Liverpool FC manager Rafael Benítez and his Chelsea FC counterpart José Mourinho both felt their side had the upper hand at Anfield.
Rafael Benítez, Liverpool manager
It was a good game - we played with a high tempo and we both tried to win - but we played better than them. Sometimes the small things can prove the difference. When we play one game we are close to [Chelsea] although across the season they have a strong squad. The idea was to press high and with [Peter] Crouch you can keep the ball and there are a lot of possibilities in attack. It is good to have four points but after today we could have had six. It was a good game for people to enjoy and it was important for us to play well. You can see a Liverpool team at the same level as Chelsea and today we were better than them.
José Mourinho, Chelsea manager
I'm not 100 per cent satisfied but it's a point so I'm not crazy with happiness but I'm not very sad. In the Champions League a point away from home is not a bad result. It's a fair result and I don't think anyone deserved to win. In the last 15 minutes we played [Hernán] Crespo and [Didier] Drogba together and I thought they would give us three points but as an away team I think we did our job. It was very competitive and a very good game. The game was very close - a game for men. There was not a lot of space in midfield, the fight was there and there was not a lot of space to create chances. We coped with them very well. Liverpool didn't create much danger.