“I thought the lads showed what great character we have,” said Carragher after going behind twice against Bolton before winning. “No-one can ever write us off because I think ourselves and Manchester United, not just in this league but probably anywhere in the world, are the best at coming back from deficits and winning games.”

It’s a lot easier to come back from a losing position when you’re playing against 10 men, Jamie, something which Liverpool have learnt on plenty of occasions over the past year!

City winnin 2-1
Zabaleta sent off (67 mins)
Torres scores (73 mins)
Kuyt scores (90 mins)
Liverpool win 3-2

Wigan winning 2-1
Valencia sent off (75 mins)
Riera scores (80 mins)
Kuyt scores (85 mins)
Liverpool win 3-2
The Guardian: They lost Antonio Valencia to an arguable pair of yellow cards. Why, Bruce asked, had Alan Wiley booked Valencia for encroaching at a free-kick where Liverpool players were jostling Wigan men in the wall, and which Xabi Alonso appeared to have taken?

Liverpool and Chelsea drawing 0-0
Lampard sent off (60 mins)
Torres scores (89 mins)
Torres scores (90 mins)
Liverpool win 2-0
The Daily Mail: Frank Lampard deserved to stay on the pitch.

Bolton winning 2-1
Davis sent off (54 mins)
Torres scores (56 mins)
Gerrard scores (83 mins)
Liverpool win 3-2

Thinking of United’s great come back games; against Spurs and Villa last season, more famously against Arsenal, Juventus and Bayern Munich in 1999, against Spurs in 2001 etc. we did it when playing against 11 men. That’s what defines a team who really is mentally strong and determined, instead of just lucky.