Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher felt his side deserved their 2-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
Aaron Ramsey's unfortunate own goal and Luis Suarez's late strike proved to be enough to give Liverpool their first ever win at the Emirates.
An under-strength Arsenal side was further depleted by an early injury to Laurent Koscielny and the sending-off of Emmanuel Frimpong and Carragher, who captained Liverpool in the absence of Steven Gerrard, admitted it was a good time to play the Gunners.
"They are such a great side and have been for a long time and it is a difficult place to come but we deserved (the win) today," Carragher told Sky Sports HD2.
"To be fair to them they have a lot of injuries and they had a couple more at the back today so when you have that many it is going to be awkward but I think (Thomas) Vermaelen was outstanding, especially in the first half."
Carragher also felt the win was important following last weekend's disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Sunderland.
"Last week was a bit of a comedown after everyone had started well - the players, fans and staff were on a bit of a downer and I think we had a little to prove here after that," added Carragher.
Room for improvement
Man of the match Jose Enrique felt the own goal changed the game but still feels there is room for improvement in the Liverpool side.
"We had a lot of chances in the first half and didn't score but after the first goal we had control of the game," noted Enrique.
"All (the new signings) started today in the first XI and we did OK and won against one of the best teams in England.
"We have to play more together to play better but we did well today. I think I played OK but I have to know the players more."