Wigan manager Roberto Martinez believes his club continue to make progress after holding Liverpool to a 0-0 draw.
Ali Al Habsi was the hero at the DW Stadium, as the goalkeeper crowned a man-of-the-match performance with a second-half penalty save from Charlie Adam.
And Martinez thinks the stalemate is 'another step forward' after Wigan fought back to earn a draw against Chelsea last weekend.
The Wigan boss told Sky Sports in his post-match interview: "It's not about the result, it's once more about the performance - we spoke about carrying on from Saturday.
"After the first 20 minutes, when we invited pressure by giving the ball away, we opened the game up and had some really good chances.
"We played eye-to-eye and it would have been a disaster to lose that game. I am extremely happy for the players and it's another step forward."
Al Habsi made eight saves from Liverpool's 15 attempts at goal and Martinez was pleased with the display of his goalkeeper, but also credited his team as a whole.
He said: "You are playing against an outstanding side and you need to expect that. You need to expect that you have to defend.
"We kept the forward line of Liverpool very quiet. When you need your goalkeeper to be there, he was there.
"He has been outstanding throughout. But it would be very unfair if you rely on your goalkeeper. We have done it before and you don't get a result.
"I think it was a full squad performance."