Liverpool piled the pressure on in the second half but were unable to break our resistance as clear-cut chances were kept to a minimum.
Indeed, it took until the 72nd minute for Kasey Keller to be seriously tested when he had to divert Steven Gerrard's shot but until then, Jerzy Dudek had the save of the match when he turned Helder Postiga's volley aside.
I GET equal satisfaction from both of our games this week but for different reasons.
We were totally in control against Leeds on Saturday and managed to turn the game around from a deficit.
At Anfield, we went for the three points but defended very well. That was the first time since I've been here as manager that I've been able to play that back three of Anthony Gardner, Ledley King and Dean Richards for the second game on the trot.
It's an amazing fact, but true. Someone has always been injured, suspended, whatever. We looked solid and Liverpool found it hard to break us down.
I have to give full credit to Ledley and Dean, they've not had a pre-season and they've been thrown in at the deep end and responded.
If we can get one more game out of them on Saturday then we'll have two weeks where we can get some sharp training down them and they'll be etter for that.
It wasn't all about defendig though. In the first half we got into some good positions and as I said, we went to Anfeld trying to get the three points.
We knew that Liverpool would come out of the blocks quickly, they've not had the win they've been looking for, and we needed to be shrewd in the way we played. We have a relatively young side but that was a good team performance.
Rohan has done smashing since he came into the team and he'll feel good about himself. Young lad lad hasd to keep his feet on the rgound. He's doing well for at this moment but as we find out with most youngster, it's a long hard season. He'l need to be rested at some stage but the way he's played in the last few games will be good for him and the team.
Glenn Hoddle was quick to point out that Anfield marked the first time he's been able to play a back three of Anthony Gardner, Ledley King and Dean Richards together back-to-back - the trio were superb in a goalless draw on Wednesday night.