Last Updated: Wed, 02 May 2012 09:45
Fulham recorded their first win at Anfield after 30 previous attempts but boss manager Martin Jol was not there to see it.
However, unlike Saturday's woeful 4-0 defeat at Everton, first-team coach Billy McKinlay was expecting an easier phone call to his boss after Martin Skrtel's fifth-minute own goal settled matters.
"Hopefully I'll have a better conversation with him than I did after the game on Saturday and that performance will cheer him up a bit," he said. "He was close to coming but an extra day or two was needed to shake off this chest infection."
McKinlay said he was not aware of Fulham's previously poor history on Merseyside - they had not won in 48 league visits to the city's two clubs.
"I wasn't aware. I don't worry about history or statistics too much," he added. The response to Saturday's poor performance was evident and they deserve the plaudits.
"I am delighted. Many things pleased me: the performance, first and foremost, with the result a consequence of that. I couldn't be more pleased. Everything which could go wrong went wrong on Saturday but tonight there were lots of pleasing things."
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