Laudrup hails famous win
MICHAEL Laudrup hailed a famous victory after Swansea City knocked Liverpool out of the Capital One Cup to book a quarter-final meeting with Middlesbrough.
Swansea triumphed 3-1 at Anfield and afterwards Brendan Rodgers conceded the best team won.
Chico Flores put Swansea ahead with a 34th minute header before Nathan Dyer doubled that advantage when he finished off a flowing move 17 minutes from time.
Liverpool substitute Luis Suarez hit back almost immediately to set Swansea nerves jangling until Jonathan de Guzman sealed victory in injury time.
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"In the first half we had a chance with Jonathan (de Guzman) and about five other opportunities as well so overall I thought we deserved the win," said Laudrup.
"When you come to Anfield it's not often you can say you created that many chances and deserved to win.
"To win at Anfield is great so maybe it is the best result since I've been here.
"The names of Liverpool and Anfield are big so it's a great achievement for the squad, for the club and for the fans.
"We can enjoy this but not for long because in 72 hours we have another big game.
"We have to wait until December to play the quarter-final, but we're looking forward to it."
Rodgers came up against Swansea for the first time since leaving the Liberty for Merseyside in the summer.
"I thought the best team won," he said.
"In the first half our tempo was slow.
"With Swansea there was nothing new, they were bright and they were creative.
"It took the introduction of Steven (Gerrard) and Luis (Suarez) to improve the tempo for us.
"We looked like we could score, but we didn't get the goals and were hit on two breakaways.
"The best team won, that was clear."