Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed that his side's loss to Manchester United last season helped them regain their identity.
However, Rodgers's men went on a 13-match unbeaten run after their defeat, which he feels was the turning point in their season.
He told reporters: "It was probably the best defeat I've ever had. You never want to lose the game but I saw enough in that day to know we had actually got our identity back.
"We should have scored goals but ultimately lost the game because we didn't defend well enough. From that moment we then kicked on and had a good spell."
Liverpool face United at Old Trafford later today.