John W. Henry, the principal owner of Liverpool, has praised the club’s resurgence under new boss Kenny Dalglish.
Liverpool beat Sparta Prague one-nil in last night’s Europa Cup tie to secure a place in the Final 16.
This takes their unbeaten run to seven matches – with the Reds conceding just once during this period when Wigan Athletic.
The billionaire boss of New England Sports Ventures said: “Over the last 7 matches, I believe, only 1 goal (and that may have been offside) has been conceded.
“Terrific effort on defense with increasing aggressiveness.
“We all have to be extremely happy with the progress, work-rate, determination and coaching staff. A total team effort. Great to see.”
A late Dirk Kuyt header secured victory for an under-strength Liverpool in front of a full house at Anfield.
The Reds, without the injured Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson and Andy Carroll and ineligible Luis Suarez, were struggling to break the deadlock with French striker David Ngog particularly wasteful.
But the ever-reliable Dirk Kuyt answered fans’ prayers in the 86th minute when he expertly headed home a Raul Meireles corner.