Chelsea's ability to contain fearless front-man Luis Suarez while stifling Liverpool's midfielders such as Steven Gerrard and Raheem Sterling is perhaps proof that they could - and should - have delivered more in the current Premier League campaign, claims Sky Sports analyst Gary Neville, who says that the players will be angry and that Jose Mourinho will be kicking himself because of previous dropped points against clubs like West Ham United, Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Sunderland.
Chelsea turned up to Anfield on Sunday, April 27 with a disciplined strategy that frustrated Brendan Rodgers' Reds, a team who had blitzed away previous elite-level opponents on Merseyside.
Ultimately, the difference between Liverpool and Chelsea was perhaps the experience of the dugout, the bench and, of course, those on the pitch.
In the past, one Manchester United full-back Patrice Evra explained the difference between themselves and Arsenal in one match was men against boys and now Neville, a former United full back himself, may have written another installment in the man versus boys conversation.
"Chelsea deserve a lot of credit for what they did today - it was a game for men and I think that Chelsea had a lot of experience out there," he said.
Even though Chelsea triumphed, they are still two points shy from Liverpool, who are in command of the current Premier League table. Both teams have just two matches remaining in their domestic fixture list while Manchester City can overtake both should they win their game-in-hand.
"If I was a Chelsea player I'd [have gone] home angry, very angry that we dropped points against West Ham, Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and particularly last week against Sunderland - they'll be kicking themselves," said Neville.
"I wouldn't be a Chelsea player celebrating on that bus going home. They'll be delighted that they've come to Anfield and won but they'll be absolutely kicking themselves, I would think, that they've lost stupid points in these last few weeks.
"I think Mourinho will be kicking himself as well that his players haven't been able to see it through against the lesser teams."