Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has claimed the club's season is 'back on track' following yesterday's 2-1 victory over Wolves at Anfield.
The Reds took an early lead through Roger Johnson's own goal, and Luis Suarez made it 2-0 for Kenny Dalglish's side relatively early. Steven Fletcher made it a tense second period though, scoring early after half-time.
With Steven Gerrard returning to fitness on Merseyside, the Brazilian is fighting for his starting spot in the Merseysiders' first XI, and will be hoping to be involved as the side look to continue improving.
"It was an important win. It was a heavy defeat at Spurs, so it was important to win in the Carling Cup and get three points in the Barclays Premier League which gives us the chance to be closer to the top four," Lucas told the official Liverpool website.
"We spoke before the game against Brighton. We needed to win, get back on track, go into the next round and come into this game with confidence - and to win too. That is what happened."
Mick McCarthy's side made it a difficult second-half for the Reds, and had chances to equalise as tension mounted at Anfield.
Lucas was happy to claim the important victory in any way possible though, with the most important thing being the three points on the board.
"It was a tough game and we had plenty of chances but only took two," he added.
"It is hard when you concede a goal early in the second half. We tried to control the game and I think we managed well.
"I think sometimes we are a bit unlucky; we twice hit the post and there were a couple of saves by the 'keeper but that means we are creating chances. If we can score more goals it will be good but it was an important win."