Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish was thrilled by his side's performance in their goalless draw with Liverpool at St Andrew's.
Only a couple of world-class saves from visiting goalkeeper Jose Reina denied the Blues a victory, with McLeish having few complaints about City's overall display.
He told the club's official website: "We never took the chances and that's why we didn't win, but I'm thrilled by the performance.
"But with the chances we did create you've got to say that Pepe Reina was outstanding.
"Whether they were world-class saves that's for the experts to decide, but they certainly looked like tremendous saves from where I was.
"It was great to see our players getting into those positions and great to see that we can provide that kind of service when they're in that position, because that's the hardest part of the game - creating chances.
"Everything else I think we've been pretty good at over the last year and a half, so after creating chances like that we're just looking for the killer touch.
"But the performance level of the whole team was fantastic."