Norwich City manager Daniel Farke revealed his delight at his side's performance in the 4-1 defeat to Liverpool, insisting that the scoreline didn't tell the whole story.
The Canaries enjoyed plenty of exciting moments but ultimately conceded four first-half goals to get their Premier League campaign off to the worst possible start. They were bright in attack, but could not cope defensively.
He said: "I'm unbelievably pleased with the character of my team. To be 4-0 down at half time and go out and win the second half - perhaps we were a bit lucky - but it's great. We showed great character and i'm totally pleased - especially with the second half - but we are disappointed that we lost this game.
"I wanted my lads to show character. In the first half, we created more chances and had more shots on goal. Liverpool had four shots on goal and ended up 4-0 up at half time. My feeling was that, even in the first half, we were not that bad. We created many chances and were unlucky.
"I'm in love with this team. I love my players and I like the character that we showed today. We will stick to our beliefs. I want us to keep up with all this, to be brave and go out like you're playing football with your mates.
"I think we were brilliant, but o