Hertha's players, meanwhile, felt they fully deserved the victory over Jürgen Klopp's team. bundesliga.com rounds up the key post-match reaction from both camps...
Nuri Sahin: We should have added to our lead after going in front, but we took our foot off the gas. We need more of a killer instinct to win these types of matches. Had we scored the second goal, Hertha wouldn't have got back into the match. They defended well in the second half and took advantage of our errors in the first. We're very frustrated.
Sebastian Kehl: We stopped playing football after making a good start to the match. We let Hertha back into the game with those two goals and we couldn't break them down in the second half. The defeat is very, very disappointing - it's our third home defeat in a row and we're going to have to wait until the start of next year to put things right.
Tolga Cigerci: We're delighted to have got the three points. We fought very well throughout the 90 minutes and thoroughly deserved the victory. Playing in front of 80,000 fans is always special, but we didn't lose focus and got what we deserved.
Marius Gersbeck: You just have to put the mistake behind you. The team fought back from going behind and it's a truly amazing feeling to have won the match. Today's experience was like a dream.