Klopp’s decision to bring on Joe Gomez and Curtis Jones certainly helped stabilise things, the former less prone to jumping into a mistimed press than Bradley and the latter replacing an off-form Dominik Szoboszlai.

But of greater significance was the introduction of Harvey Elliott.

Elliott (No 19) played in a right-wing position in a rejigged 4-4-2 shape for Liverpool (see the average position map after Elliott was introduced below), taking up the right half-space very intelligently and driving Liverpool forward in a new way.

Liverpool kept pushing for the winner but lacked a clinical touch in the final third. Mohamed Salah in particular was wasteful, although arguably Klopp was at fault for taking off the ever-dangerous Darwin Nunez for Cody Gakpo, who offered little.

The match petered out from there, leaving Liverpool, overwhelmingly the better team for much of this encounter, rueing two points dropped in the title race.

Tottenham Hotspur moved into fourth in the Premier League table following a 3-1 victory over relegation-battling Nottingham Forest on Sunday.

Fantastic second-half finishes from Micky van de Ven and Pedro Porro helped Ange Postecoglou’s side leapfrog Aston Villa, on whom they still have in match in hand, into the top four.

Spurs had been pegged back in the first half, with Chris Wood – who also hit the woodwork – cancelling Murillo’s earlier own-goal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, where they eventually claimed an eighth win in nine matches.

Spurs are now ahead of Villa, who drew with Brentford on Saturday, on goal difference, which is the metric that also keeps 17th-placed Forest outside of the bottom three.