It took all of eight minutes to prove that Liverpool are at it again. They fell behind having taken the suspect approach of leaving the enormous Stefano Okaka unmarked six yards from goal from a corner, and then fell behind within four minutes of Sadio Mané's equaliser after some absurd, cavalcade defending.
With Liverpool's defence a shambles, the attentions naturally turned to Virgil Van Dijk: the surly, expensive panacea to all of Liverpool's defensive ills. At half-time on Sky Sports, however, an enraged Jamie Carragher slammed Liverpool's defending, and explained that no one player can fix Liverpool's biggest problem.
Liverpool marked zonally on the first goal, and allowed Okaka a direct run on goal with Roberto Firmino positioned supposedly to block Okaka's route to goal. He unsurprisingly failed to do so, and Carragher went off on one, accentuating Liverpool's eternal vulnerability on the counter attack.