Manchester - Liverpool failed to record a record-equalling 18th straight Premier League win, but Adam Lallana's late equaliser saved the European champions from a shock defeat at Manchester United in a 1-1 draw on Sunday.
The two most successful sides in English football could not have come into the game in more contrasting form.
Liverpool's best opening before the break came when Sadio Mane finally found some space to counter-attack, but from his cut-back Roberto Firmino fired too close to David de Gea.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was furious on the touchline even before a VAR review failed to overturn the decision.
Lallana had played just 10 minutes in the Premier League this season prior to coming off the bench 20 minutes from time.