Jurgen Klopp has told his Liverpool stars to copy Chelsea's blueprint as they fight to qualify for the Champions League.
The rest of that day was spent in celebration at yet another Premier League double over the neighbours and the weekend got better as Man Utd, Man City and Arsenal all dropped points.
Against Bournemouth on Wednesday, Liverpool led 2-1, having conceded an early opener, and were heading for three points before Joshua King's 86th-minute equaliser. We had all these games, it was not the freshest moment of the season, then we were missing Sadio in the shape he was in, plus we were missing Phil (Coutinho), which was not ideal. But I see a player with energy, pace, good movement, a hard shot and an ability to score goals with his head. With the quality they have if you switch off for a second they punish us but fortunately we never gave up and were able to salvage an equaliser.
"That's not nice but we have to take it".
"We all know that we have one goal". That's how we have to see it.
While many were clamouring for Daniel Sturridge to start, it was obvious that Klopp had more faith in Origi to fit the system he was trying to play.
Dreams of a second-place finish occupied Liverpool's minds before this game kicked off.
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However, he was taken off in the second half somewhat surprisingly, but it later emerged that he had been ill at half-time and was forced off because of that illness.
"We only thought it made sense to give one more defensive protection in the centre", Klopp said of the only substitution he made on the night.
It was weak defending by Klavan, but ultimately what Liverpool deserved for allowing Bournemouth to come at them for the final thirty minutes.
Errors undermined Liverpool's victory prospects at the start and close of the contest.
According to Carra, we couldn't expect to win the Premier League due to our budget, which is dwarfed by United's, City's and Chelsea's - but under Klopp - have time to eventually build a squad which could.
Nigel Spackman has insisted that he was left bemused with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp's decision to alter his side's formation during their 2-2 draw with Bournemouth on Wednesday. They had reverted to three at the back after the injured Sadio Mané's replacement, Divock Origi, put them ahead in the 59th minute as a protection policy and in response to Coutinho departing through illness.
Striker Divock Origi, who made it two goals in as many games with what had seemed likely to be the victor, told the club's official website: "We created a lot of chances, but the details count at this level".