The Arsenal goal served only to make the eleven players on the pitch, the manager and the Anfield crowd angry and the Reds' launched surge after surge of attacks at their visitors defence, battering the door down and looking as if they could find the net every time they came forward.
Jason McAteer has told Arsenal boss Unai Emery he got his tactics wrong at Anfield, after his side were crushed 5-1 by Liverpool.
"I'm not the smartest person in the world but I'm really not an idiot - not always at least! It's not important how far you are ahead in December".
Champions Manchester City, who Liverpool meet in their next game on 3 January, could cut the gap to seven points by beating Southampton on Sunday, but Liverpool are guaranteed to finish 2018 top of the table.
This is what Ian McGarry of the Transfer Window podcast has to say, adding that manage Pep Guardiola has known about the weakness in the Manchester City squad for some time, and has finally chose to plug that gap.
"For sure Tottenham's result people out there reacted, but not inside the dressing room where they were completely concentrated on the match and not allowed to have that influence our game".
It didn't start off so well, though.
Liverpool had trailed at home in the league for the first time in a day short of a year when Ainsley Maitland-Niles turned home Alex Iwobi's excellent cross after 11 minutes.
"We did well so far", he said.
It was immediate and ruthless, exposing Arsenal's defensive frailties.
But Wolves refused to roll over and hit the home side with second half goals through Wily Boly, Raul Jimenez and Helder Costa to record a 3-1 win.
It was perhaps fitting then, that the ever-dependable Brazilian exploded into life against Arsenal to turn the Gunners' 1-0 lead into a 4-1 deficit within half an hour. Salah smashed his penalty down the middle, with Leno getting a slight touch.
"Mo Salah gave the penalty to Bobby and I nearly cried because we all know how much Mo wants to score goals", added Klopp.
Firmino wrapped things up in the 65th minute, scoring from the spot after Sead Kolasinac appeared to nudge Dejan Lovren to the ground.
Although Mitrovic scored a late victor that moved Fulham up one place to 18th, Ranieri afterwards expressed his anger at Kamara, who had scored a penalty against Manchester United earlier this season.