Then out of nowhere, Curtis Jones - who had impressed in the middle of the park - scored an absolute peach of a goal which left Anfield and those watching at home stunned.
It was Jones' first senior professional goal and one that quite clearly displayed his massive potential.
Taking on rival Everton at Anfield on Sunday in the FA Cup third round, the 18-year-old jones went upper 90 on Jordan Pickford with a glorious strike 71 minutes in as the Reds beat their city rival 1-0.
"He's the best right now because he got a lot of stuff here", Adrian said. An unbelievable player, Scouser, very confident, can't wait to play in the first team. Good, rightly so. He's in a very good way. I know we have to work.
"He has made big steps, he will be a Liverpool player if nothing unusual happens - 100 per cent".
It wasn't long before it became evident why Klopp had made a decision to ring the changes as James Milner, filling in at left-back, was forced off inside the first ten minutes.
"Each individual was outstanding. sensational, I loved each second of the game".
"The defeat arrived because we were not able to keep a high intensity in the second (half). I would love to see a few people and ask them what they thought about the line-up, and all these bad things about me and the FA Cup and no respect".
'We lost energy, we lost confidence, we were not able to build up quick from the back and for these reasons, we were not able to keep the same idea as we had in the first-half to attack their defensive line.
Inevitable late pressure followed, but Liverpool held firm for a win that dealt a blow to Ancelotti in the early stages of his Everton tenure.