To be fair, the Reds haven't been at their best since the 4-0 win against West Ham on the opening day of the season.
Mauricio Pochettino's men do have home advantage, however, and they will be desperate to put their disappointing defeat to Watford behind them as soon as possible. When you analyse all the circumstances maybe it was right that happened early rather than at the end. Yes, we learned, the experience was that one game can be completely different to another.
The pair join the likes of Moussa Sissoko and Juan Foyth in the stands, although there has been some good news on that front, as they are expected to return to training imminently and could be available for selection in the not too distant future. When Adam is back, we have the squad together, and that will be the first time.
"Come on. If, against Liverpool at Wembley, you do not have the desire and the focus to play, it is not about playing well, it is about attitude and to say, "Hey, come on, we are aggressive and we try to win".
"In the last few years they have shown they are contenders for the Premier League and they played the final of the Champions League and to get there is because you have a great team and of course they improved this summer and they will be tough to beat".
It was most noticeable when Liverpool broke with a three-on-two, with Mane leading the way. "We all have to make constantly the best of what we've got".
Heung-Min Son is back following his Asian Games duty, but Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris are out injured.
These are the games that can prove decisive in the race for the title, so it distorts the competition to have them take place when the two managers and sets of players have barely had time to practice a set-piece in the build-up.