Steve Sutcliffe, BBC Sport
However, when Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp watches this match back there will be little else to take encouragement and joy from.
It was a performance that he will quickly want to move on from with his side, who are usually so fluent in attack, short of inspiration in the final third.
At Kenilworth Road they gave little indication that they complement the talents of each other with Mac Allister’s position, often at the base of that trio, seemingly restricting his influence.
Given Klopp’s side travel to Manchester City later this month it may be an issue that requires immediate attention.