Sebastian Coates's incredible strike, Luis Suarez's usual hijinks leading to a Dirk Kuyt goal. Uruguayan your way, I'll go mine.
What else could one expect other than a Liverpool win? But the magical script writer in the sky had seen this before and said, wait a minute, it's time to write differently. Liverpool overcome by ennui and error in the last 15 minutes fell as QPR began their Loftus Road miracle.
Shaun Derry's header off a Adel Taraabt corner. QPR 1 Liverpool 2. In the 86th minute, Taye Taiwo's inch perfect cross was met by Djibril Cisse who made his former club pay with QPR's second goal. QPR 2 Liverpool 2. And in the 91st minute Luis Enrique handed James Mackie a goal on a platter and the winner. QPR 3 Liverpool 2.
This was not what King Kenny had planned. Everytime Liverpool seems to be turning the corner (The Carling Cup win, the 3-0 Everton spanking), they stumble like clowns stuck in mud. How is he going to spin this? Projecting the new kit sponsorship as fungible with points is not working.
There was some icing on the cake too. Twittering fool, Joey Barton was booed by the QPR fans after he was subbed off for his horrendous display. His response:
" Disappointed with fans booing, were meant to be in it together. They won't break me, guaranteed. I've been through much worse."