Sunderland boss David Moyes admitted during the week that he might need to park a "double-decker bus" at Anfield to prevent Liverpool an easy three points.
And, judging by the first 45 minutes of action, he wasn't bluffing. Despite Jurgen Klopp's men enjoying the majority of possession, they've had very little to show for it. Indeed, arguably the most dramatic moment of the first half was when an injury forced a change of linesman.
And, with the Merseyside club's fans having gone through a similar scenario last weekend during a 0-0 draw with Southampton, frustration is starting to boil over on social media. And one Liverpool player in particular is front and centre.
With Adam Lallana missing a second straight game as he continues to recover from an injury picked up on international duty, Georginio Wijnaldum has been given another chance to stake a claim for a regular starting spot today.
However, it is fair to say that the Dutchman hasn't exactly impressed the Liverpool fan base with his efforts against Sunderland so far.
In fact, judging by the responses on Twitter, the former Newcastle United man has actually taken several steps back when it comes to convincing the Merseyside faithful that he can be a success at the club he joined in the summer.
In fairness to Wijnaldum, with Liverpool having been frustrated as a whole so far this afternoon, he isn't the only player underperforming for Klopp at the half way stage of Saturday's action.
Unlike the likes of Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, though, he doesn't have a string of sensational performances already under his belt this season to fall back on.
Of course, things can change very quickly in football and, facing one of the favourites for relegation, Liverpool will still be confident of breaking down Sunderland and getting the three points.
If Wijnaldum can play a part in helping his team to that crucial breakthrough, he can expect a very different reaction on social media come full time.
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