Liverpool still look like the Premier League champions are waiting with a record and good fortune to secure a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
The victory, secured by Roberto Firmino in the 85th minute, made 30 league games without losing to Jurgen Klopp's side.
It has also strengthened their resilience to turn it into a success, a tradition that seems to carry their first Premier League title in 30 years.
Another crucial victory will keep the European champions eight points clear of Leicester and open up 12 points for champions Manchester City ahead of Saturday's match against Chelsea.
Liverpool were assisted by Mohamed Salah, who started on the bench as he continues to struggle with an ankle injury, and did not have his usual form for the first half at Palace.
Opportunities in the first half has been happening for the visitors, especially when Jordan Ayew's shot deflected heavily off before Joel Ward headed a free-kick to give the head of Gary Cahill.
It looked like a piece of lead gave Palace the lead just two minutes before halftime.
Luka Milivojevic's free kick cut Georginio Wijnaldum's head and fell on James Tomkins' path to straighten home.
But not for the first time this season, Klopp's boys thanked VAR for eliminating the goal.
Ayew's hand was on the back of Lovren as the pair moved on to the ball, but VAR officer Chris Kavanagh publicly criticized the Croatian defender as hard as he could push at a normal speed.
If Liverpool have some idea of the first half, they spread the lead four minutes before they started.
First, Jordan Henderson released Mane with a shot only to have the striker shoot his shot.
Within minutes, he forgave what was missing when Firmino hit Andy Robertson's cross in his driveway.
Mane has turned and sent a shot to have sufficient capacity to be able to support higher Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita and threw a shot on the other side and crossed the line.
The hosts responded with shots in the first shot Andros Townsend then Milivojevic.
Meanwhile, Firmino has almost made it 2-0 after 67 minutes, and a strong heel threw the ball from Guaita.
That looked like a huge loss as Palace fought for its return. Alisson needed to push down Jeffrey Schlupp's car slowly before replacing Christian Benteke with a brilliant kick.
The former Liverpool player then helped set up the equalizer, hitting the area and looking for Townsend who threw the ball to Zaha. A quick shot later and Zaha shot a low shot from Alisson.
However, as always this season, Liverpool have received an immediate response. Virgil van Dijk's spectacular effort met Palace in a panic when Firmino fired a corner and the ball hit the post.
The victory by the defending champions came back to haunting the injured man when Zaha, who had a wonderful cross from Townsend, fired a shot and shot wide of the Liverpool net.
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