On the Kop a new banner was unveiled before kick-off which read “The Unbearables” with six stars underneath to mark Liverpool’s number of European Cups.
It is a dig at their rivals who claimed the Reds would be, well, unbearable if they won a trophy again.
But it was inadvertently fitting that it was revealed for the first time for the visit of Arsenal.
That is because the Gunners must find coming to these parts simply unbearable.
This is now seven visits to Anfield without a victory for them.
It is a record that reads five defeats, two draws and no wins with 25 goals conceded since they beat the Reds here 2-0 in 2012.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery joked beforehand that his side never want to play Liverpool.
It might be a serious claim soon enough.
But it is not just Jurgen Klopp’s side who make away days hell for the Gunners.
For a team wanting to rub shoulders with the big boys in the Premier League again, the Gunners still can’t out-fire with them away from the Emirates.
Because for all the talk of green shoots of recovery after two opening wins this season against Newcastle and Burnley, yet again they suffered against one of the rest of the so-called “Big Six” on the road.
The Gunners have not beaten any of the big boys away from home since Arsene Wenger’s side won 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium against Manchester City in 2015.
This was their 23rd game without a win away from home against one of the top guns in the Premier League.
If they want to be back in the top four and qualifying for the Champions League, it is a record which simply must improve.
They will need Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to up his game against the big boys too.
It would be a bit harsh to call last season’s joint-top scorer a flat-track bully.
But his tally of three goals in 14 league games against Arsenal’s fellow “Big Six” since he arrived in England does not read as the record of a man who delivers on the biggest of stages.
Not when he has netted 31 goals in 38 matches against the rest of the Premier League.
Kop boss Klopp warned against the threat of the player he signed for Borussia Dortmund back in 2013.
He called him a “goal machine” and insisted he had no “real weaknesses”.
But his failure to capitalise on an early gift from Adrian when the stand-in Liverpool keeper messed up a clearance suggested there may be some areas of improvement.
Yet here at Anfield the real problem has been at the other end for the Gunners.
Emery’s approach this time was to keep it tight in the middle and take the gamble that the Reds wouldn’t deliver a killer cross from the wings.
A risky tactic when Liverpool have assist machines like Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson, two full-backs who were allowed to constantly bombed forward.
Eventually, it was a corner from Alexander-Arnold that set up Joel Matip for the opener.
At least Emery had tried something different to contain the Reds after his side got walloped 5-1 on this patch last season.
But it was still new approach, same result. Just slightly fewer conceded this time.
David Luiz was brought in this summer to improve the Arsenal defence and he made some decent interceptions in the opening half.
But needlessly pulling Mo Salah back for Liverpool’s penalty shows the bizarre side to the former Chelsea man that could cost Arsenal as many points as he may save them this season.
The one positive they could take from this outside of Lucas Torreira’s late consolation, was the counter-attacking threat of summer signing Nicolas Pepe.
But when Salah slid home the third for Liverpool, the brilliant chance the £72m man missed in the first half at 0-0 seemed a distant memory.
Not as distant a memory as an Arsenal win at Anfield, mind you.