Liverpool supporters would have no doubt loved it if they had resoundingly beaten Crystal Palace on Monday evening, yet even after surrendering a three nil lead over the South Londoners and only taking one point from a possible six in their last two games, they are still nowhere near the bottle job status of their weekend opponents - Newcastle United.
Liverpool, an unlikely addition into this season's climactic title race considering their pre-season status as a club potentially close to selling their top asset, put together an exemplary winning run last month - 11 on the trot, or undefeated in 16.
Even if the Magpies smash them up on Sunday, May 11, they will still have only lost out on the Premier League title by a maximum of five points.
Rewind back to the infamous Kevin Keegan speech from the 1995-96 season: "I've kept really quiet, but I'll tell you something, [Sir Alex Ferguson] went down in my estimation when he said that - we're still fighting for this title and I tell you honestly, I will love it if we beat them, love it!"
During that campaign, a former Reds legend Keegan had helped Newcastle to the top of the league table with a 12-point cushion - but that advantage evaporated as United ended up claiming the crown, with a four point hold over the Tyneside outfit.
A 16-point swing is far more disastrous than even the worst Liverpool capitulation from now.