Liverpool emerged victorious tonight in a one goal thriller against Sparta Prague, in an unusually timed early kick off, which according to whichever source you care to believe, was scheduled by Channel Five in order that it not clash with Coronation Street.
Or C5 pundit Stan Collymore to pursue certain unspecified nefarious activities in the Southport area.
In a scintillating contest, Ngog displayed amazing levels of incompetence in front of goal, and Krygiakos showed that he can bleed and huff and puff to no effect with the best of them.
Joe Cole provided ample evidence of why he is destined for either Fulham or West Ham in the summer, and Dirk Kuyt eventually managed to put one in to spare the reds blushes. Which makes a change. Usually he just runs about like a headless chicken, panicking opponents and team mates alike.
So, in this Europa League extravaganza, the Czechs were bounced, the Scousers live to fight another day, and a nation was bored rigid as the famous Kop managed a squawky version of the Fields Of Anfield Road and YNWA before, thankfully, we could safely forget the whole embarrassing experience.
Mind you, the Liverpool coaching staff looked well dapper in their black puffa jackets with yellow trim.
At least fashion appears to be alive and kicking in Scouseland...
More as we get it.