For 45 minutes of Watford v Liverpool football fans up and down the country were fighting the urge to switch over to Location, Location, Location.
Seriously, it was that boring. You would never have know that Liverpool were needed a win to ensure they stay ahead of the pack in the qualification race for next season’s Champions League.
But on the brink of half-time something quite spectacular happened.
Strangely enough it all started at the feet of Lucas Leiva, a man who would soon register his third assist in five games, having gone 100 with just one.
Leiva spotted the run of Emre Can, picking out the German just inside the box with a floated cross.
What happened next was enough to get even the most ardent Everton fan off their seat.
Rather than take the ball down, or try and get a header in on Heurelho Gomes’ goal, Can acrobatically spun around and volleyed the ball into the top corner of the net.
Was it better than Wayne Rooney’s effort against Man City? What about Andy Carroll’s strike against Crystal Palace.
That’s not for us to decide. All we know is that the game was in desperate need of some flair, something Can provided in ample measure.
The only downside for Jurgen Klopp during the first 45 minutes was watching Philippe Coutinho limp off with an injury.
But when one Brazilian goes off, another steps up. Who knew Leiva was such a creative force?
As for Can, we’re sure that new contract will be in the post very shortly.