Liverpool are being roundly praised for scribing a fresh entry into their scrapbook of improbable comebacks against Borussia Dortmund.
Coming from 3-1 down to beat the Germans 4-3 evoked memories of previous incredible turnarounds pulled off by the club, such as the 2005 Champions League Final or the FA Cup decider of the following year.
The Reds have reputation for being a club with a unique propensity for leaping off the mortuary slab just as the post mortem is getting underway.
Yet, when it comes to the here and now, they should be just as synonymous with capitulation as the yellow-clad outfit on their way back to Germany with their tails between their legs.
No Premier League side has thrown away more points from winning positions this season than Jurgen Klopp’s men.
In total, the team currently being quite-rightly heralded for an astonishing fight back against Dortmund, are 17 points worse off than they would be if they’d seen out the victory in every game in which they got their noses in front.
Only five matches back, the Reds blew a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to Southampton, the second time in five games they’d failed to turn a two-goal lead into a win.
They have also taken the lead in all seven of their score draws in 2015/16.
Second-placed Tottenham currently sit 17 points ahead of Liverpool on 65, six ahead of Arsenal in third and eight ahead of Manchester City in fourth, underlining the importance of their inability to hold on to leads.
A trip to Bournemouth is next on the agenda for the Europa League adventurers, who are just 11/10 for victory, with the draw 12/5 and the Cherries 23/10.
More appealing though, for visitors so prone to matches of dramatically shifting equilibrium, bwin go 7/1 about the first side to score going on to lose at the Vitality Stadium in their run-of-play market.