Atkinson also took charge of the reverse fixture that season, this time the Red Devils hitting three past Brendan Rodgers' side without reply.
Liverpool host Manchester United at Anfield on Saturday and, though Dalglish believes the league is a more level playing field following Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement, he says Arsenal have been left behind. Again, it came straight after an international break, allowing the build-up to reach fever pitch.
"We tried everything, only with the wrong tools tonight", he said. We don't control the game by having the ball all the time. Liverpool failed to create a clear chance.
Toothless Palace are the first top-flight side to lose their opening seven games since Portsmouth in 2009 and the first in 129 years of the Football League to do so without scoring. Two shots on target with 65 per cent of possession.
And Klopp will be looking to turn around a poor record in both early kickoffs and in games directly after the international break since his arrival on Merseyside in 2015. It is their problem, not our problem.
Jose Mourinho has insisted that he wouldn't cry over losing Marouane Fellaini for Manchester United's trip to Liverpool through injury. He wanted everyone to know that the onus was on the home team's manager to open things up in search of the breakthrough.
"Certainly, it's been a lot longer than most people would have anticipated but that will only make it all the more sweet when it comes - I just hope it comes sooner rather than later". For while Klopp is a coach with a fine record against the best teams, in part that is because Pep Guardiola and Arsene Wenger want to dominate the ball. It is still the lowest possession they have had in a Premier League game since Opta began collecting such data.