James Milner's 80th-minute penalty sent Liverpool back to the top of the Premier League table with a 2-1 victory over Fulham after Anfield old boy Ryan Babel's equaliser had appeared to put a serious dint in the visitors' title challenge.
He is much more involved this time around, though, as a fully fledged member of the Liverpool team that now top the pile at the last worldwide break of the season.
With rain pouring at Craven Cottage, Liverpool weathered the metaphorical storm as well and Mane could have killed the game but his glancing header from a corner grazed the crossbar.More news: Downstream Missouri River prepares for flooding
However, as a torrential rain shower swept over the banks of the Thames to make playing conditions hazardous, Liverpool's slender lead proved a unsafe one.
Disaster seemed to have struck for Liverpool when Van Dijk's header back towards Alisson didn't have enough purchase and Babel stepped in with the break of the ball to tap into an empty net.
Despite Van Dijk's error against Fulham, Mike Walters believes Klopp's men still have the best defensive records in all four divisions. That's how they got promoted.
He's now gone seven games in all competitions without a goal.
Not that it mattered anyway: just as viewers were getting anxious about Fulham showing some competency, they stuffed it up and gave away a daft late penalty that James Milner converted for a nervy Liverpool win in west London.