Liverpool came within a whisker of getting their evening off to a perfect start in their Massive Title Decider (©Sky Sports) against Man City at the Etihad.
Knowing a win would take them 10 points clear of their opponents at the top of the tree, the Reds quite literally came within centimetres of taking an early lead amid a calamitous defensive mix-up between Ederson and John Stones.
Sadio Mane clanged a low shot against the post only for the City duo to come perilously close to sending the rebound into their own net.
Thankfully, Stones made an astounding recovery tackle to prevent Mohamed Salah from bundling the ball across the line…
Indeed, the Premier League still had their ruler out when Sergio Aguero clouted one home at the other end to put City ahead.
After the celebrations died down, the league were able to officially confirm just how close the Reds had come to scoring…
— Premier League (@premierleague) 3 January 2019
That’s roughly the length of a single grain of long-grained basmati rice.