Liverpool's off day needed saving as Mohamed Salah salvaged a point in a 1-1 draw at Fulham with a late penalty in the Premier League on Sunday.
AllNews understands that Liverpool are joint leaders with Tottenham on 25 points from 12 games as Jose Mourinho's side also drew 1-1 at Crystal Palace in an earlier kickoff squandering a chance to take off past Liverpool.
Fulham stays 16th on the log with eight points but offered a brilliant performance to soften the hearts of 2,000 fans who were allowed to watch at Craven Cottage.
Fulham led through Bobby Decordova-Reid's superb 25th-minute effort and Liverpool needed returning keeper Alisson Becker and some luck to avoid being further behind at the break.
Whatever manager Jurgen Klopp said to his players during the halftime team talk had the desired effect as Liverpool were more like their old selves in the second half.
There was still little of the attacking quality which propelled them to the title last season but Liverpool was awarded a penalty when Kamara was adjudged to have used his arm after jumping in the wall to stop Georginio Wijnaldum's free-kick.
Salah's 79th-minute penalty, well taken from the spot, past Areola who had been wonderful like Alisson was all that the Reds needed to share he points rather than walking home empty-handed.
Klopp's side has dropped 11 points this season compared to the 15 from the whole of their title-winning campaign.
Skipper Jordan Henderson said Liverpool had been off the pace in the first half.
"We didn't really get going in the first 25 minutes which in the Premier League you can't do, you get punished, he said. "The good thing was we reacted well.
"We will look at it, but it's not like us."
Alisson, back after a hamstring injury, was required twice in the opening 15 minutes to deny Ivan Cavaleiro as Fulham dominated the opening exchanges with some slick football.
Liverpool got a lucky break when Cavaleiro appeared to have his standing leg clipped by Fabinho in the area but referee Andre Marriner declined to give a penalty after going to check a pitchside VAR monitor.
It would have been harsh on Fulham had they been beaten late on but they dug in to end a run of six successive Premier League defeats against Liverpool.
"I thought in the first half there was some real quality about us," Fulham manager Scott Parker said. "The fans played a big part today, we felt the atmosphere before the game and the players showed real spirit."