We might live in a world in which we have to social distance, but Arsenal's back four just took things too far.
You'd have thought Mikel Arteta would have told David Luiz & Co that it was within the rules to keep tight. This lot were from the same bubble after all.
Once Jurgen Klopp's men had overcome the shock of going behind following a defensive blunder of their own from Andy Robertson, their relentless press flattened the Gunners', sent them into a blind panic and left them looking one dimensional.
In five games this season Arteta has not named the same centre back pairing.
For the toughest trip of all he decided to replace new Brazilian signing Gabriel with Luiz alongside Rob Holding at the heart of the back four.
Gabriel had started his side's first two league games against Fulham and West Ham. He scored on his debut at Craven Cottage and impressed against the Hammers.
But it still wasn't enough to keep his place in the team as Arteta opted for the greater experience of Luiz. "He's played here a few times and gives us something different" said the Spaniard before kick off.
He was right on both counts. Luiz is certainly "different" and does have greater experience. The problem was he just didn't have the wit to use it.
The Gunners back line, led by Luiz, was like a twisted rope in a first half in which the home side had 11 attempts on target.
As one esteemed journalist pointed out on social media, escaping the press used to mean avoiding the waiting media after a game, but in 2020 it represents surviving the pressure from an opposition smelling blood - and Luiz and his defensive unit were found wanting.
Top class defending is now in danger of becoming another thing of the past - and what the new season has already taught us is that whichever one of the top teams manages this seemingly forgotten art form the best will be crowned champions.
The Gunners were once masters of this craft and it led to huge success, but on this evidence it won't be them repeating those feats in these modern times.