Even Burnley's teamsheet revealed five changes of their own.
Jordan Henderson returned from suspension to captain the team, with Sunday's hero Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge spearheading the Liverpool attack. There was nothing wrong with Mee's tackle, just a combination of Gomez's speed of travel, a soaked pitch and Turf Moor's rather tight confines that sent the Liverpool player crashing into the advertising hoarding.
From a right-wing corner, Alisson blocked the initial effort at his goal but Barnes caused a scramble with a lunge towards the rebound and Cork eventually converted the loose ball.
Origi and Sturridge fed on scraps at the other end, although the latter should have done better with his first touch when Milner clipped a cross to the far post.
If Sean Dyche's side were the force they were last season, the German may be tempted to thrust Mane back into action and ask him to play through the pain.
With the ball looking as if it might hit the cross-bar, the England man pushed the ball upwards and presented Origi with a simple headed finish into an open net.
A couple of decisions would have been overturned in last season's quarterfinal exit to Liverpool if VAR was in use, and he now wants the Premier League to follow suit.
It is two points from seven games now for Burnley and the really worrying thing is that they have played a few of the teams around them at the bottom in that time, without finding a way to win.