Fast forward to the first leg of their Champions League trip to the holders Barcelona in the last 16, and those same two men would prove to be the match winners, in an astonishing performance which helped Rafa Benitez's side to a famous victory.
It has even been suggested to him that they are fated to be successful under him this season, as it is 20 years since the treble, and he used to wear the number 20 as a player at Old Trafford.
Ajax last won the Champions League in 1995, while Manchester United last won in 2008 and Juventus most recently won in 1996.
Liverpool have won the last two league visits and are looking to complete a third successive win at Fulham for the first time.
Benayoun wasn't the only Liverpool player to score a last-gasp victor at Fulham's ground in the Premier League era.
"Huge respect and I know them quite well".
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"They showed that, if you get at them, there's a wobble there".
He transferred directly to Fulham in 1999, he would become caretaker manager for the club at the end of that season when Roy Evans left the post, he played 34 times for the Cottagers and scored 6 times - he retired when he left Fulham in 2001.
It's a pleasure to be in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Three of their first four away matches were against London opposition, with a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace in August and a 2-1 defeat of Tottenham at Wembley the following month.
The 31-year-old has failed to score in last 11 fixtures at this stage of the tournament - a freaky baron stretch spanning over six seasons. When Liverpool were last in the capital six weeks ago, there was another 1-1 scoreline.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he is relaxed about the prospect of facing Tottenham three times in 12 days, and says their Champions League tie is "50/50".
Relegation candidates Fulham will host a home clash against Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday at Craven Cottage.
Posted below are the matches in which he hasn't scored. It's 50/50. We'll try to get in the best condition possible and try to do a good two games. At least one of those records will tumble by 4:15 on Sunday afternoon.