If this dead-rubber is to be remembered for anything, it will be the intriguing glimpse it gave into Liverpool's potential future.
A future where Trent Alexander-Arnold is club captain and Mohamed Salah's name stands above even the greatest.
It would be too soon to make any definitive statements about that, but on his Champions League debut, the teenager at least caught the eye on a strange old early evening in Herning.
With an average age of just 24 years and 26 days, Jurgen Klopp named the Reds' youngest-ever starting 11 in 128 Champions League games here to close out Group D.
But while many expected a glut of Academy hopefuls to form the base of the Liverpool team sent out in Denmark, Klopp sprung something of a surprise when the lineup dropped at 4.40pm.
There were places in the team for Rhys Williams and 19-year-old Clarkson, but there were also the familiar faces of Diogo Jota, Salah and Alexander-Arnold, whose boyhood dream come true when he took to the field with the captain's armband.
Given the intense nature of the next few weeks, naming that trio as well as Fabinho was a bit of a risk by Klopp with nothing riding on it for the Reds.
But try telling that to Alexander-Arnold as he celebrated another huge night in a career that has already become a storybook one at the age of just 22.
Klopp's decision meant Alexander-Arnold, who was making his first start in over a month, became Liverpool's third youngest captain behind only Curtis Jones and Alex Raisbeck.
A Champions League, Premier League and Club World Cup winner before his 22nd birthday, his latest milestone was another feather in a cap that is full of them.
"I have never been shy about the fact that I would love to captain the club one day," he told the ECHO back in 2019. "Hopefully I am able to achieve that one day."
Mission accomplished on that front. If only for one night right now.
At the age of 30, Jordan Henderson will not be handing over duty anytime soon and Liverpool's leadership group that also contains vice-captain James Milner, Gini Wijnaldum and Virgil van Dijk, means there's quite a queue for the honour.
But this, deep in the bowels of the MCH Arena, was a pointer to a time when Liverpool are skippered by a local hero once again.
Meanwhile, there's another one off the rank for a thriving Academy system in Clarkson, who had already made his first senior start in the FA Cup replay with Shrewsbury last season. This was the big time for the Blackburn-born teen though.
So enthused was Klopp about the midfielder's talents, he was midway through likening him to a "famous German player" in the pre-match chatter before he wisely steered clear of revealing the identity because of what would quickly become unfair comparisons.
After all, Joe Allen never did shake off the 'Welsh Xavi' tag.
Liverpool needed just 56 seconds to open the scoring when Salah bundled it over the line after pressing Midtjylland's last man into a panic.
With it, he became the Reds' leading goalscorer in the history of the Champions League in its current format.
It's hard to overstate just how incredible an achievement that is for a player who has only completed three full seasons at Anfield.
This low-key finish was Salah's 22nd in Europe for the Reds in just 39 games, eclipsing Steven Gerrard's record in 34 fewer.
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The Egyptian is a modern day superstar whose accolades will be comparable to any of the club's legends when he finally opts for pastures new.
Klopp brought off Fabinho at the break to rest his legs ahead of Sunday's trip to Fulham, handing an opportunity to Billy Koumetio in the process as he became the youngest-ever Liverpool player in the Champions League at 18 years and 25 days.
But the young Frenchman was instantly caught in a Midtjylland maelstrom during a remarkable few minutes that saw the game completely change.
After Anders Dreyer had gone through against Caoimhin Kelleher, the referee's assistant waved a flag before the Liverpool goalkeeper brought the forward down.
Rather than giving the offside, the official, Francois Letexier, instead consulted with the pitch-side monitor before giving a penalty.
Belated replays did eventually show Dreyer to be on-side when he was put clean through, clearing up the confusion over just why the penalty was awarded.
Alexander Scholz equalised from the spot as Andy Robertson was brought on for an injured Kostas Tsimikas. Captain Jordan Henderson also entered the fray for Naby Keita all during an action-packed few moments.
After onlookers had caught their breath, VAR intervened again when Scholz rifled into the roof of the net to make it 2-1. After a second lengthy check with the video technology, offside was the call.
Eight minutes flashed up on the board to signal just how long the repeated consultation with VAR had taken when Takumi Minamino thought he had struck a decisive contribution.
However, yet another look from the video assistant chalked that one off too, apparently for a handball against substitute Sadio Mane who was sent out of the traps for the final five minutes of normal time.
The numerous checks and head-scratching calls were irrelevant when the final whistle blew to bring an end to a curious fixture that is unlikely to live long in the memory.
With Alexander-Arnold and Keita fit again, Alisson Becker on the mend and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in training, there's a real sense that the crippling injury list that has tugged at Liverpool all season is starting to lose its grip.
The timing of that could not be more opportune as the battle for domestic supremacy takes centre stage now until February.
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