While the Reds should have had far more than Craig Bellamy's solitary strike before Holt headed an equaliser, it could have been even worse had Pepe Reina not pulled off his own fine stop to deny Holt a second.
Holt himself confessed: "What is really pleasing is we got some rewards for our efforts here. We played really well at Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge and came away with nothing. So to get a point this time is a big thing for us.
"The manager has instilled a belief in us that we can win games, even at places like this.
"We kept going, kept committing forward even after drawing level."