Liverpool’s front three all found themselves on the scoresheet as a rampant performance earned a 4-0 victory over Red Star in the Champions League.
The Reds returned to European action with redemption on their minds after a poor outing against Napoli last time out, and they did so in emphatic fashion after dispatching Red Star to the tune of four goals.
Jurgen Klopp made five changes to the lineup which secured a 1-0 win over Huddersfield on Saturday, with Fabinho the notable inclusion in place of Jordan Henderson.
The absence of both Henderson and James Milner saw Virgil van Dijk lead the Reds from the off at Anfield for the first time since his move in January.
Roberto Firmino opened the scoring following exquisite play from Xherdan Shaqiri and Andy Robertson—the Brazilian’s first goal since his winner against Paris Saint-Germain in September.
Mohamed Salah, who is returning to his best, then got in on the act soon after by finding the back of the net on either side of the half to put the game out of sight.
After rediscovering their potency in the final third Liverpool’s formidable trio all landed themselves on the scoresheet—for the first time since Roma’s visit in April—as Sadio Mane rounded off the scoring on the second attempt having earlier missed a penalty.
The night ended with smiles all round as Liverpool climbed back to the top of Group C after Napoli and PSG drew 2-2 in the other fixture.
Liverpool will now swiftly alter their focus as Cardiff City await in the Premier League on Saturday, where another formidable performance in front of goal would not go amiss.