With fans back for a Champions League night at Anfield, Liverpool did not disappoint, with the 3-2 win over AC Milan full of brilliant moments on and off the pitch.
They made it tougher than they should have, but the Reds have kicked off their European campaign with a priceless victory on home soil.
Liverpool have now won four and drawn one of their first five games of the season so far, and top Group B in the Champions League after Atletico Madrid’s 0-0 draw with Porto.
Here are five things fans have spotted from a brilliant night under the lights.
Van Dijk meets Maldini
— Virgil van Dijk (@VirgilvDijk) September 15, 2021
Here’s one of the greatest defenders in the history of football…
…and Paolo Maldini.
It writes itself really, doesn’t it?
Klopp and Thiago go Dirty Dancing
Henderson’s stunning volley could prove to be a significant moment in the course of the season, turning a 2-2 draw into an emphatic victory.
Jurgen Klopp lifting Thiago into the air though ? pic.twitter.com/2USi75G4Ss
— DAZN Canada (@DAZN_CA) September 15, 2021
What a moment for Liverpool.
Salah’s 3am swim
We’ve all been there. After big win on a Champions League night, still trying to wind down hours later ahead of an early start for work.
Most of us wouldn’t pop to the indoor pool for a swim at 3am, mind, but that’s exactly what Salah did:
Thankfully, Liverpool will be given a late start at Kirkby on Thursday, it being a recovery day for Klopp’s starters and all.
Elliott watches on
You’ve got to feel for Harvey Elliott.
This could well have been his first Champions League start for Liverpool, but instead, he was on the sofa with his foot in a cast.
His attitude since suffering a horror ankle injury at Leeds has been top class, though, and he was cheering on his team-mates from home on Wednesday night:
Harvey Elliott watching on from home ? pic.twitter.com/YT2gJ5Q2o3
— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) September 15, 2021
It seems a safe bet that he’ll be back for the final!
Milner the sh*thouse
For exactly what he did against Milan: cynical fouls, a lot of shouting and running the ball into the far corner.
MOTM: James Milner’s shithouse cameo
— Ste Hoare (@stehoare) September 15, 2021
Milner comes on to shut up shop with 5 minutes to go, easiest bet of my life. pic.twitter.com/4sbVk4u1I3
— Sean Haddock (@Sean_Haddock95) September 15, 2021
James Milner holding the ball up in the corner pic.twitter.com/cQosXv5N9Y
— dan (@aTribeCalledDan) September 15, 2021
And we wouldn’t have it any other way.