For the third time in as many games Ibrahima Konate opened the scoring for Liverpool, but it was an all-around performance that again caught the eye.
But in the months since, Konate has taken his tally to 22 games across all competitions and has grown leaps and bounds in that time – and he has yet to taste defeat on the pitch.
Konate was quick to step out of the line, impose himself on the contest and the occasion hardly got the better of him, firmly looking at home alongside Virgil van Dijk.
And the Dutchman knows the “future is bright” for the club with Konate in the ranks, with his performances defying his tender 22 years.
“Very [impressive]. He has made a great impact, he is working hard every day; good mentality, work rate incredible,” Van Dijk told BBC Sport.
“Obviously he has to perform when he is called upon and he is doing just that. Still so young it’s incredible how good he already is.
“Everyone in Liverpool should appreciate what we got, the future is bright.”
The expectation is that Konate will one day assume a regular starting position for the Reds having shown all the qualities needed to do so.
Klopp previously hailed Konate as a “physically outstanding” footballer and with the pace and physicality to play in his system, the future certainly is looking bright.