With Roberto Firmino on the bench due to an eye injury, it was left to Daniel Sturridge to lead the line against PSG in the Champions League.
While the perpetually crocked striker scored on the opening day of the season, he’s still very much in a transition period.
His greatest moment in years has come on Tuesday night, however.
Hosting PSG at Anfield, Liverpool put them under the cosh early on. Unable to take advantage, they eventually relinquished the lions’ share of possession to PSG, whose terrifying front three of Cavani, Neymar and Mbappe were beginning to exert their own pressure.
Trent Alexander-Arnold was very busy on the right, often contributing to the attack. But it was at the quieter left side that the first goal emanated from.
Andy Robertson’s cross was fantastic, and Daniel Sturridge, a more conventional centre forward than Firmino, was tailor-made to dispatch the header.
Soon after, Georginio Wijnaldum was brought down in the box, earning a penalty that the impressive James Milner tucked away.
The complexion of the game changed before half time as Thomas Meunier cut the lead in half, with the match now delicately poised heading into the the second 45 minutes.