The England international looked very sharp in the false nine role as his goal helped the Reds go top of Group E with victory over Felice Mazzù’s plucky Belgian side.
It wasn’t a glorious victory, but a functional one. Many changes were made which arguably disrupted the flow of the game, but there were still some stand-out performances. Matt Ramirez was on the ratings at Anfield.
Liverpool were too good for Genk, despite barely getting out of second gear. It was closer than it should have been, but in the end the win is all that matters.
With a number of options capable of filling a place in midfield, the Liverpool manager now has a big decision on his hands after strong showings from a pair who have been on the fringes of late.
The Guinean didn’t get on the scoresheet, nor did he register an assist in Belgium — but his performance was one of high quality.
The Reds looked comfortable in the end as they eased to victory over Genk in Belgium, but whose individual performances stood out to our resident rater?
After an unconvincing first half, Liverpool turned on the style in the second to put the game to bed with a flurry of goals.
The son of Romanian legend Gheorghe, Ianis Hagi has a lot to prove to live up to his old man.
Liverpool return to the Champions League after a disappointing result at Old Trafford on Sunday. A win would put the Reds in a great position to progress to the knockout stages.