As Liverpool traveled back home with their tails firmly between the legs after their 5-0 capitulation at the hands of Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday, an Indian-origin player was the man who saved the Reds' blushes on the second time of asking in two days.
In the U23 Premier League encounter between the Reds and the Citizens on Sunday, Liverpool barely managed to win 1-0 courtesy of a fine solo effort from Yan Dhanda, the club's Indian-origin playmaker. You can view the goal below:
Another angle to the stunning goal.
The scoreline remained deadlocked at 0-0 until the 89th minute when Dhanda's intervention sealed the deal for the young Reds, who grabbed a small measure of revenge for the first team's heavy 5-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Dhanda, who came on for the injured Danny Ings in the first half, has been in impressive form of late and the 18-year-old could soon be knocking on Jurgen Klopp's door for a first team chance should he continue his fine recent form.
The Indian-origin star's goal was so good that Liverpool publication Empire of the Kop compared it to one of Philippe Coutinho's stunners: "If you stuck a ‘no.10’ on this guy’s back, you’d be forgiven for thinking Coutinho was getting a run-out for Liverpool’s Under-23s after watching this clip!"
Dhanda is measuring up well in English football and if things go along expected lines, he could soon be playing at Anfield instead of Prenton Park (Liverpool U23s' home) regularly.