It was the perfect night for Liverpool fans - who sure needed an exciting performance to take their minds off the loss to Hull at the weekend.
Luis Suarez bagged four quite sensational strikes in the easy 5-1 win over Norwich, and it allowed Brendan Rodgers to give youngster Luis Alberto a run out.
The manager spoke highly of the Spaniard ahead of the game, discussing his keenness to involve him along with Iago Aspas over the festive period, accepting they could not always rely on Luis Suarez for goals.
He told Liverpool's official website: "The likes of Aspas and Alberto have been at the club for a few months now and have seen the difficulties of playing in the Premier League, how hard it is and the physical demands"
"I can see them improving and working hard to fit into it. They will get improve and get better in time. There was always going to be a period of adjustment. With Daniel out, other players who have been working hard will get an opportunity."
Alberto demonstrated on loan with Barcelona B last season that he can be a sensational player, which he backed up with an impressive hat-trick for Liverpool's under-21 side a couple of months back.
Last night when he came on in the 69th minute against an already beaten Norwich side, he certainly did not look out of place, and was clearly happy to play a part.
The 21-year-old had 20 touches, pretty much at one per minute, whereas Raheem Sterling for instance had 47 touches in 90 minutes.
Alberto kept it simple, completing 17 passes with an accuracy of 94 per cent. He had one shot which tested John Ruddy, while was also willing to take on and beat an opponent.
Here is a look at what watching Liverpool fans made of his display...
I think we seriously need to start Luis Alberto more often .. The lad's got immense talent and tonnes of composure .. #LFC— Madhur Mirani (@Madmirani) December 4, 2013
Oh & Luis alberto was just incredible hope he starts next match :') #LFC— Helen mignolet ♥ (@H_lfc789) December 4, 2013
This Luis Alberto chap has potential. Brendan should use him often. #LFC— Bhut'Ntoki (@Iam_NtokozoN) December 4, 2013
Still puzzled as to how little we've seen of Luis Alberto at Liverpool. Bags of talent yet criminally underused.— Lewis Dunwoody (@lewisdunwoody) December 4, 2013
@14_luisalberto played really well today. Tidy, sensible in pass, tactically aware.— Ranjodh Dhaliwal (@ranjodhd) December 4, 2013
@14_luisalberto you played well when you came on tonight Luis, well done— Andy Starkey (@Zatopek21) December 4, 2013
Luis Alberto always looks good when he comes on. Going to be very good in a couple of years I reckon.— Adam (@Flockton_A) December 4, 2013