Liverpool-owned youngster Divock Origi was in action on Thursday during Belgium’s friendly international against Australia at Stade Maurice Dufrasne in Liege.
It was the Red Devils’ first match since their successful 2014 World Cup campaign, which ended in them reaching the quarter-finals.
It proved to be a winning return to action for Marc Wilmots’s side, as Belgium got the better of the Socceroos 2-0 in front of their own fans.
Dries Mertens opened the scoring for the European team after just 18 minutes, and with 13 minutes of normal time remaining Axel Witsel made it 2-0.
Origi, who joined Premier League giants Liverpool from Lille in the summer transfer window and was loaned back to the Ligue 1 outfit for this season, started the match against Australia.
The 19-year-old striker was replaced by Mousa Dembele on 80 minutes, and after the game he took to social networking site Twitter to revel in his side’s victory.
Nice game, 2-0 win! The supporters were amazing always good to play for the national team #Belgium— Divock Origi #27 (@DivockOrigi) September 4, 2014
Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany played the entire 90 minutes, and he too rejoiced in his country’s triumph over Australia.
Witsel did likewise, thanking the Belgium fans for their support against Australia.
Great performance from the team and a good win! Thanks to all the fans, see you in two days #FanDay— Axel Witsel (@AWitselOfficiel) September 4, 2014
What did you make of Divock Origi’s performance for Belgium against Australia?