Liverpool youngster Divock Origi got amongst the goals as his superb solo effort helped Belgium to a 6-0 victory over Andorra [2:45 on the video].
The 19-year-old striker came to prominence during the World Cup as his goal against Russia meant that he became Belgium’s youngest ever goalscorer in World Cup history.
After strong interest, Origi signed for the Reds for a reported £10 million fee from Ligue 1 outfit Lille, although as a part of the deal he stayed in France on a season-long loan deal.
His recent impressive displays for Lille have persuaded Belgium boss Marc Wilmots to opt for the Anfield outfit’s summer acquisition ahead of another Merseyside striker in Romelu Lukaku.
Everton’s £28 million frontman had to be content with a starting place on the bench last night as Origi showed exactly why he is being considered as Belgium’s number one striker.
Fifteen minutes into the second half and the home side cruising 3-0, the striker received a pass on the edge of the area, turned into space before drilling home a low shot into the far corner from 20 yards.
It was the sort of goal and individual magic which Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers current craves as Italian international Mario Balotelli continues to struggle to make an impact.