After two disappointing defeats for Liverpool on the domestic front, it was imperative that they showed something that they could be optimistic about - whether a 1-1 draw in Bordeaux did that is open to debate.
The Reds will have been disappointed not to have taken all three points after the home side equalised 10 minutes from time after Adam Lallana's strike gave them the lead midway through the second half.
There were many changes from the side that lost to Manchester United - eight in total - as manager Brendan Rodgers left a lot of first-team players back on Merseyside with youngsters given the opportunity to shown what they can do on the big stage.
Many of them offered some encouragement, and given many will have thought that this could be the toughest assignment of the group for the Reds, to come away with a draw puts them in a decent position to qualify from their group with two home games against Sion and Rubin Kazan to follow.
Here is a selection of the best images from last night which sees some of fresher faces in action, along with a few familiar figures as well: