Teenage midfielder Ovie Ejaria got the start for Liverpool in their EFL Cup quarter final against Leeds.
The youngster caught the eye of manager Jurgen Klopp in pre-season and has been rewarded with a handful of first team opportunities.
Liverpool's Ovie Ejaria in action with Leeds' Ronaldo Vieira
Ejaria made his first start of the season against Spurs in the last round and got the nod again versus Leeds in the quarter-final.
He featured for 84 minutes and was withdrawn at 1-0 up for ex-Leeds hero James Milner as Liverpool closed out the game and added a second, with Ben Woodburn following up Divock Origi's opener.
Ejaria had a tough battle in midfield up against promising Leeds youngster Ronaldo Vieira, and while there were a couple of moments where he hung onto the ball for too long, he acquitted himself well.
Liverpool's Oviemuno Ejaria in action with Leeds' Kemar Roofe
Liverpool took a gamble on Ejaria after he was released by Arsenal, and so far it looks a shrewd decision.
The 19-year-old is still developing as a player and the big game atmosphere at the match will have been crucial for his development.
Ejaria is an England under-20 international and is in an enviable position to be working under Jurgen Klopp, and he is a player who Liverpol evidently have high hopes for.
Liverpool's Oviemuno Ejaria
Here is a look at how Liverpool fans reacted on Twitter to his performance...
Ejaria, were you born on the football pitch. Brilliant player #LFC— Angelo Van Wyk (@Angelovanwyk) November 29, 2016
One thing about Ejaria always looks for that forward pass first. I got time for that. #LFC— Taz Chisango (@MrTazofficial) November 29, 2016
Next person even compares Ejaria to pogba go throw yourself of a bridge ffs. Couldn't lace pogbas boots. #LFC— LFC YNWA (@davyrug) November 29, 2016
This Ejaria kid should really know when to offload. Play it simple buddy no need to be fancy all the time. #LFC— Nizam Omar (@therottenrot) November 29, 2016
Ejaria looks really good, one for the future! #lfc— Klopp's Legion (@KloppsLegion) November 29, 2016
Ejaria's passing over 10-15 yards and weight of passing is really good for his age. #LFC— Paul Byrne (@paulbyrne92) November 29, 2016