Liverpool secured a come-from-behind victory against LASK Linz in their opening match of the Europa League campaign.
Jurgen Klopp made 11 changes to the Liverpool lineup compared to their previous fixture against Wolves and the move paid dividends.
Despite the changes, Liverpool fielded a strong lineup with Virgil Van Dijk as captain and summer signing Ryan Gravenberch making his full debut.
LASK midfielder Florian Flecker scored a stunning goal from the edge of the area in the 19th minute, giving the Austrians an early lead.
Liverpool had a chance to equalize before half-time when Darwin Nunez’s header was saved on the goal line by LASK’s keeper.
In the 56th minute Nunez equalized from the penalty spot after Luis Diaz was fouled in the box.
Luis Diaz scored the second goal for Liverpool from a cross provided by debutant Ryan Gravenberch.
Mohamed Salah, coming on as a second-half substitute, added a third goal late in the match to seal Liverpool’s victory.
In Group E of the Europa League, Union St-Gilloise and Toulouse played to a 1-1 draw, leaving Liverpool at the top of the group with two points clear after the first round of matches.
Klopp’s victory broke a tie with Rafa Benitez for the most European victories as Liverpool manager, with Klopp now having 50 wins in European competitions.
Despite his success in other competitions, Klopp is still seeking to win the Europa League, which is one of the few major trophies he has yet to secure with Liverpool.