A weak ago, Liverpool were clinging on to a one-goal lead with halftime approaching, when former Red Christian Benteke leveled the score, marking a turning point in the affair.
Last night, with the game similarly in the balance approaching halftime, Emre Can latched on to a chipped pass into the box from Lucas Leiva with a spectacular overhead kick, sending the ball into the back of the net. If ever there was a deserved winner, it was that, and the team (with an assist from the crossbar) made sure it was.
If the rest of us watching were amazed by the spectacular goal-of-the-season candidate, so too was the man of the night.
"I didn't think too much, to be honest. The ball came, a great ball from Lucas, and I just did it and I was happy the ball went in!” Can explained to Liverpool’s official website. "I couldn't do anything else there, because the ball was a little bit behind and I couldn't head it.
"It was the best goal I've ever scored. It was an unbelievable goal!"
Indeed, it was. Of course, Can couldn’t just stand around congratulating himself. He went on, acknowledging the work the team has head of them to continue their fight for Champions League qualification.
"Our target is to play in the Champions League because with the quality of players that we have here and with a club like Liverpool, your target has to be to play in the Champions League. We will give our best.
"But we still have three games and they will be very difficult, but I think we have to go with confidence into the games and the good thing is that we have it in our hands."
Three games. Nine possible points. Do that, and you’ll surely be in the land of milk and honey next season. Hopefully Liverpool won’t need to rely on more career-defining heroics to get there.