Adam Morgan gave manager Brendan Rodgers a timely reminder of his ability in front of goal as he scored in the 2-1 win over Fulham to ensure Liverpool remained the only unbeaten Under-21 side in the country.
Liverpool travel to Upton Park this weekend without the suspended Luis Suarez, leaving Rodgers with a conundrum as the Uruguayan is currently the only fit senior forward at the club.
Rodgers has used Jonjo Shelvey as a false number nine in the Europa League, but Rodgers has also turned to his young players in cup competitions, with Morgan and Samed Yesil both being handed the chance to shine.
While Yesil only arrived in the summer, Morgan has progressed through the Liverpool academy and has been in excellent form at youth level, scoring nine goals while representing the Under-21 side and the NextGen team.
Morgan was once again on target on Monday night and it took the young striker just two minutes get off the mark as he latched on to a ball from Dani Pacheco before beating one man and slotting the ball past the helpless Neil Etheridge.
The Liverpool side was being managed by Alex Inglethorpe for the first time since he left his role at Tottenham, and he was able to oversee yet another win as Krisztian Adorjan found a winner after Fulham had levelled through Corey Woodrow.
The win meant that Liverpool have now won eight and drawn three as they look to finish top of their group and challenge for the Under-21 Premier League crown.
With the youth team impressing, Rodgers may continue to offer his academy players the chance to impress in the first team. Raheem Sterling and Suso have grabbed the opportunity and with Suarez suspended there could be a chance for Morgan to impress.
The 18-year-old has made three senior appearances this season and was unlucky to see a goal disallowed on his full debut against Hearts in the Europa League.
Should he make an appearance in the league then he will be following in the footsteps of Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen who both graduated from the academy and became invaluable to the club.