With a clinical second-half performance against Ajax in Amsterdam, Liverpool put their domestic woes behind them and advanced to the Champions League knockout stage.
Against Ajax the Reds were fortunate not to be behind before Mohamed Salah clipped in with their only shot on target in the first half, as they needed a draw to advance to the last 16.
Darwin Nunez, who returned to the starting lineup after an injury, should have doubled the lead before halftime, but he struck a post with an open goal in front of him.
Shortly after the restart, however, the Uruguayan forward quickly made amends by powering in a precise header from Andy Robertson’s corner.
After latching on to Salah’s reverse pass and lashing into the roof of the net from a tight angle, England Under-21s midfielder Harvey Elliott added the third.
Liverpool knew that a draw would be enough to secure their place in the last 16 for the sixth consecutive season.
However, the comfortable victory means the Reds will face Napoli in the final round of group-stage matches next week, knowing their place is secure.