Three-time winner Liverpool beat Young Boys 5-3 in a thrilling Europa League opener in Switzerland on Thursday, providing a lifeline for under-fire coach Brendan Rodgers.
Substitute Jonjo Shelvey scored Liverpool's fourth goal 10 minutes after coming off the bench, before sealing the result two minutes from time. Teenager Andre Wisdom scored Liverpool's second goal on his debut, after an own goal by Juhani Ojala had given the Premier League side an early lead.
Sebastian Coates added Liverpool's other goal in his first European match.
Raphael Nuzzolo, Ojala and Gonzalo Zarate scored for Young Boys, which briefly led in the second half.
Rodgers fielded a vastly different side from the one that tied at Sunderland last weekend, including appearances for youngsters Dani Pacheco, Suso and Wisdom, as well as handing Nuri Sahin a start in midfield. In total, there were eight changes.
- Liverpool's Andre Wisdom (L) celebrates after scoring the second goal against BSC Young Boys (YB) during their Europa League Group A soccer match in Bern September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Pascal Lauener Photo: REUTERS
- Liverpool's Sebastian Coates and Fabio Borini (L) celebrate after scoring their third goal. REUTERS/Pascal Lauener Photo: REUTERS
- BSC Young Boys (YB) Gonzalo Zarate (R) and Raul Bobadilla celebrate after scoring the third goal. REUTERS/Pascal Lauener Photo: REUTERS
- Alexander Gonzales (L) fights for the ball with Liverpool's Jose Enrique. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich Photo: REUTERS
- The eyes have it. Liverpool's Jonjo Shelvey celebrates with a teammates after scoring the fifth goal. REUTERS/Pascal Lauener Photo: REUTERS
- Young Boys goalkeeper Marco Woelfli reacts after his team missed a chance to score REUTERS/Ruben Sprich Photo: REUTERS
- Shelvey (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring the fourth goal. REUTERS/Pascal Lauener Photo: REUTERS
- Liverpool's Andre Wisdom (3L) scores. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich Photo: REUTERS