Michael Ngoo scored twice as Liverpool U21s produced a fantastic display to beat Arsenal 4-2 at London Colney on Monday afternoon.
In front of the watching Arsene Wenger at their home training ground, the Gunners fielded the likes of England star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Carl Jenkinson and Emmanuel Frimpong.
However, Alex Inglethorpe's charges produced a superb performance in their first outing of 2014 and thoroughly deserved the victory.
Ngoo fired the Reds in front after just four minutes but the Gunners levelled when Jenkinson set up Benik Afobe.
Kristoffer Peterson was in the Liverpool side after his loan spell at Tranmere Rovers and he provided an assist as Ngoo headed home for 2-1.
Brad Smith fired a superb goal just before the break to make it 3-1 before Peterson added goal number four on 64 minutes.
Hayden Isaac pulled a consolation goal back for the Gunners in the final stages.
Liverpool team: Danny Ward, Stephen Sama, Brad Smith (Joe Maguire), Rafael Paez, Lloyd Jones, Jordan Rossiter, Kristoffer Peterson, Jordan Lussey, Michael Ngoo, Jack Dunn, Joao Carlos Teixeira (Villyan Bijev).