Whilst David Luiz had been a regular scorer for Chelsea in his first stint in London, the Brazilian had failed to find the net this season…
The Brazilian has, of course, been stellar defensively – but his offensive threat was always his most exciting trait, and that had been limited by Antonio Conte – until now.
Games between Liverpool and Chelsea are always high profile and of the utmost importance to Chelsea fans – and David Luiz picked the perfect time to break his duck.
The defender opened the scoring on the night with an absolute bullet of a free kick – stealing it from right under the nose from his Brazilian compatriot Willian.
Willian, of course, won’t care – as he got a front row seat for what is arguably the goal of the season so far.
Twitter erupted when the goal went in, such was the nature of the finish – with football fans around the world in awe of David Luiz’s technique and ability.
See what Twitter thought below…
What a goal Luiz! pic.twitter.com/D6s7qlBxwm
— LS (@Azpilicuetad) January 31, 2017
Luiz just stole that lol. Willian had no idea.
— Scott Crumbly (@ScottCrumbly) January 31, 2017
David Luiz showing why he's the best (and second-best) deadline day signing of all time.
— Jake Cohen (@JakeFCohen) January 31, 2017
Very clever. Everyone waiting for Willian, and Luiz just runs in and smacks it.
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) January 31, 2017
What a free-kick by Luiz!
— Spencer (@Epsilon_Gorilla) January 31, 2017
OH MY WORD!!! What an effort from Luiz!
— JOE.co.uk (@JOE_co_uk) January 31, 2017
I can watch that David Luiz free kick vs Liverpool all day and night. #CFC
— ConteTweets (@ConteTweets) January 31, 2017
Absolutely unanimous – what a finish!
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