After coming off the bench on Sunday, Luis Diaz scored a moving late equaliser against struggling Luton Town in a 1-1 Premier League tie.
He dedicated the goal to his father, who was abducted.
Because his parents were taken by armed men in Colombia last weekend, the 26-year-old withdrew from Liverpool’s match.
However, he requested to rejoin the team, and manager Jurgen Klopp decided to use him in the closing minutes as the away team trailed by a goal.
In the fifth minute of additional time, Diaz leapt to meet a cross from Harvey Elliott as Liverpool pushed forward, revealing an undershirt that read “Freedom For Dad” before doing so.
Following the release of his mother, a Colombian guerrilla force has declared that they will now free his father.
Promoted Luton, who had been on the back foot for the majority of the match, had grabbed an unexpected lead in the 80th minute when Ross Barkley drove forward, releasing Issa Kabore, who then passed for Tahith Chong, who slid the ball past Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson.
That created a frenzy of excitement in the cosy and boisterous Kenilworth Road stadium, which can accommodate just more than 11,000 spectators.
Supporters were dreaming of their team’s first league home victory of the season and their first over the Reds since February 1991.
Darwin Nunez squandered several chances to give Liverpool the upper hand in possession and a chance to win.
The Uruguayan had one close-range opportunity go over, another sting the palms of Luton goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski, and a thunderous volley strike the bar.
However, an offside flag saved some of his blushes.
As a result, Diaz, the striking partner, made dramatic headlines with a last-minute goal that seemed to go in off his shoulder.
Liverpool now sits third with 24 points, three behind champions Manchester City, as a result of the loss.
Luton just avoided relegation, finishing 17th with six points, two places above the bottom.
So far this season, it was just their second point at home.