Glen Johnson and Charlie Adam dedicated Liverpool's 2-1 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to Reds goalkeeper Brad Jones.
The visiting players wore black armbands during Sunday's Premier League encounter in memory of Jones' young son Luca, who died on Saturday after a battle with leukaemia.
Johnson scored the winning goal three minutes from time when he collected Adam's raking cross-field pass, nutmegged Ashley Cole and drove into the box before sliding the ball past Petr Cech.
Adam also had a hand in the first as he robbed a dozing John Obi Mikel before releasing Craig Bellamy, who played a one-two with Luis Suarez and then played in Maxi Rodriguez for the opener.
"I'd like to dedicate that to Brad. He's had a difficult week so that's for you," the Scotland international told Sky Sports.
And Johnson added later on Twitter: "I want to dedicate my goal and the win to Brad and all his family! My love is with all of you!!! X"
Adam felt that the Anfield outfit's grafting was the key, with the Reds showing great resilience to go on and claim all three points after Daniel Sturridge had cancelled out the opener.
He said: "Hard work was the difference. We had good shape.
"We knew it would be difficult as Chelsea are a good team, but we have good players ourselves and it was a good way to bounce back from a difficult result against Swansea two weeks ago.
"We have to come to places like this and win. We did well to bounce back from the goal we conceded."
With all the pre-match talk concentrating on Fernando Torres coming up against his old team, it was Johnson, a former Chelsea player, who had the final say.
"I was probably the last name on people's minds," he said.
"I like to get forward and I'm grateful to get the goal. I've had some difficult months, but I've been feeling better after injury and have been getting back to fitness."