Liverpool had one of the best displays in the league last night, when they easily beat West United 4-0 with a second successive hat trick from their brilliant Spanish striker Fernando Torres.
Fernando Torres – scored 6 goals in last 2 games
The team Liverpool played last night was as follows:
Pepe Reina, Jamie Carragher, Alvaro Arbeloa, Martin Skrtel, Steven Gerrard, John Arne Riise, Xabi Alonso, Javier Mascherano, Dirk Kuyt, Fernando Torres, Ryan Babel
Substitutes: Peter Crouch, Sami Hyypia, Jermaine Pennant, Charles Itandje, Yossi Benayoun
The good news is that Liverpool have an important second leg tie against Inter Milan next week in the European Champions League, so they are likely to rest some of their top players, hopefully including captain Steven Gerrard and Torres. We hope so in any case.
Liverpool are leading the tie 2-0 with two late goals in the first leg at Anfield last week. However, they can expect a torrid time at th San Siro next week with Milan AC having already been eliminated by a tremendous Arsenal display on Tuesday night.
Two late goals from Fabregas ( a 35 yard shot) and Adebayor, after brillaint work from Theo Walcott, were enough to take the Londoners through to the last eight, when the game seemed to be heading for extra time.
With the win last night Liverpool moved above rivals Everton into 4th position as this was their game in hand. They have 53 points from their 28 games which is level with Everton, but they have a superior goal difference.
Liverpool and Fernando Torres in particular were on fire last night and the fabulous Torres became only the 4th player in Liverpool history to score two successive hat tricks.
Itâ€™s an extremely important game for Newcastle on Saturday. and it should be a great game to watch as both teams will be attacking from the kick off.
We are still hopeful of getting something out of the game, but our defense will have to be at their very best to achieve that.
What do you think?