Liverpool did their top four hopes a world of good with this fine display against Sunderland at Anfield. Fernando Torres opened the scoring after just three minutes with a fine solo run and finish for this 19th of the season.
Right back Glen Johnson scored a second when his shot went in off Michael Turner to reward an excellent spell for the Merseyside outfit. On the hour mark Fernando Torres grabbed his 20th of the campaign with another top quality goal from the Spanish international.
Rafa Benitez will be very happy with the three points as well as the performance that Liverpool put on for the Anfield faithful. It may take a slip up or two from Tottenham and Manchester City in order for the Reds to catch up to win that coveted Champions League spot but this performance was a top notch one to get the club back on the right track.
Liverpool 1-0 Sunderland (Torres)
Liverpool 2-0 Sunderland (Johnson)
Liverpool’s Fernando Torres hits the post
Liverpool 3-0 Sunderland (Torres)