Liverpool 4-0 Fulham
Liverpool handed out an easy beating to Fulham with four different players names etched on the scoresheet.
In retrospect, Fulham's players may have been better to head off for some last minute Christmas shopping. Or, maybe they had?
Liverpool didn't need to be on top form, and they weren't, but they showed a little bit more ruthlessness in front of goal than has been evident for most of the season.
Joe Allen paid for his recent poor form - being ditched to the bench. And Raheem Sterling also started from the bench - a day after signing his new contract. Suso and Stewart Downing were returned to the first team. Jose Enrique was also selected - just hours after his partner had given birth to their baby boy.
The reds looked confident from the start - Daniel Agger heading over the bar, before Jonjo Shelvey saw his shot turned wide.
In the 8th minute a Gerrard corner made its way to Martin Skrtel. The defender controlled well, before lashing in a shot to beat Mark Schwarzer.
Both sides had chances, but 10 minutes before half time, Stewart Downing slid in a pass for Steven Gerrard to easily put away. Astonishingly, it was the £18M winger's first Premier League assist for Liverpool - a period covering 45 games.
Early in the second half, Downing decided to add a goal to his day's work. He cut inside and unleashed a shot which glided in to the goal in front of the Kop.
In injury time Luis Suarez grabbed himself a deserved goal thanks to Jose Enrique's pass, taking his tally to 11 League goals this season.
The reds move up in to the dizzying heights of 8th - their highest position of the season.
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