Liverpool 6-1 Hull City

Premier League
Saturday 26 September 2009 - 3:00 pm
Anfield
Liverpool6
1Hull City
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⚽️ Torres12'
⚽️ Torres28'
⚽️ Torres47'
Skrtel53'
⚽️ Gerrard61'
⚽️ Babel86'
⚽️ Babel90'
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Torres hat-trick against Hull City

Liverpool extended their winning streak to 6 in all competitions and 4 straight league wins after handing Hull City a huge footballing lesson today at Anfield.

Liverpool had drawn with Hull last season at Anfield (2-2) but although Hull did peg the reds back at 1-1, Liverpool’s 4 goals in the second half ensured they fired their biggest win of the season.

Fernando Torres completed a fantastic hat-trick, each goal involved fantastic close footwork which the Hull defenders simply couldn’t cope with.

The reds took the lead in the 12th minute before a poor defensive header gave Geovanni the opportunity to equalise.

But that was as good as it got as Torres grabbed a second before half time, before completing his hat-trick a minute after the start of the second half.

Steven Gerrard fired a brilliant goal in before both him and Torres were substituted off with this week’s impending clash at Fiorentina.

In the last 5 minutes Liverpool added another two goals to their tally with a goal for Babel and then Riera shot and scored in the 90th minute to make it 6 (replays suggest Babel got the last touch to claim the sixth as well).  Lucas being instrumental in both goals.

Liverpool consolidate their position in 3rd place in the league, and with Chelsea dropping points all eyes will be on a huge clash next weekend as Liverpool travel to Stamford Bridge.

Post Match Comments

Rafael Benitez

“If we talk about Fernando Torres we talk about pace, ability, quality and if he hadn’t come off – we want to protect him – he could have scored more goals. We were attacking and attacking and attacking and it was just a question of time before we scored all those goals.”

Teams and Match Stats

Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Insua, Carragher, Skrtel, Benayoun (Voronin 77), Kuyt , Gerrard (Mascherano 74), Leiva, Riera, Torres (Babel 67)

Unused subs: Cavalieri, Kyrgiakos, Aurelio, Ngog

Yellow: Skrtel

Goals: Torres (12,  28, 47), Gerrard (61), Babel (86, 90)

Hull City: Myhill, Dawson, McShane, Sonko, Cooper, Geovanni, Hunt, Kilbane (Marney 64), Boateng, Ghilas, Vennegoor of Hesselink (Cousin 63).

Unused subs: Warner, Zayatte, Barmby,  Olofinjana, Altidore

Goals: Geovanni (15)

Referee: Walton

Attendance: 44,392

Our Man of the Match

Special mention to Lucas who we thought was immense today.

But, Hat trick hero – Looked like he was playing a different class of football to anyone else. The one – the only – Fernando Torres.

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  • CulCul

    Hi lads, great result and some performance from Nando, unfortunetly i had to watch the game in a pub. Came all the way over from Ireland and could not get a ticket. Touts wanted £120+ for tickets. Dont think i would have any interest in heading to try see Liverpool play again. The sickening thing is to see local guys collecting tickets on the morning of the game from the ticket office and selling them straight to touts. Very disappointed.

  • Dave B

    This was much more like it, not a perfect game as someone said because we conceded a goal but it was pretty close. Best striker in the world El Nino showed his class. Great game.

  • A

    U forgot Yossi talent boy of mine 🙂

  • annie

    What a great game come on liverpool

  • c vincent

    Well done Liverpool. A great game a pleasure to see them winning. I think the way they are playing now should see us beat Chelsea.

  • keenlooker09

    Outstanding piece of work by the reds. Now we need to brace ourselves for next weekend. Wouldn’t it be awesome if Torres runs riot against Chelsea also ! Lucas and Babel are improving. Kudos Rafa !

  • Mouggy

    As Rafa would say “Quality”

  • Felix el Nino

    The man Torres is quite simply in a class of his own. Am glad he is playing for us! I thought Insua also had a great game, Lucas as well. Nice exchange between Babel and Kuyt for the 5th goal. Voronin’s intelligent short passing game is very underrated. Overall, great goals, good game.

  • glen gaffney

    well fernando is definately the best striker in the world. he is improving every year. if ronaldo is wotth 80 mill fernando is worth 100 mill. mesmerizing display of football skills. babel is upping his game rafa has a way of motivating even ryan. we are on a roll so hope we roll over chelsea next week. our record is starting to look very impressive

  • drilon xhema

    It was a perfect game.

  • Jiduku

    Torres kicks ass