Hattrick for Torres, Liverpool get 6!

26 09 2009

Torres hunts the tigers down. www.soccernet.com

Torres tames tigers. http://www.soccernet.com

Liverpool took their winning streak to 6 matches thanks to a Fernando Torres hat-trick against Hull City. Liverpool opened their tally through a Torres goal that found it’s way to the back of the net right through the open palms of the goal keeper. As if to provide some hope to Hull city, their midfielder Geovanni took full advantage of Liverpool’s, now serious, lack of man-to-man marking to draw level.

This deadlock was soon brought to an end by a fantastic one man goal by Fernando Torres about 15 minutes before half time. Torres looked very much like the man who scored in excess of 30 goals in his first season as he was poised to get his first hat-trick of this season.

And a hat-trick was what he was about to get. Within minutes of teh commencement of the second half, Torres put the result well beyond doubt with the completion of his hat-trick! There were at least 40 minutes more to go. To make matters worse for Hull City, Steven Gerrard scored a magical goal on the hour. It was a looping, curving cross that found no one’s head but just sailed into the goal as if by pure, fantastic magic!

Hull tussle with Liverpool in vain. www.premierleague.com

Hull tussle with Liverpool in vain. http://www.premierleague.com

It looked quite hopeless for Hull City as their shoulders drooped as they were down and out of this match by a long distance. But the match was far from over as second half substitute Ryan Babel further cemented his place in the team as a substitute by scoring his first league goal of the season. Minutes later, it was Riera’s turn to get on the score sheet thanks to a Babel deflected goal! With this the shoulders of the Hull players drooped lower than the belly of a centipede.

Liverpool did climb the charts with this win but what should be at the back of Benitez’s mind is that they again conceded a goal because of a lack of water-tightness in their defense.

The goals for Liverpool came from: Torres (12th, 28th, 51st), Steven Gerrard (61st), Babel(88th), Riera(Babel’s deflection) (90th)