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Liverpool 4-1 Portsmouth

Liverpool finally produced an attacking display to make their fans smile with three goals in six first half minutes proving a knockout blow for beleagured Portsmouth.

Opinion: Attack, attack, attack – Full time report from Anfield

Football - Liverpool v Portsmouth Barclays Premier League

Liverpool: Reina, Johnson (Kelly 70), Carragher, Agger, Insua, Aquilani, Mascherano, Maxi, Gerrard, Babel (Benayoun 73), Torres (Ngog 80).
Subs not used: Cavalieri, Kyrgiakos, Kuyt, Lucas.
Booked: None.
Goals: Torres (26, 77), Babel (28), Aquilani (32)

Portsmouth: Ashdown, Finnan, Wilson, Rocha, Hreidarsson (Owusu-Abeyie 75), Brown, Diop (Mokoena 64), O’Hara (Webber 85), Dindane, Piquionne, Belhadj.
Subs not used: O’Brien, Mullins, Webber, Hughes, Kanu.
Booked: Dindane, Mokoena.
Goal: Belhadj (88)

Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)
Attendance: 40,310

Stats:
POSSESSION: Liverpool 58% – 42% Portsmouth
ON TARGET: Liverpool 12 – 3 Portsmouth
OFF TARGET: Liverpool 11 – 4 Portsmouth
CORNERS: Liverpool 8 – 4 Portsmouth
FOULS: Liverpool 10 – 15 Portsmouth