Gerrard on scoresheet as Liverpool thrash Oldham

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard was on the mark in their FA Cup win at Oldham Athletic.

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard was on the mark in their FA Cup win at Oldham Athletic.

Gerrard scored on his first start for two months and Jonjo Shelvey grabbed his maiden Liverpool goal as the Reds beat Oldham 5-1 in the third round of the FA Cup at Anfield.

Robbie Simpson's brilliant 30-yard goal had given the visitors a 28th-minute lead but a freak deflected equaliser from Craig Bellamy was followed by Gerrard's penalty just before half-time.

Shelvey fired home from close range in the 68th minute before substitutes Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing wrapped up victory late on.

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