Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez singled out Ryan Babel for special praise after yesterday's victory at Bolton Wanderers.

"I think it was a good game for him," said Benitez, who saw the young Dutchman score his eighth goal of the season.

"He had plenty of space and he could get in behind defenders, he could go into one-on-one situations. They had to keep an eye on Torres and Gerrard and it gave Babel more freedom."