Torres on target as Liverpool win at last

Liverpool won for only the second time in the league as they defeated a battling Blackburn Rovers side 2-1 at Anfield.

Three goals in five second half minutes brought this game to life after Liverpool dominated but seemed unable to find a way through Rovers rearguard.

Sotirios Kyrgiakos gave the Reds the lead on 48 minutes, powering in a header from a corner.

Within two minutes the visitor’s had equalised when El-Hadji Diouf caused confusion in the Reds defence and Jamie Carragher put through his own goal.

But on 53 minutes Fernando Torres scored his first goal since August to earn Liverpool three points, although they remain in the relegation places just behind Blackburn.

Liverpool scorers: Kyrgiakos 48, Torres 53
Blackburn scorers: Carragher (og) 50

Referee: Phil Dowd

Venue: Anfield
Attendance: 43,328

25 Reina
03 Konchesky
16 Kyrgiakos
23 Carragher
37 Skrtel
04 Raul Meireles (yellow card) (Shelvey 89)
08 Gerrard
10 Cole (Ngog 78)
17 Maxi (yellow card)
21 Lucas
09 Torres

01 Jones,
34 Kelly,
28 C Poulsen,
33 Shelvey,
14 Jovanovic,
19 Babel,
24 Ngog

01 Robinson
03 Olsson (yellow card)
05 Givet (yellow card)
27 Salgado
28 Jones
07 Emerton
08 Dunn (Hoilett 68)
12 Pedersen
15 Nzonzi (Grella 33 (yellow card)
09 Kalinic (Mwaruwari 46)
10 Diouf

13 Bunn,
33 Morris,
39 Chimbonda,
11 Grella,
21 Mwaruwari,
23 Hoilett,
41 Diouf

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