Fernando Torres yesterday equalled a 46 年 old record of a Liverpool player scoring in eight consecutive games at Anfield. The only other player to have done that was the Anfield legend Roger Hunt in 1962.

Torres also equalled the record amount of goals scored in the Premiership in a debut season, previously held 由 Ruud 面包车, 范 Nistelroy when he first joined Man Utd.

"I knew before the game about the chance to equal Roger Hunt's record and I am very proud to go down in this great club's history," Torres said.

"It is hard in your first season but it has been made easier 由 the support I get and 由 the team-mates around me."

The goal was the decisive one in the1-0 win over Man City but the 首页 side were completely dominant and could have scored a hatful as City seemed lethargic and unimaginitive. Gerrard, Kuyt and Babel were all inches away from extending the lead.

Peter Crouch and John Arnie Riise were not even in the squad, which just increased the speculation that they will not be staying at Anfield 下一个 season.