VIDEO: Torres nets a brace & Aquilani gets off the mark as Liverpool batter Pompey

Liverpool 4 – Portsmouth 1 (Premier League, March 15, 2010) (Longer highlights here.) Pompey hit the self destruct button after 25 minutes at Anfield when keeper Ashdown had his clearance closed down, the ball ran to Maxi to playing in Fernando Torres for the simple finish. One became two minutes later when intense Liverpool pressure finally saw Torres lay the ball off to Ryan Babel who prodded home from 10-yards. A fabulous six minute spell for the Reds was rounded off when Torres and Gerrard were involved before Alberto Aquilani cracked home his first Liverpool goal in front of the Kop. (First half highlights here.) 13 minutes from time Fernando Torres bagged his second of the night to inflict more woes on Pompey, El Nino letting rip with a bullet strike into the near post. Nadir Belhadj denied the Merseysiders a clean sheet when the Algerian latched onto Piquionne’s volley across the face of the goal.

Ryan Babel’s post match interview here, and Pepe Reina & Alberto Aquilani’s interview can be seen here.

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