Friends Of Liverpool

Liverpool closed the gap to league leaders Man Utd to just one point with a crushing 5-0 defeat of Martin O’Neills Aston Villa at Anfield.

Without playing at their very best Liverpool ran out easy winners in the end.

Kuyt scored the opener after a Gerrard free-kick rebounded to him off the crossbar to rifle home on seven minutes.

Albert Riera latched onto another long punt by Riera to slam home the second.

Gerrard then converted the penalty after Rio-Coker took down Riera in the box.

So three-nil at half time and all is well at Anfield.

The second-half started well for the reds as Gerrard put a slide-rule shot into the corner of the goal to make it four.

After a rare Torres run into the box, where he was felled by keeper Brad Friedal to earn Liverpool another penalty and a harsh sending-off of the Villa keeper, Gerrard dispatched his second penalty to earn an emphatic 5-0 victory at Anfield.

So we are now just a point behind the hated Mancs even though they have a game in hand, I still feel we can catch them to win our first League title in nineteen years.