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Liverpool 3-0 Wigan


Suarez: Bagged a brace

Suarez: Bagged a brace

Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool bounced back to winning ways in emphatic fashion with a 3-0 triumph over Wigan at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.


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Both teams struggled to find their feet in the early stages of the game but it was the home side who had the better of the opening half hour, with youngster Suso going close with a number of attempts.

However, despite his promising start, the Spaniard was substituted just before half-time in favour of Jordan Henderson, as Brendan Rodgers looked to tighten up his midfield.

The change worked immediately as strong play in the centre of the half saw the ball fall to the in-form Raheem Sterling, who in-turn squared for Luis Suarez before the striker fired the ball into the roof of the net on 47 minutes.

The goal appeared to inspire the Reds and they doubled their lead on 57 minutes, following a clever run from Suarez that saw the Uruguayan spring the Latics' offside trap before coolly finishing past Ali Al-Habsi.

The game was all but over after that but just to add insult to injury, Jose Enrique, who excelled in his unfamiliar role on the left hand side of midfield, completed the scoring following yet more good work from Sterling after 68 minutes.

The victory means the Reds are now on a run of seven games unbeaten in the Premier League while on the other hand, Wigan boss Roberto Martinez must be starting to worry about his side's lack of firepower in attack.

Posted: 17/11/12 16:48

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