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Gerrard treble halts Liverpool slide against Everton

Published: Tuesday 13 March 2012, 22.51CET
A hat-trick from captain Steven Gerrard earned Liverpool FC a 3-0 home victory against Merseyside rivals Everton FC at Anfield – their first Premier League triumph since January.
Gerrard treble halts Liverpool slide against Everton
Steven Gerrard is congratulated after scoring one of his goals at Anfield ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 13 March 2012, 22.51CET

Gerrard treble halts Liverpool slide against Everton

A hat-trick from captain Steven Gerrard earned Liverpool FC a 3-0 home victory against Merseyside rivals Everton FC at Anfield – their first Premier League triumph since January.

Captain Steven Gerrard was the hero for Liverpool FC on Tuesday, scoring all three goals in a 3-0 Premier League victory against Merseyside rivals Everton FC.

David Moyes' side had not lost in the league since 11 January and would have leapfrogged their neighbours into seventh had they celebrated their manager's ten-year stay at the helm with victory at Anfield. It was not to be, however, with Gerrard's only top-flight goals of 2012 earning his side their first league victory since January.

The England midfielder opened the scoring on 34 minutes, pouncing on Martin Kelly's partially cleared shot and flighting a delightful effort over the retreating Tim Howard. There was far less craft about his second, a thumping drive into the roof of the net from close range six minutes into the second half, and he finished off a Luis Suárez centre in added time to complete his hat-trick.

Kenny Dalglish's side are still ten points adrift of fourth-placed Arsenal FC and the final UEFA Champions League qualifying berth.

Last updated: 13/03/12 23.04CET

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Last updated: 21/03/2012 10:54 CET

13/03/2012

LiverpoolLiverpool3-0EvertonEverton

Gerrard 34, 51, 90+3

Venue: Liverpool

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