By Alan Duffy
Liverpool 3-0 Newcastle United – Premier League – 30th December 2011
There was much to be thankful for at Anfield on Friday night, if you were a Liverpool fan, of course. A brace from Craig Bellamy and a goal-scoring return to action for captain Steven Gerrard fired the Reds, if only temporarily, into the top five.
Despite dominating the opening stages of the game, it was the visitors Newcastle who took the lead, courtesy of an own-goal from Daniel Agger. However, within five minutes Liverpool were level, when former Magpie Bellamy fired a low effort past Tim Krul.
On 67 minutes, Bellamy