x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Keane keeps Liverpool top

Robbie Keane shows he has well and truly found his shooting boots with a double to keep Liverpool top of the league.

Liverpool's Albert Riera holds his arm aloft as he celebrates scoring the opener with Steven Gerrard.
Liverpool's Albert Riera holds his arm aloft as he celebrates scoring the opener with Steven Gerrard.

LIVERPOOL // Robbie Keane showed he has well and truly found his shooting boots, following up last week's stunner at Arsenal with a double on Friday to keep Liverpool top of the league. Rafa Benitez's team had enjoyed Christmas as the league leaders for the first time since 1996, but with Chelsea winning earlier in the day, they had to match that result to maintain their one-point lead.

Liverpool were all over Bolton from the start and the Spanish winger Albert Riera stabbed the ball home for the opener after a Steven Gerrard corner was flicked on in the 25th minute. Keane made it 2-0 for Liverpool in the 53rd minute, running on to a through ball from Gerrard before firing home a left-footed shot. Now fully in control, Liverpool added a superb third through Keane again five minutes later after a beautiful passing move that involved Yossi Benayoun and Xabi Alonso.

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