Liverpool thrash FC Porto 4-1in Premier League

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Liverpool (England), Nov 29: Fernando Torres scored his first Champions League goals in Liverpool's 3-1 win over FC Porto, putting the five-time champions back on course for a spot in the second round.

The Spain striker scored two goals, while Steven Gerrard and Peter Crouch added the others.

Torres rose above Porto captain Lucho Gonzalez to head home Gerrard's cross in the 20th minute, but Lisandro Lopez equalized against the run of play in the 33rd.

Przemystaw Kazmierczak out muscled Javier Mascherano on the left flank and whipped in a cross to Lopez, who evaded Arbeloa and beat Pepe Reina with a diving header.

With Liverpool's European hopes fading away, Torres produced the winning goal in the 78th.
Gerrard then scored a penalty in the 83rd and the captain delivered a corner for substitute Peter Crouch to nod in a fourth in the 87th.

Despite Besiktas' 2-1 win over Marseille, Liverpool still needs to win in France in two weeks to advance.

Anfield erupted into chants of "Rafa's going nowhere" in a week when manager Rafa Benitez's future was put in doubt after a spat with the club's American owners.

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