On this day in 2010 Liverpool beat Sunderland 3-0.

Lining up against the Black Cats at Anfield, Rafa Benitez’s Liverpool were looking to keep their hopes of qualifying for Champions League football alive. The game got off to a perfect start as Fernando Torres scored in the opening five minutes to give the Reds the lead. Glen Johnson made it 2-0 half an hour later and the two teams went into the break with Liverpool leading.

A further goal from Torres saw Liverpool put the result of the match beyond all doubt, scoring his second of the game on the hour mark. Throughout the rest of the match Liverpool were capable of shutting out Steve Bruce’s Sunderland, seeing the hosts run out 3-0 victors.