Liverpool defeat Birmingham 5-0

Updated: 23 April 2011 22:30 IST

Argentina midfielder Maxi Rodriguez grabbed a hat trick as Liverpool thrashed Birmingham 5-0 on Saturday to stay in the hunt for a fifth-place finish in the Premier League.

Liverpool defeat Birmingham 5-0
©

Liverpool:

Argentina midfielder Maxi Rodriguez grabbed a hat trick as Liverpool thrashed Birmingham 5-0 on Saturday to stay in the hunt for a fifth-place finish in the Premier League.

Rodriguez opened the scoring in the seventh minute before finding the net twice in the space of seven second-half minutes to guide the Reds to a convincing win at Anfield.

Netherlands forward Dirk Kuyt - with his seventh goal in the last six league games - and substitute Joe Cole also struck for in-form Liverpool, which moved three points behind fifth-place Tottenham though Liverpool has played one more game.

Finishing fifth will guarantee a spot in next season's Europa League.

Birmingham is just four points above the relegation zone with four matches left.

Topics : Football Dirk Kuyt Maximilliano Ruben Rodriguez Edgbaston, Birmingham Liverpool
Related Articles
Maybe I am Not Good Enough For Manchester City: Pep Guardiola
Maybe I am Not Good Enough For Manchester City: Pep Guardiola
Steven Gerrard Returns to Liverpool But as Academy Coach
Steven Gerrard Returns to Liverpool But as Academy Coach
Lyon Sign Dutch Winger Memphis Depay From Manchester United
Lyon Sign Dutch Winger Memphis Depay From Manchester United
Show Comments
Advertisement