Yossi Benayoun treated Anfield to a virtuoso performance, scoring a hat-trick as Liverpool brushed Burnley aside 4-0.
The midfielder laid on a sparkling display as Rafael Benitez’s side put their early struggles behind them against a promoted side who have played all of last season’s top three in their first five Premier League games.
Benayoun scored Liverpool’s first, third and fourth goals and set up Dirk Kuyt for the second when his shot was fumbled by Burnley keeper Brian Jensen.
It was his third hat-trick for the club – the other two coming against Besiktas and Havant & Waterlooville in the 2007/08 season.
This game came sandwiched between an international week and the start of the Champions League – precisely the type of fixture in which Benitez has rotated his squad in the past.