Bellamy impresses Dalglish
Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish hailed a superb performance from Craig Bellamy as his side overwhelmed relegation-threatened Wolves 3-0 at Molineux.
Bellamy scored the second goal and tormented Wolves throughout with his threatening runs and tireless work as the Reds climbed to fifth place in the Barclays Premier League.
"Craig was fantastic," said Dalglish. "The wee man certainly has been fantastic for us. I wish his numbers were the other way around. Instead of being 32, I wish he was 23. He doesn't do anything that surprises you. He prepares himself well for matches."
Dalglish added: "He does things for himself within the framework of the team. You expect something to happen."
Victory over Wolves completed a memorable seven days for Liverpool after their Carling Cup and FA Cup wins over the two Manchester clubs. Andy Carroll's first league goal for three months set Liverpool on the way to victory before Dirk Kuyt wrapped up the scoring.
Dalglish said: "I thought it was a very professional, high quality performance from the players, a fantastic reaction to the previous two games.
"This game became the most important one because it was the next one. They applied themselves well and got what they deserved. I'm delighted with everyone who played."
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy branded his side's second half performance as "unacceptable" and understands the fans negative reaction at the final whistle. It has put McCarthy under further pressure for his future at Molineux and second from bottom Wolves have taken only 11 points from the last 20 games.
McCarthy said: "In the first half, I didn't see the second half coming, that's for sure. Up until they scored, I thought we were making a decent fist of it.
"They score from our corner, which should have been organised better, and defended poorly from it. For the second goal, I was trying to make substitutions and we conceded a really poor goal. After that it's my fault, it looks like people are not trying but it's the shape of the team."