Belfast Telegraph

Liverpool hammer Besiktas 8-0 at Anfield

Liverpool have put their Champions League back on track after a record-breaking 8-0 win over Besiktas at Anfield last night.

Yossi Benayoun scored a hat-trick during the game, with Peter Crouch and Ryan Babel netting two each and Steven Gerrard scoring the eighth.

The result is Liverpool's first win in four matches during the group phase of the competition and keeps alive their hopes to qualifying for the knockout stages.

Elsewhere, Chelsea remain top of Group B after a scoreless draw with Schalke, but a win would have guaranteed them passage to the last 16.

Celtic, meanwhile, were also in action last night, with Ireland's Aiden McGeady scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win over Benfica.

The result leaves them level on six points with Shaktar Donetsk, three points adrift of leaders AC Milan.

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