Reds top after Trotters defeat
Jordan Henderson and Charlie Adam scored their first Liverpool goals as the Reds crushed Bolton 3-1 to move top of the Barclays Premier League.
The summer signings struck either side of a powerful Martin Skrtel header as Liverpool, inspired by the outstanding Luis Suarez, produced an electrifying performance at Anfield.
Bolton struck late on through Ivan Klasnic but generally offered little as the home side, backed by a raucous crowd, displayed further evidence of their rejuvenation under Kenny Dalglish.
It came as little surprise when the Reds claimed the lead in the 15th minute. Suarez brilliantly crossed into the box with the outside of his left boot and Jussi Jaaskelainen reacted quickly to keep out Stewart Downing's volley.
Dirk Kuyt was first to the loose ball and fed Henderson who, after his first effort was blocked by Nigel Reo-Coker, fired firmly into the top corner.
Bolton almost grabbed a spectacular equaliser moments later when Chris Eagles crossed for Martin Petrov but Jose Reina parried the Bulgarian's tight-angled volley.
Suarez then broke clear and coolly lobbed Jaaskelainen but the ball dropped just over the bar. Suarez delivered another dangerous cross but Kuyt volleyed straight at Jaaskelainen from a Downing flick-on.
Adam delivered an inviting corner for Skrtel to double the lead with a thumping header, and Adam got on the scoresheet barely a minute later as he finished off good work from Kuyt by firing low past Jaaskelainen.
It almost got worse for Bolton as Suarez rounded Jaaskelainen but shot into the side-netting, then Bolton had a rare opportunity when Klasnic had a shot blocked by Jamie Carragher.
The Reds eased off but continued to dominate possession with Jose Enrique twice finding room to whip in good crosses. Some of the gloss was taken off their afternoon, however, when Petrov troubled Carragher and Klasnic tapped in a stoppage-time consolation.