YOSSI BENAYOUN put Liverpool’s Champions League campaign back on track last night.
The Israel ace grabbed a hat-trick as Rafa Benitez’s side romped to a vital and emphatic 8-0 win.
Peter Crouch set them on their way, and strengthened his case for a run in the team, with a typically determined goal in the 19th minute.
Benayoun took centre stage with three goals in 24 minutes either side of half-time.
The first was a slick volleyed finish, and although the other two were simpler they were no less important.
They settled any nerves the home side might have had, but fans wondered just how Liverpool had lost to Besiktas in Istanbul two weeks ago.
That feeling was reinforced as Steven Gerrard, sub Ryan Babel (2) and then Crouch again completed the scoring.