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Saturday, 22 January 2011 17:16

Video: Meireles inspires Liverpool to victory over Wolves

"He's a very good footballer" - Dalglish

Raul Meireles followed up his first Liverpool goal against Everton last week by scoring a stunning long-range strike and setting up another as his team cruised to a 3-0 win at Wolves.

The Portuguese’s goal in last weekend’s 2-2 derby draw opened his account for the Reds after a summer move from Porto. Meireles retained his place in the side for the trip to Molineux, and his contribution helped new boss Kenny Dalglish to his first three points since taking charge of the club earlier this month.

First Meireles set up the opener for Fernando Torres, breaking down the right of the penalty area and cutting the ball across to leave the Spaniard with the simple task of slotting past Wayne Hennessey to put the visitors 1-0 up ten minutes before half time.

Liverpool led 1-0 at the break, and Meireles doubled the advantage less than five minutes after the re-start with a memorable strike. Having seen the ball half-cleared by Wolves goalkeeper Hennessey, Meireles reacted by connecting with a first-time volley from distance that flew inside the right post.

Torres rounded off the scoring in the final minute, again finishing from close-range after good work from Dirk Kuyt. After the match, Dalglish was quick to praise Man of the Match Meireles, saying: “Raul played very well; he made the first and scored the second. He's a very good footballer. It takes a wee bit of adjusting getting up to speed with the Premier League and he's getting up to that level - he's a talented footballer.”

Match highlights:

By Sean Gillen

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Comments (10)
Goal of the season
10 Monday, 24 January 2011 12:47
A sure contender....
What a strike!!!
9 Sunday, 23 January 2011 23:57
Fantastic, creates goals, scores goals...the heartbeat of Liverpool's team. Just like he was for the national team in the World Cup. Football is a game for artists and soldiers, Portugal need both. Raul fits the bill! Forca!!!
Muito Class!!
8 Sunday, 23 January 2011 13:33
Muito class from Meireles he was every where, passing, creating goal scoring chances, he was just too much against wolves...And what can I say about that goalll..MUITO CLASS haha
He will get better, and hes good news for our motherland Portugal, if he continues with the form hes in or gets better..
7 Saturday, 22 January 2011 21:24
todays game was simply awesome.the passing goodness lord was so quick.specially for the 3rd goal.we are definitely improving and am sure if we play like this with gerrard back we gonna smash teams go up and up.the best game i have seen from the kops so far this season.hats off to mereiles as always el nino back to his best.once we sort out the left back/wing prob johnson should be our right wing as he is good with cuttin in and scoring a few himself. COME ON LIVERPOOL :)
great playing
6 Saturday, 22 January 2011 20:54
ya played amazing!!!!!! well done get to the top of the table lads you can do it
Kenny kING
5 Saturday, 22 January 2011 20:34
And we still werent even playing anywhere near our best, someones gonna get a real hiding when we play to our full ability, it would be nioce if it was Man Hoof when they come to Anfield, although that depends on if they bribe the officials again.
man of the match
4 Saturday, 22 January 2011 19:40
man of the match meireles by a mile , you can tell he is a class midfielder. if we get suarez it should be meireles and gerrard in the midfield
gud job lads
3 Saturday, 22 January 2011 19:18
am just speechles, i stil can beliv wat i saw dis afternoon. Wat a screamer of a goal, gud job lads. U all did gr8, i just nid 2 prove dis performance wasnt a fluke in subsequent matches.
2 Saturday, 22 January 2011 17:58
Quality from Meireles, he was all over the pitch today making passes. And what a goal by him. Hopefuly he gets even better for Liverpool
Fantastic Goal
1 Saturday, 22 January 2011 17:40
Without doubt, his best performance for Liverpool so far. He was at his box-to-box best and he was making his trademark runs from deep (Torres' first goal). Now that he is in a great league, he can develop into one of the best all around mids in the world.

Lastly, his goal was out of this world!!!

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