Dirk Kuyt scored a hat-trick as Liverpool beat Manchester United 3-1 at Anfield.
On the day when £35million record signing Andy Carroll finally made his long-awaited debut after injury, it was the Dutchman who provided the necessary firepower against their arch-rivals.
Kuyt struck twice in five minutes before the interval before adding his third midway through the second half, before Javier Hernandez headed a late consolation in a typically fiery but entertaining encounter.
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