Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish was full of praise for goalscorers Craig Bellamy and Steven Gerrard after the 3-1 win at home to Newcastle in the Barclays Premier League.

Having fallen behind to Daniel Agger's own goal Bellamy drilled home a shot through a crowd of players and added a second against his former side with a second-half free-kick. Gerrard made a 31-minute substitute appearance - only his second in two months after an ankle infection - and scored the third with a brilliant finish from a narrow angle.

"It's not the first time we've praised him and it certainly won't be the last," said Dalglish of Bellamy, who left the field late on to have four stitches in an eye wound after a clash with Fabricio Coloccini. "He took the first one well because it was tight in the area and the second one was a free-kick."

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