Yossi Benayoun ended Liverpool´s mini crisis as Wigan suffered a 17th defeat in 17 matches following the 1-0 result against the Barclays Premier League´s fabled ´big four´.

Liverpool had endured goalless draws in their previous two league games, sparking much criticism of boss Rafael Benitez´s rotation policy.

In the end it was substitute Benayoun, a £5million buy from West Ham in the summer, who netted a 75th minute winner for his first league goal for the Reds.

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