Danny Murphy doubles Liverpool's advantage with his second of the night. He forces his way through the Magpies defence before coolly lifting the ball over the advancing Given and into the far corner.
Dietmar Hamann seals the points for Liverpool against his old club with a cool side-footed finish from 25-yards out, placing the ball perfectly beyond the outstretched dive of Given and into the bottom corner of the net.
Danny Murphy gives Liverpool the lead with a goal that owes much to the skill and pace of Anelka. The Frenchman picks up the ball inside his own half before racing down the right and crossing for the in-rushing Murphy to fire home.