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  • Date:10 Apr 2012
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Ewood Park
  • Attendance:23,571
  • Yakubu (35) Yakubu - pen (60)
  • Maxi (12) Maxi (15)
    Carroll (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Craig Bellamy. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

92mins

Grant Hanley concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Carroll. Brad Jones takes the free kick.

91mins

Andy Carroll scores a headed goal from inside the area. Blackburn 2-3 Liverpool.Assist by Daniel Agger.

90mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Carroll by Grant Hanley. Grant Hanley receives a yellow card. Daniel Agger shoots direct from the free kick. Inswinging corner taken by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line, clearance made by Bradley Orr.

88mins

Ruben Rochina takes the inswinging corner, Andy Carroll manages to make a clearance.

87mins

The ball is sent over by Marcus Olsson, Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

86mins

Jordan Henderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcus Olsson. Jordan Henderson receives a yellow card. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Ruben Rochina from left by-line.

85mins

The ball is crossed by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Jordan Henderson takes a shot. Save made by Paul Robinson.

84mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Hoilett on Sanchez Jose Enrique. Sanchez Jose Enrique restarts play with the free kick.

84mins

Ruben Rochina takes a shot. Save made by Brad Jones.

82mins

Martin Olsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Bellamy. Sebastian Coates restarts play with the free kick.

81mins

Shot from outside the penalty box by Ruben Rochina goes wide right of the goal.

79mins

Shot by Daniel Agger from 20 yards. Scott Dann gets a block in.

78mins

Scott Dann produces a cross, Grant Hanley produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

77mins

Sanchez Jose Enrique joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rodriguez Maxi.

77mins

Marcus Olsson takes a shot. Blocked by Jordan Henderson.

76mins

Outswinging corner taken by Ruben Rochina from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jordan Henderson.

75mins

(Blackburn) makes a substitution, with Jason Lowe coming on for David Dunn. The referee blows for offside. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

75mins

Steven Nzonzi takes a shot. Ruben Rochina crosses the ball.

75mins

The ball is crossed by Ayegbeni Yakubu, clearance by Daniel Agger.

74mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Craig Bellamy, Daniel Agger takes a shot. Bradley Orr manages to make a clearance.

72mins

David Dunn takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Jay Spearing. The ball is swung over by David Dunn, Jay Spearing makes a clearance. Mauro Formica leaves the field to be replaced by Ruben Rochina.

71mins

Craig Bellamy booked for unsporting behaviour. Paul Robinson takes the indirect free kick.

69mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Carroll by Grant Hanley. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Daniel Agger from right channel, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bradley Orr by Martin Skrtel. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

66mins

Andy Carroll is caught offside. Paul Robinson takes the indirect free kick.

65mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Hanley on Andy Carroll. Direct free kick taken by Craig Bellamy.

64mins

Mauro Formica challenges Daniel Agger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mauro Formica goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Craig Bellamy from left channel, Grant Hanley manages to make a clearance.

64mins

The ball is sent over by Jordan Henderson, Scott Dann makes a clearance.

64mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Nzonzi on Sebastian Coates. Jonjo Shelvey takes the free kick.

62mins

Brad Jones fouled by David Hoilett, the ref awards a free kick. David Hoilett booked for unsporting behaviour. Brad Jones takes the direct free kick.

60mins

Brad Jones challenges Ayegbeni Yakubu unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Brad Jones is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Penalty taken right-footed by Ayegbeni Yakubu and scored. Blackburn 2-2 Liverpool.

58mins

Effort from just outside the box by Jonjo Shelvey goes over the bar.

57mins

Craig Bellamy challenges Martin Olsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Dunn sends in a cross, Grant Hanley takes a shot. Brad Jones makes a save.

56mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rodriguez Maxi by Scott Dann. Strike comes in from Craig Bellamy from the free kick.

55mins

David Dunn takes a shot. Save by Brad Jones.

52mins

Craig Bellamy crosses the ball, Scott Dann gets a block in. Daniel Agger comes on in place of Glen Johnson. Corner from right by-line taken by Craig Bellamy.

52mins

The ball is sent over by David Hoilett, blocked by Jordan Henderson. Corner from the left by-line taken by David Dunn, Andy Carroll makes a clearance.

49mins

David Dunn produces a cross, save by Brad Jones.

47mins

The ball is delivered by David Hoilett, comfortable save by Brad Jones.

47mins

Foul by Grant Hanley on Andy Carroll, free kick awarded. Craig Bellamy shoots direct from the free kick, blocked by Grant Hanley. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Craig Bellamy, Close range headed effort by Andy Carroll misses to the right of the target.

46mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Brad Jones.

46mins

Rodriguez Maxi concedes a free kick for a foul on David Dunn. Rodriguez Maxi booked. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

45mins

Jonjo Shelvey takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Nzonzi.

44mins

David Dunn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonjo Shelvey. Craig Bellamy delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Scott Dann makes a clearance.

43mins

The referee blows for offside against Glen Johnson. Paul Robinson takes the indirect free kick.

41mins

David Dunn takes a shot. Save made by Brad Jones.

40mins

The ball is crossed by Martin Olsson.

39mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Glen Johnson on Mauro Formica. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Dunn from right channel, clearance made by Rodriguez Maxi.

38mins

Glen Johnson fouled by Mauro Formica, the ref awards a free kick. Martin Skrtel restarts play with the free kick.

36mins

The referee penalises Craig Bellamy for handball. A cross is delivered by David Dunn, Ayegbeni Yakubu finds the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Blackburn 1-2 Liverpool.David Dunn provided the assist for the goal.

28mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Glen Johnson by Bradley Orr. Bradley Orr shown a yellow card. Free kick crossed right-footed by Craig Bellamy from left wing, clearance by Scott Dann.

28mins

The ball is crossed by Bradley Orr, save by Brad Jones.

27mins

Effort from 25 yards by Craig Bellamy. Save by Paul Robinson.

25mins

Alexander Doni gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on David Hoilett. Alexander Doni receives a red card. Brad Jones on for Jon Flanagan. Placed penalty taken by Ayegbeni Yakubu saved by Brad Jones. Blackburn 0-2 Liverpool.

24mins

Craig Bellamy takes a shot.

21mins

The ball is sent over by David Hoilett.

21mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Spearing on Ayegbeni Yakubu. Free kick taken by David Dunn.

20mins

Jonjo Shelvey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Nzonzi. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

19mins

Foul by David Dunn on Jonjo Shelvey, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Alexander Doni.

18mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcus Olsson by Jon Flanagan. Martin Olsson takes the direct free kick.

16mins

Jonjo Shelvey takes a shot. Save by Paul Robinson. Andy Carroll takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Dann. Rodriguez Maxi scores a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Blackburn 0-2 Liverpool.The assist for the goal came from Andy Carroll.

13mins

Rodriguez Maxi finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Blackburn 0-1 Liverpool.The assist for the goal came from Craig Bellamy.

12mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Flanagan on Marcus Olsson. Jon Flanagan receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in right-footed by David Dunn, clearance by Sebastian Coates.

6mins

Sebastian Coates challenges David Hoilett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Martin Olsson from the free kick.

3mins

Steven Nzonzi concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan Henderson. Direct free kick taken by Alexander Doni.

2mins

The referee blows for offside. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

1mins

The ball is sent over by Bradley Orr, save made by Alexander Doni.

Match Preview

Kean hoping to face distracted Liverpool Blackburn manager Steve Kean is hoping Liverpool will have one eye on their weekend FA Cup semi-final when the sides clash in the Barclays Premier League encounter at Ewood Park. Rovers are desperate to halt a run of three successive league defeats which has sucked them back into the bottom three. Liverpool have won only one of their last nine league games and Kean is hoping their focus is already starting to turn to the semi-final with Everton at Wembley on Saturday. He said: "There is no reason why we can't go out and beat Liverpool. We've done it before last year. We played very well. "Liverpool will have an eye on the FA Cup so us playing them now is a good time. "It will be difficult for them not to think about the semi-final, so we will try to use that to our advantage. "But they have got a very good squad, I have seen them live a number of times this season and they normally start the games very well and have had spells where they just haven't scored. "Then their opponents have managed to get themselves in front and it has been difficult for them. But it hasn't been the case where they have played poorly." Kean believes the strength of character in the Rovers dressing room will help them win the survival battle. But he is demanding his players produce their best form for 90 minutes and knows they can ill afford a repeat of the lacklustre opening 45 minutes they turned in in Saturday's 3-0 defeat at West Brom. He said: "We might have got away with having a bad result from this round of games because we've not lost any ground. "We have got a very good dressing room with characters in it that want to win and stand up for each other and themselves. "But we know we can play better than in the first half at West Brom. We need to make sure we analyse the reasons for that poor display and get back on song against Liverpool. "We only need to go back to the last home game against Manchester United where straight away we were focused and on our game. "We have to bring that to the players' attention and try and spark ourselves into life a lot quicker. "If we can put the first 80 minutes against Manchester United and the first 20 minutes of the second half against West Brom together, and have an overall performance, we can certainly get a result. "But there are going to be a lot of twists and turns in this relegation battle before anything is sorted." Blackburn will be without on-loan striker Anthony Modeste against the Reds following his dismissal at the Hawthorns. Kean will check on the fitness of defender Martin Olsson who suffered a shoulder injury against the Baggies although he was able to complete the game. Defender Daniel Agger has denied Liverpool are focusing too closely on their FA Cup semi-final following their poor run in the Premier League. Agger has warned turning around their league fortunes is, for the time being, the main priority. "I don't think next weekend's game is in our heads now," he said. "We play Blackburn on Tuesday and we have to do a bit better if we want a result there. "When you play for a club like this it doesn't matter if there is a trophy or not, there is always a lot to play for. We have to try to win every single game - especially at Anfield - but that has not happened the last few weeks and we have to turn it around." Agger made his first appearance for six weeks as a substitute in the home draw with Villa, having returned from a cracked rib. The Denmark international sustained the injury in the Carling Cup final at the end of February and in his absence the team have lost five of their six league matches. He admitted it was tough to watch on from the sidelines but is pleased to be back after a testing few weeks. "It is always nice to be out there," he said. "It doesn't matter what sort of run (the team is on), it is always difficult watching from the sidelines. "I should be used to it now (having had injury problems in the past) but it is difficult when you cannot do anything. "I've only trained two times so it will be a week or two more before I'm fully fit." Agger is pushing for a return to the starting line-up while striker Andy Carroll could be set for a recall after three substitute appearance in four matches.

Formation:4411Manager: Steve Kean

Blackburn

Formation: 442Manager: Kenny Dalglish

Liverpool

  • Paul Robinson
  • Bradley Orr
  • Scott Dann
  • Grant Hanley
  • Martin Olsson
  • David Hoilett
  • David Dunn
  • Steven Nzonzi
  • Marcus Olsson
  • Mauro Formica
  • Ayegbeni Yakubu
  • SUBS
  • Jake Kean
  • Gael Givet
  • Morten Gamst Pedersen
  • Radosav Petrovic
  • Ruben Rochina
  • David Goodwillie
  • Jason Lowe

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DWWLLL
  • Blackburn
  • VS
  • Liverpool
  • LWLLLD

Last Meetings

  • Liverpool
  • 1 - 1
  • Blackburn
  • 26/12/2011
  • Blackburn
  • 3 - 1
  • Liverpool
  • 05/01/2011
  • Liverpool
  • 2 - 1
  • Blackburn
  • 24/10/2010
  • Liverpool
  • 2 - 1
  • Blackburn
  • 28/02/2010
  • Blackburn
  • 0 - 0
  • Liverpool
  • 05/12/2009
  • Liverpool
  • 4 - 0
  • Blackburn
  • 11/04/2009

Top Scorers

Blackburn

  • A Yakubu 11
  • D Hoilett 6
  • M Pedersen 3
  • M Formica 3
  • D Dunn 2
  • D Goodwillie 2
  • S Nzonzi 2
  • R Rochina 2
  • S Dann 1
  • S Vukcevic 1
  • G Hanley 1

Liverpool

  • L Suarez 8
  • C Bellamy 6
  • S Gerrard 5
  • A Carroll 3
  • D Kuyt 2
  • RR Maxi 2
  • M Skrtel 2
  • G Johnson 1
  • C Adam 1
  • J Henderson 1
  • S Coates 1

Goals

Blackburn

    • Total goals 110
    • Goals per game 43
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 10 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 14 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 16 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Liverpool

    • Total goals 104
    • Goals per game 37
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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