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  • Date:12 Feb 2014
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Craven Cottage
  • Attendance:25,375
  • Kolo Toure - og (7) Kolo Toure - og (7)
    Richardson (62)
  • Sturridge (40) Coutinho (71) Gerrard - pen (90)
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96mins

Clearance by Kolo Toure.

95mins

Lewis Holtby has an effort at goal. Blocked by Jordan Henderson.

94mins

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

94mins

Clearance by Jordan Henderson.

93mins

Shot by Joao Teixeira cleared the target.

92mins

Daniel Agger replaces Phillippe Coutinho.

92mins

Steven Gerrard is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

91mins

Penalty scored by Steven Gerrard. Fulham 2-3 Liverpool.

91mins

Johnny Heitinga is cautioned.

90mins

Foul by Sascha Riether on Daniel Sturridge, Penalty awarded.

89mins

Sascha Riether manages to make a clearance.

89mins

Martin Skrtel makes a clearance.

89mins

Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.

88mins

Martin Skrtel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Kacaniklic.

88mins

The ball is delivered by Jon Flanagan.

87mins

John Arne Riise takes the free kick.

86mins

Phillippe Coutinho gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Sidwell.

85mins

Joao Teixeira takes a shot and cleared the goal.

85mins

Kolo Toure makes a clearance.

84mins

Lewis Holtby takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jordan Henderson gets a block in.

84mins

Clearance by Kolo Toure.

82mins

Dan Burn makes a clearance.

82mins

Raheem Sterling goes off and Joao Teixeira comes on.

80mins

David Stockdale takes the free kick.

79mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Sturridge on William Kvist Jorgensen.

79mins

Aly Cissokho manages to make a clearance.

78mins

Clearance made by Johnny Heitinga.

77mins

Johnny Heitinga takes the free kick.

77mins

Jordan Henderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Bent.

76mins

David Stockdale joins the action as a substitute, replacing Maarten Stekelenburg.

74mins

Unfair challenge on Maarten Stekelenburg by Luis Suarez results in a free kick.

73mins

A cross is delivered by Aly Cissokho.

72mins

Phillippe Coutinho slots the ball left footed into the goal. Fulham 2-2 Liverpool.Assist by Daniel Sturridge.

71mins

Alex Kacaniklic replaces Kieran Richardson.

70mins

Daniel Sturridge crosses the ball.

69mins

Luis Suarez takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Steve Sidwell.

69mins

Clearance made by Johnny Heitinga.

68mins

Steve Sidwell manages to make a clearance.

67mins

Aly Cissokho delivers the ball.

65mins

Steven Gerrard restarts play with the free kick.

65mins

Foul by Lewis Holtby on Martin Skrtel, free kick awarded.

64mins

Kieran Richardson receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

63mins

Kieran Richardson scores a right footed goal. Fulham 2-1 Liverpool.

63mins

Maarten Stekelenburg restarts play with the free kick.

62mins

Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.

62mins

John Arne Riise gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Raheem Sterling.

61mins

Johnny Heitinga makes a clearance.

60mins

Shot by Daniel Sturridge. Blocked by Dan Burn.

59mins

Shot by Steven Gerrard. Maarten Stekelenburg blocks the ball.

59mins

Jon Flanagan produces a cross.

59mins

Ryan Tunnicliffe manages to make a clearance.

58mins

The ball is delivered by Phillippe Coutinho.

56mins

Phillippe Coutinho shown a yellow card.

56mins

Foul by Phillippe Coutinho on Kieran Richardson, free kick awarded.

54mins

Clearance made by Sascha Riether.

53mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Phillippe Coutinho.

52mins

The ball is crossed by Luis Suarez.

51mins

Luis Suarez has a direct shot on goal from the free kick and misses the right post.

50mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by Sascha Riether.

48mins

Lewis Holtby concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Flanagan.

48mins

Free kick taken by Maarten Stekelenburg.

48mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Holtby by Raheem Sterling.

46mins

The match restarts for the second half.

46mins

Centre by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

46mins

The ref blows to end the first period.

46mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Arne Riise on Raheem Sterling.

46mins

Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.

45mins

Clearance made by Johnny Heitinga.

43mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Raheem Sterling by Steve Sidwell.

42mins

Clearance by Martin Skrtel.

41mins

Daniel Sturridge slots the ball left footed into the goal. Fulham 1-1 Liverpool.The assist for the goal came from Steven Gerrard.

39mins

Header at goal by Daniel Sturridge misses left of the target.

39mins

Raheem Sterling crosses the ball.

39mins

Jon Flanagan produces a cross.

36mins

Jordan Henderson makes a clearance.

36mins

William Kvist Jorgensen takes a shot. Blocked by Kolo Toure.

35mins

The ball is delivered by Steve Sidwell.

35mins

Header by Darren Bent goes harmlessly over the bar.

35mins

Kieran Richardson sends in a cross.

35mins

Dan Burn makes a clearance.

34mins

Clearance by Kolo Toure.

33mins

Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.

30mins

Phillippe Coutinho takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

29mins

Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.

29mins

Shot by John Arne Riise. Blocked by Jon Flanagan.

28mins

Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

27mins

Shot by Daniel Sturridge. Maarten Stekelenburg blocks the ball.

25mins

Clearance by Johnny Heitinga.

23mins

The ball is sent over by Sascha Riether.

22mins

Maarten Stekelenburg takes the free kick.

21mins

Luis Suarez concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Tunnicliffe.

19mins

Clearance made by Aly Cissokho.

18mins

The ball is crossed by Kieran Richardson.

17mins

Shot by Luis Suarez cleared the net.

15mins

Luis Suarez takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Maarten Stekelenburg catches the ball.

14mins

Darren Bent fouled by Aly Cissokho, the ref awards a free kick.

13mins

Shot by Luis Suarez. A parry by Maarten Stekelenburg prevents the goal.

11mins

Clearance by Jon Flanagan.

10mins

Lewis Holtby takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.

9mins

William Kvist Jorgensen receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

8mins

An own goal is conceded by Kolo Toure. Fulham 1-0 Liverpool.

8mins

Kolo Toure puts the ball into their own goal. Fulham 1-0 Liverpool.

4mins

Corner taken by Lewis Holtby from the .

4mins

Kieran Richardson delivers the ball.

3mins

Clearance by Sascha Riether.

2mins

Steven Gerrard manages to make a clearance.

1mins

Shot by Ryan Tunnicliffe. Simon Mignolet parries the ball away.

1mins

Clearance by Kolo Toure.

The referee gets the game underway.

Match Preview

Fulham move on from Morrison Fulham must admit defeat in their bid to sign West Ham forward Ravel Morrison, at least in the short-term, according to boss Rene Meulensteen. With the transfer window shut to Premier League clubs, but open for those in the Championship and below to make loan moves, QPR boss Harry Redknapp has claimed his side are aiming to tie up a deal for the former Manchester United man. And if Redknapp's promotion candidates can secure a return to the top-flight, they would surely become favourites to get Morrison on a permanent basis if West Ham were to let him go, particularly given the relationship between the east London club and Fulham following events last month. Fulham had a transfer bid for Morrison rejected in January, with the Hammers accusing the Cottagers of an illegal approach. Meulensteen insisted Morrison wanted to join Fulham when speaking after his side's 3-0 FA Cup replay victory over Norwich on January 15, sparking West Ham's grievance. Now Meulensteen can only watch on from the sidelines. "There's not very much we can do at this time, and what other clubs do we can't affect," said Meulensteen. "The only thing I can affect is what we're doing at Fulham." Fulham host Liverpool in Barclays Premier League action on Wednesday night, the game going ahead unaffected after planned London Underground strikes were called off at the last minute. Buoyed by Sunday's 2-2 draw at Manchester United, Meulensteen admitted subduing Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge could be the ultimate challenge. Meulensteen believes Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers deserves high praise for winning the fight to retain Suarez and reintegrating the Uruguay goal machine seamlessly after his ban for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic. "It's been a job very well done from Brendan Rodgers to keep him at Liverpool and help him have the season he has had," said Meulensteen. "How do you stop them? They've had an incredible season, the pace and the penetration, the variety and the unpredictability in the way they can all score goals. "So it has to be all hands on deck for us to make sure that we defend in a good, compact manner, that we keep communicating, don't leave gaps for them to get through and play through. "But the defensive performance from Sunday was definitely a massive improvement, and we can build on that." Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson questioned Liverpool stalwart Steven Gerrard's status as a modern great in his recent autobiography. Meulensteen worked at Ferguson's side for scores of United-Liverpool grudge matches, and rates Gerrard as among the best the Premier League has to offer. "In my opinion he is a top player, definitely," said Meulensteen. "Brendan [Rodgers] is looking at the players available and where he will best slot in as well. "If Lucas would be fit, then probably Lucas would play a bit deeper and Gerrard a bit freer. "But he probably thinks Gerrard is the best to play the deeper role now, it suits him, he's got the range of passing to do it, so he's still a very important player for Liverpool." Kostas Mitroglu's knee injury continues to keep Fulham's new recruit sidelined, while defender Fernando Amorebieta will also miss out, but should return to training this week. Hailing the impact of Everton capture Johnny Heitinga, Meulensteen said squad stalwarts Brede Hangeland and Scott Parker will fully understand being overlooked for the starting XI in Sunday's Manchester United clash. "Johnny's been brilliant," said Meulensteen. "He's an established Dutch international, has vast experience and best of all he's a leader, he talks. "Both Scotty and Brede are top, top players, and every manager would want players like that in their squad. "That's why they've been around for many, many years. "They are the first players to understand when a manager makes those sorts of changes, which they would not necessarily be happy about, but will accept and do everything they can if and when called upon." Rodgers believes the evolution of Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson are prime examples of the strides being made at Anfield. Coutinho was signed just over a year ago from Inter Milan for B#8.5million and immediately showcased his abilities as a playmaker with an eye for a defence-slitting pass. Where the little Brazilian came up short was going the other way where his defensive contribution was often found wanting. Coutinho's arrival also coincided with a return to the team of Henderson, who - after rejecting the chance to join Wednesday's opponents Fulham the previous summer - had been a fringe player in Rodgers' first season. A year on and the pair have cemented their positions as first choices and the manager credits the players with stepping up their efforts. On Coutinho, Rodgers said: "He's got wonderful technique but obviously coming into the British game and this league there are other components you need to play. "He's five foot seven, he's got brilliant technique, he's tactically cute and clever, but physically he's has everything to cope. "People always wonder about small players in this league, can they play and can they cope? "I think for players like him and Joe Allen, it's about the talent and if you've got the strength, your brain, the power and the mentality, you can succeed. "If you talked to him I think he'd say one of the elements of his game he's improved are his defensive qualities - and he needs that because it's important for us and how we play." Coutinho's presence in Liverpool's midfield, harrying and harassing Arsenal in Saturday's 5-1 victory, showed how he was putting that improved physicality into practice. "He's not going to be diving in jumping into challenges but he can intercept, he can block, he can get up to people and press the ball," added Rodgers. "You see with the fourth goal how he intercepted. His positioning is good so he can block passes and intercept. "He's got a wonderful feel for a pass that not many players have. "You either get midfield players who are holding midfield players or they're runners - he's one that can do both. "He can get on the ball, penetrate with his passing, and he gives us a wonderful cutting edge to go and put our talented players in." Coutinho may well have taken note of Henderson's all-action, high-energy approach in Rodgers' up-tempo pressing game which has seen him flourish over the last year. "Jordan is taking that mantra on as well as anyone," added the Reds boss, who believes the 23-year-old is deserving of a starting place in Roy Hodgson's England team at this summer's World Cup. "He has got everything physically. He has stature as a player and I have been mightily impressed with his tactical idea of the game and now he looks like he is ready to play for England for many years. "Jordan can break a line on his run, can press and run and tactically he is improving so much. "The way he is working, we would want to secure his services (on a new contract). He still has all his best years ahead of him and you can see his growth and development. "He will want to get better and I'm sure it is in the interests of the club to tie him down." Rodgers believes had Hodgson come to Anfield last weekend instead of sending assistant Ray Lewington, he would have seen England's first-choice midfield in action. "For me you had the three England players on the pitch on Saturday with Jordan, Stevie (Steve Gerrard) controlling and (Arsenal's) Jack Wilshere," he said. "You would have Stevie playmaking from behind and two attacking players who can run, get forward and get into the box and can press. "With Stevie's experience controlling from behind it would be hard to pick a better three than that."

Formation:4411Manager: Rene Meulensteen

Fulham

Formation: 433Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool

  • Maarten Stekelenburg
  • Sascha Riether
  • Dan Burn
  • Johnny Heitinga
  • John Arne Riise
  • Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • Steve Sidwell
  • William Kvist Jorgensen
  • Kieran Richardson
  • Lewis Holtby
  • Darren Bent
  • SUBS
  • Brede Hangeland
  • Pajtim Kasami
  • Alex Kacaniklic
  • David Stockdale
  • Damien Duff
  • Larnell Cole
  • Scott Parker

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLLLLD
  • Fulham
  • VS
  • Liverpool
  • WWDWDW

Last Meetings

  • Liverpool
  • 4 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 09/11/2013
  • Fulham
  • 1 - 3
  • Liverpool
  • 12/05/2013
  • Liverpool
  • 4 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 22/12/2012
  • Liverpool
  • 0 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 01/05/2012
  • Fulham
  • 1 - 0
  • Liverpool
  • 05/12/2011
  • Fulham
  • 2 - 5
  • Liverpool
  • 09/05/2011

Top Scorers

Fulham

  • S Sidwell 6
  • D Bent 3
  • P Kasami 3
  • S Parker 2
  • K Richardson 1
  • A Dejagah 1
  • A Kacaniklic 1

Liverpool

  • L Suarez 23
  • D Sturridge 15
  • R Sterling 5
  • M Skrtel 4
  • S Gerrard 2
  • P Coutinho 2
  • D Agger 1
  • M Sakho 1
  • V Moses 1
  • J Henderson 1
  • J Flanagan 1

Goals

Fulham

    • Total goals 79
    • Goals per game 24
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 9 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Liverpool

    • Total goals 118
    • Goals per game 63
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 10 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 11 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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