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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)

Live Commentary

95:11 +5.11

Clearance by Kolo Toure.

94:07 +4.07

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

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

93:28 +3.28

Clearance by Jordan Henderson.

92:52 +2.52

Shot by Joao Teixeira cleared the target.

91:53 +1.53

Daniel Agger replaces Phillippe Coutinho.

91:19 +1.19

Steven Gerrard is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

90:32 +0.32

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

90:08 +0.08

Johnny Heitinga is cautioned.


Foul by Sascha Riether on Daniel Sturridge, Penalty awarded.


Sascha Riether manages to make a clearance.


Martin Skrtel makes a clearance.


Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.


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


The ball is delivered by Jon Flanagan.


John Arne Riise takes the free kick.


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


Joao Teixeira takes a shot and cleared the goal.


Kolo Toure makes a clearance.


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


Clearance by Kolo Toure.


Dan Burn makes a clearance.


Raheem Sterling goes off and Joao Teixeira comes on.


David Stockdale takes the free kick.


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


Aly Cissokho manages to make a clearance.


Clearance made by Johnny Heitinga.


Johnny Heitinga takes the free kick.


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


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


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


A cross is delivered by Aly Cissokho.


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


Alex Kacaniklic replaces Kieran Richardson.


Daniel Sturridge crosses the ball.


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


Clearance made by Johnny Heitinga.


Steve Sidwell manages to make a clearance.


Aly Cissokho delivers the ball.


Steven Gerrard restarts play with the free kick.


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


Kieran Richardson receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.


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


Maarten Stekelenburg restarts play with the free kick.


Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.


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


Johnny Heitinga makes a clearance.


Shot by Daniel Sturridge. Blocked by Dan Burn.


Shot by Steven Gerrard. Maarten Stekelenburg blocks the ball.


Jon Flanagan produces a cross.


Ryan Tunnicliffe manages to make a clearance.


The ball is delivered by Phillippe Coutinho.


Phillippe Coutinho shown a yellow card.


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


Clearance made by Sascha Riether.


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


The ball is crossed by Luis Suarez.


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


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


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


Free kick taken by Maarten Stekelenburg.


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

The match restarts for the second half.


Centre by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

The ref blows to end the first period.

45:43 +0.43

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


Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.


Clearance made by Johnny Heitinga.


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


Clearance by Martin Skrtel.


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


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


Raheem Sterling crosses the ball.


Jon Flanagan produces a cross.


Jordan Henderson makes a clearance.


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


The ball is delivered by Steve Sidwell.


Header by Darren Bent goes harmlessly over the bar.


Kieran Richardson sends in a cross.


Dan Burn makes a clearance.


Clearance by Kolo Toure.


Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.


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


Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.


Shot by John Arne Riise. Blocked by Jon Flanagan.


Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.


Shot by Daniel Sturridge. Maarten Stekelenburg blocks the ball.


Clearance by Johnny Heitinga.


The ball is sent over by Sascha Riether.


Maarten Stekelenburg takes the free kick.


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


Clearance made by Aly Cissokho.


The ball is crossed by Kieran Richardson.


Shot by Luis Suarez cleared the net.


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


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


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


Clearance by Jon Flanagan.


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


William Kvist Jorgensen receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.


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


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


Corner taken by Lewis Holtby from the .


Kieran Richardson delivers the ball.


Clearance by Sascha Riether.


Steven Gerrard manages to make a clearance.


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


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


Formation: 433Manager: Brendan Rodgers


  • 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



Match Report

Form Guide

  • Fulham
  • VS
  • Liverpool

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


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


  • 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



    • 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


    • 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