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  • Date:02 Sep 2012
  • Kick-off:13:30
  • Venue:Anfield
  • Attendance:44,932
  • Podolski (30) Cazorla (67)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:30 +2.30

Foul by Luis Suarez on Vassiriki Diaby, free kick awarded. Vito Mannone takes the direct free kick.

91:50 +1.50

Corner taken short by Steven Gerrard. Steven Gerrard delivers the ball, clearance made by Olivier Giroud.

90:52 +0.52

Unfair challenge on Aaron Ramsey by Jonjo Shelvey results in a free kick. Jonjo Shelvey is shown a yellow card. Clarindo Andre Santos takes the direct free kick.

89:37

Jonjo Shelvey takes a shot. Save by Vito Mannone. Laurent Koscielny joins the action as a substitute, replacing Thomas Vermaelen. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard, Clarindo Andre Santos makes a clearance.

87:42

Luis Suarez takes a shot from close range clearing the crossbar.

85:58

Jonjo Shelvey has a drilled shot. Save made by Vito Mannone.

85:16

The ball is swung over by Glen Johnson, Thomas Vermaelen makes a clearance.

83:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Gerrard on Mikel Arteta. Mikel Arteta takes the direct free kick.

82:02

Santi Cazorla takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Close range header by Olivier Giroud goes over the bar.

81:43

The ball is delivered by Steven Gerrard, clearance made by Kieran Gibbs.

80:41

Stewart Downing takes a shot from 20 yards. Blocked by Kieran Gibbs. Clarindo Andre Santos replaces Lukas Podolski. Corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard, Clarindo Andre Santos makes a clearance.

80:14

Centre by Jonjo Shelvey, Thomas Vermaelen makes a clearance.

79:13

The assistant referee flags for offside against Sanchez Jose Enrique. Mikel Arteta takes the free kick.

77:50

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Santi Cazorla played to the near post, Thomas Vermaelen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jose Reina. Jose Reina takes the free kick.

74:16

The ball is swung over by Raheem Sterling, clearance made by Per Mertesacker. Jonjo Shelvey produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

71:58

Aaron Ramsey is brought on as a substitute for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

71:42

The ball is swung over by Glen Johnson, save made by Vito Mannone.

68:48

Kieran Gibbs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stewart Downing. Direct free kick taken by Glen Johnson.

67:19

Santi Cazorla finds the net with a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Liverpool 0-2 Arsenal.Assist on the goal came from Lukas Podolski.

66:14

Jonjo Shelvey comes on in place of Nuri Sahin.

65:00

Santi Cazorla has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

64:15

A cross is delivered by Raheem Sterling, Headed effort on goal by Stewart Downing from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

63:51

Steven Gerrard produces a cross, save by Vito Mannone.

63:17

Stewart Downing takes a shot. Thomas Vermaelen gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Steven Gerrard, Per Mertesacker manages to make a clearance.

62:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stewart Downing on Mikel Arteta. Vito Mannone takes the free kick.

61:08

Drilled left-footed shot by Daniel Agger. Save by Vito Mannone.

60:12

Carl Jenkinson takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.

57:13

Drilled right-footed shot by Luis Suarez. Vito Mannone makes a save. Corner taken by Nuri Sahin from the right by-line, Lukas Podolski manages to make a clearance.

56:35

Corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard to the near post, clearance by Olivier Giroud.

56:02

Corner taken by Stewart Downing from the right by-line to the near post, Olivier Giroud manages to make a clearance.

53:52

Stewart Downing comes on in place of Fabio Borini.

52:58

Fabio Borini sends in a cross, Carl Jenkinson manages to make a clearance. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

52:06

Kieran Gibbs takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save.

50:51

Centre by Steven Gerrard.

47:58

Foul by Sanchez Jose Enrique on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, free kick awarded. Vito Mannone restarts play with the free kick.

47:01 +2.01

Unfair challenge on Lukas Podolski by Fabio Borini results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.

46:45 +1.45

Sanchez Jose Enrique sends in a cross, clearance made by Thomas Vermaelen.

46:43

Vassiriki Diaby fouled by Martin Skrtel, the ref awards a free kick. Martin Skrtel receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Mikel Arteta takes the direct free kick.

45:53

Santi Cazorla takes a shot. Blocked by Daniel Agger.

45:29 +0.29

The ball is delivered by Glen Johnson, Vito Mannone makes a save.

45:14 +0.14

Thomas Vermaelen concedes a free kick for a foul on Nuri Sahin. Joe Allen takes the free kick.

44:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta by Nuri Sahin. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Santi Cazorla, Glen Johnson makes a clearance.

43:46

The official flags Raheem Sterling offside. Vito Mannone takes the free kick.

40:29

Effort from inside the area by Olivier Giroud misses to the left of the goal.

39:47

Fabio Borini takes a shot. Blocked by Thomas Vermaelen.

38:24

Mikel Arteta concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Allen. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the direct free kick.

37:53

Raheem Sterling has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.

36:28

Inswinging corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the left by-line, Thomas Vermaelen manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Steven Gerrard, clearance by Lukas Podolski.

35:32

Luis Suarez challenges Mikel Arteta unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.

34:59

The ball is sent over by Vassiriki Diaby, clearance made by Martin Skrtel.

34:34

The ball is crossed by Steven Gerrard, Per Mertesacker manages to make a clearance.

33:28

Lukas Podolski takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jose Reina.

30:08

Lukas Podolski gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Liverpool 0-1 Arsenal.Assist on the goal came from Santi Cazorla.

25:56

Mikel Arteta challenges Raheem Sterling unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mikel Arteta is booked. Free kick taken by Luis Suarez. Steven Gerrard takes a shot.

24:24

Kieran Gibbs produces a cross, Sanchez Jose Enrique manages to make a clearance. Jose Reina fouled by Olivier Giroud, the ref awards a free kick. Jose Reina takes the free kick.

23:46

Sanchez Jose Enrique challenges Santi Cazorla unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mikel Arteta takes the direct free kick.

20:15

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fouled by Luis Suarez, the ref awards a free kick. Thomas Vermaelen restarts play with the free kick.

18:31

The ball is crossed by Kieran Gibbs, clearance by Martin Skrtel.

17:59

Shot from long range by Thomas Vermaelen misses to the right of the target.

16:53

Fabio Borini challenges Kieran Gibbs unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Santi Cazorla from left wing, clearance made by Steven Gerrard.

13:26

Close range headed effort by Luis Suarez clears the crossbar.

12:55

The ball is crossed by Fabio Borini, clearance made by Thomas Vermaelen.

11:36

Steven Gerrard takes a outswinging corner to the near post.

10:59

Santi Cazorla takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save.

10:41

Lukas Podolski delivers the ball, clearance by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

9:36

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Fabio Borini goes wide of the right-hand upright.

8:18

The referee blows for offside against Glen Johnson. Free kick taken by Kieran Gibbs.

5:33

Per Mertesacker challenges Luis Suarez unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Per Mertesacker a yellow card. Shot comes in from Luis Suarez from the free kick.

4:44

Fabio Borini produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

2:26

The assistant referee signals for offside against Olivier Giroud. Free kick taken by Jose Reina.

Match Preview

Rodgers moves on from deadline-day downer Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers must quickly move on from his transfer deadline day disappointment as Arsenal visit Anfield this weekend. Rodgers had hoped to make late additions on the final day of the summer window but the deadline passed without any new arrivals. A goalscorer had been top priority, particularly after club-record #35million signing Andy Carroll was allowed to join West Ham on loan, but nothing materialised. A deal to bring United States midfielder or forward Clint Dempsey to Merseyside from Fulham had been hugely anticipated but talks broke down and the player signed for Tottenham instead. Speaking before the deadline, Rodgers made clear he wanted another forward. "Absolutely," he said. "That was what I felt coming in from the off. "I felt we needed to have greater threats in the team, not just one or two." The failure to land Dempsey, who scored 23 goals mostly from midfield last season, leaves Luis Suarez and recent signing Fabio Borini as his only senior strikers. Back-up will come from youngsters Raheem Sterling and Adam Morgan. With Charlie Adam and Jay Spearing also leaving the club, Rodgers thought he had cleared the way financially for extra recruits. He said: "Sometimes it is not through choice. If it was carte-blanche and I could do what I wish maybe some of these players wouldn't be out of the door. "But the reality is the finances always dictate how you can build and how you work with your squad. "Unfortunately for where we are at, we have to rebuild. If that means one or two players going out to finance that, that is a decision we are going to have to make. "It is now the job here at the football to reinforce the squad and make sure we bring in players that can help the group." Despite the frustration, Rodgers will hope last week's creditable 2-2 draw against Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City can kickstart his side's season. The Reds crashed to a 3-0 defeat at West Brom in their opener and they now host an Arsenal side who have made an indifferent start to their campaign. The Gunners have drawn both of their games without scoring and their transfer window was noted more for departures than arrivals. But Rodgers said: "It was always going to be a difficult start for us. "Even though Arsenal haven't scored, they are obviously a multi-talented team. It always presents a difficult game. "Performance-wise, if we play similar to last week and how we have played a number of times since I have been here, it sets us up well." One new signing who will be available to Rodgers is Turkey midfielder Nuri Sahin, who arrived on a season-long loan from Real Madrid earlier in the week. Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger is looking forward to confounding low expectations of Arsenal's Barclays Premier League campaign once again. Wenger has grown accustomed to seeing the Gunners written off after being left trailing in the wake of their bigger-spending rivals during each transfer window. "You never expect much from us, but we always have a good potential to surprise you," he said. "If I listened to the predictions on the same day last year, it was predicted we would finish between 10th and 15th. We finished third. "There are also a lot of expectations at Liverpool. I believe Liverpool are a good team. "Having watched all the games I could watch until now in the Premier League, it's very difficult to single one team out above everyone else. "Liverpool certainly have a chance to be fighting for the top, but we're competing with Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United now as well." Defender Laurent Koscielny returns to the squad for the clash. Koscielny has recovered from a calf injury but goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny faces a fitness test on his rib problem. Midfielder Jack Wilshere (ankle) and defender Bacary Sagna (broken leg) continue their rehabilitation.

Formation:433Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool

Formation: 4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

  • Jose Reina
  • Glen Johnson
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Daniel Agger
  • Sanchez Jose Enrique
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Joe Allen
  • Nuri Sahin
  • Fabio Borini
  • Luis Suarez
  • Raheem Sterling
  • SUBS
  • Brad Jones
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Sebastian Coates
  • Stewart Downing
  • Jamie Carragher
  • Jonjo Shelvey
  • Martin Kelly

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  • 0 - 2
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  • 17/04/2011
  • Liverpool
  • 1 - 1
  • Arsenal
  • 15/08/2010
  • Arsenal
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  • Liverpool
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  • Arsenal
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Top Scorers

Liverpool

  • M Skrtel 1
  • L Suarez 1

Arsenal

    Goals

    Liverpool

      • Total goals 7
      • Goals per game 2
    • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
    • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
    • (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins

    Arsenal

      • Total goals 5
      • Goals per game 0

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