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  • Date:07 Apr 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Anfield
  • Attendance:44,321
  • Suarez (81)
  • Herd (9) Herd (9)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Unfair challenge on Stephen Warnock by Steven Gerrard results in a free kick. Shay Given takes the free kick.

94mins

Craig Bellamy sends in a cross, clearance by James Collins.

94mins

Jordan Henderson produces a cross, James Collins manages to make a clearance.

93mins

Outswinging corner taken by Craig Bellamy, clearance made by Gary Gardner.

93mins

Craig Bellamy delivers the ball, blocked by Alan Hutton.

93mins

Steven Gerrard takes a shot. Shay Given makes a save.

92mins

Effort from a long way out by Jordan Henderson goes wide right of the goal.

90mins

The ball is crossed by Dirk Kuyt.

90mins

Jon Flanagan crosses the ball.

89mins

Luis Suarez sends in a cross, Andy Carroll takes a shot. Comfortable save by Shay Given.

88mins

Samir Carruthers is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

86mins

Samir Carruthers joins the action as a substitute, replacing Barry Bannan.

85mins

Corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard from the left by-line to the near post, Daniel Agger produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

83mins

The ball is crossed by Craig Bellamy, Andy Carroll produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

82mins

The ball is swung over by Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Liverpool 1-1 Aston Villa.The assist for the goal came from Daniel Agger.

82mins

Daniel Agger takes a shot.

82mins

Corner taken by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line to the near post, Eric Lichaj makes a clearance.

81mins

Dirk Kuyt has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

81mins

The ball is swung over by Dirk Kuyt.

79mins

Craig Bellamy takes a shot.

79mins

The ball is swung over by Steven Gerrard, clearance made by James Collins.

79mins

Daniel Agger produces a cross, clearance by Nathan Baker.

78mins

Centre by Andreas Weimann, clearance made by Jordan Henderson.

77mins

Caution for Luis Suarez.

76mins

Sanchez Jose Enrique goes off and Daniel Agger comes on.

76mins

Dirk Kuyt produces a cross.

74mins

Luis Suarez takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by James Collins.

74mins

Sanchez Jose Enrique delivers the ball, clearance made by Eric Lichaj.

73mins

(Aston Villa) makes a substitution, with Andreas Weimann coming on for Chris Herd.

71mins

Centre by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Nathan Baker makes a clearance.

70mins

Gary Gardner takes a shot. Comfortable save by Alexander Doni.

68mins

Sanchez Jose Enrique crosses the ball.

66mins

Long range shot by Gary Gardner goes wide right of the goal.

66mins

Long distance effort from Craig Bellamy misses to the left of the goal.

65mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Flanagan by Stephen Warnock. Andy Carroll replaces Stewart Downing. Craig Bellamy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jonjo Shelvey. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Steven Gerrard.

64mins

Centre by Stewart Downing, clearance made by James Collins.

62mins

The ball is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique, clearance by Gary Gardner.

62mins

Corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Alan Hutton.

62mins

The ball is crossed by Stewart Downing, clearance by Gary Gardner.

58mins

Gary Gardner replaces Emile Heskey.

58mins

The ball is crossed by Steven Gerrard.

58mins

Stewart Downing crosses the ball, James Collins makes a clearance.

57mins

Foul by Stephen Ireland on Dirk Kuyt, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Steven Gerrard from right channel, clearance made by Eric Lichaj.

57mins

Dirk Kuyt produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

56mins

A cross is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Eric Lichaj manages to make a clearance.

56mins

The ball is swung over by Alan Hutton, clearance by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

55mins

Gabriel Agbonlahor concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Flanagan. Free kick taken by Alexander Doni.

54mins

Header by Luis Suarez from inside the area hits the post.

53mins

Stephen Ireland delivers the ball, clearance made by Martin Skrtel.

49mins

Steven Gerrard crosses the ball, clearance made by James Collins.

49mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Warnock on Jon Flanagan. Free kick taken by Jon Flanagan.

47mins

Martin Skrtel fouled by Gabriel Agbonlahor, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Carragher.

46mins

Shot on goal by Steven Gerrard from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

46mins

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save by Shay Given.

44mins

Jon Flanagan delivers the ball, Eric Lichaj manages to make a clearance. Dirk Kuyt takes a shot from close in clearing the crossbar.

41mins

Jon Flanagan sends in a cross, clearance made by Emile Heskey.

41mins

Foul by Eric Lichaj on Dirk Kuyt, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Steven Gerrard, clearance by Eric Lichaj.

40mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dirk Kuyt by Chris Herd. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Carragher.

38mins

Shot from outside the box by Jordan Henderson goes wide right of the target.

37mins

Alan Hutton crosses the ball, save by Alexander Doni.

37mins

Centre by Stephen Warnock, clearance by Martin Skrtel.

36mins

Inswinging corner taken by Steven Gerrard, Header from close in by Martin Skrtel misses to the right of the target.

36mins

Centre by Sanchez Jose Enrique, blocked by Barry Bannan.

35mins

Unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by James Collins results in a free kick. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the free kick.

34mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Stewart Downing.

33mins

Shot from outside the box by Steven Gerrard misses to the left of the target.

28mins

A cross is delivered by Steven Gerrard, Shay Given makes a comfortable save.

28mins

Centre by Dirk Kuyt, clearance made by James Collins.

27mins

Dirk Kuyt crosses the ball, Headed effort on goal by Luis Suarez from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

25mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Stewart Downing, James Collins makes a clearance.

25mins

The ball is sent over by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Barry Bannan gets a block in.

24mins

Effort on goal by Steven Gerrard from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

24mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stewart Downing played to the near post, clearance by Alan Hutton.

23mins

A cross is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique, clearance by Nathan Baker.

22mins

James Collins concedes a free kick for a foul on Luis Suarez. Steven Gerrard takes the direct free kick.

21mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Bannan from the left by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by James Collins misses to the right of the target.

20mins

Emile Heskey takes a shot. Martin Skrtel gets a block in.

18mins

Corner taken left-footed by Barry Bannan, Alexander Doni makes a comfortable save.

17mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dirk Kuyt on Stephen Warnock. Barry Bannan crosses the ball in from the free kick, Sanchez Jose Enrique manages to make a clearance.

17mins

Foul by Luis Suarez on Stephen Ireland, free kick awarded. Shay Given takes the free kick.

11mins

Steven Gerrard takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by James Collins.

10mins

A goal is scored by Chris Herd from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa.The assist for the goal came from Barry Bannan.

10mins

Stephen Warnock delivers the ball, save by Alexander Doni.

7mins

Corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the right by-line to the near post, James Collins manages to make a clearance.

7mins

Stewart Downing crosses the ball, Dirk Kuyt takes a shot. Save by Shay Given.

5mins

Corner taken left-footed by Barry Bannan, A cross is delivered by Stephen Warnock, save made by Alexander Doni.

4mins

Unfair challenge on Stephen Warnock by Luis Suarez results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Shay Given.

3mins

Dirk Kuyt crosses the ball, Stephen Warnock makes a clearance.

1mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Steven Gerrard. Shay Given takes the indirect free kick.

Match Preview

Dalglish accepts the size of the challenge Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish accepts the task of restoring the club to their once-envied position in European football will not be an easy one. The Scot enjoyed a hugely successful career as a player at Anfield and continued that into his first spell in charge as Reds boss. One of the most damning statistics which highlights the decline of a club so dominant at home and abroad from the late 1970s through to the late 1980s is that Dalglish is the last Liverpool manager to win the league championship 22 years ago. Since then Manchester United have taken their place at the top of English football and, with Manchester City having flexed their considerable financial muscle to become genuine title contenders and Tottenham adding their name to the so-called `big four` Liverpool's - and Dalglish's task - has become even tougher. They have not helped themselves this season as, just when it looked as though they were well poised to make a late run for Champions League qualification, having missed out the last two seasons, results have collapsed. The Reds are now eighth in the table, enduring their worst run of form since 1953, and are 16 points adrift of fourth place, with the relegation zone (12 points) closer. "It is always difficult to get back to where they were because they were so high up," admitted Dalglish. "But it (the method for success) has not changed too much really - it takes a lot of hard work and a lot of effort. "We have good players who can get there but you need confidence and belief in yourself and you need a bit of luck. "We can work as hard as we possibly can and if we do our side of it then at least we can look at ourselves and say we had a right go at it. "At every football club it is [about] hard work but I can't believe how hard work is a bonus for people. "I think that was taken as given that you work hard; so for us we'll work hard because you get nothing if you don't. "These lads are genuine and honest and they have worked really hard to get any success they have had. "We just have to keep on going and believing and try to keep our confidence up that the hard work will be rewarded eventually." With confidence visibly ebbing away with every loss, the players will find themselves tested at home to Aston Villa as ever-present goalkeeper Jose Reina begins a three-match suspension after his red card at Newcastle on Sunday. He is likely to be replaced by Doni, the summer signing from Roma who will be making his competitive debut having played 57 minutes of an October friendly against Rangers before dislocating a finger. Meanwhile, Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish believes Dalglish is under as much pressure as any other manager ahead of the clash between the teams. McLeish has urged his players not to have any fear against the Merseysiders - even though injuries and illness have left him without several senior players. The Scot said: "There's pressure on everybody. I know what Kenny will be feeling. I know Liverpool are 11 players with two legs - the same as everybody else. "That's why we should not have any fear going to Anfield. At the same time you would be thinking that Kenny will be looking for a reaction from their players. "As I say, everybody is under pressure regardless of whether they are in the top half of the table or the bottom. "From now until the end of the season, every single manager, every single player, will be under pressure at some time, without doubt." McLeish added: "Is it a good time to play at Liverpool? It's been a formidable place and I'm sure they will want to make it a formidable place again. In recent times it hasn't been as formidable. "That has got to be the challenge for Kenny in the coming weeks, months and years. "Right at this moment in time we are going up to face Liverpool, and they are going through a little bit of a sticky spell, so, quite simply, we have got to try to prolong that spell." Right-back Alan Hutton is expected to be fit after missing the 4-2 home defeat by Chelsea last weekend with a calf injury but rookie striker Andreas Weimann is doubtful with an ankle injury. Captain Stiliyan Petrov (leukaemia), winger Charles N'Zogbia (knee), striker Darren Bent (ankle), defenders Richard Dunne (shoulder) and Carlos Cuellar (thigh) and midfielder Fabian Delph (ankle) are all unavailable.

Formation:442Manager: Kenny Dalglish

Liverpool

Formation: 442Manager: Alex McLeish

Aston Villa

  • Alexander Doni
  • Jon Flanagan
  • Jamie Carragher
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Sanchez Jose Enrique
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Jonjo Shelvey
  • Stewart Downing
  • Luis Suarez
  • Dirk Kuyt
  • SUBS
  • Brad Jones
  • Daniel Agger
  • Andy Carroll
  • Rodriguez Maxi
  • Sebastian Coates
  • Jay Spearing
  • Craig Bellamy

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Form Guide

    LLWLLL
  • Liverpool
  • VS
  • Aston Villa
  • LDDWLL

Last Meetings

  • Aston Villa
  • 0 - 2
  • Liverpool
  • 18/12/2011
  • Aston Villa
  • 1 - 0
  • Liverpool
  • 22/05/2011
  • Liverpool
  • 3 - 0
  • Aston Villa
  • 06/12/2010
  • Aston Villa
  • 0 - 1
  • Liverpool
  • 29/12/2009
  • Liverpool
  • 1 - 3
  • Aston Villa
  • 24/08/2009
  • Liverpool
  • 5 - 0
  • Aston Villa
  • 22/03/2009

Top Scorers

Liverpool

  • L Suarez 7
  • 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

Aston Villa

  • D Bent 7
  • G Agbonlahor 5
  • S Petrov 4
  • C N'Zogbia 2
  • M Albrighton 2
  • E Heskey 1
  • J Collins 1
  • R Dunne 1
  • S Warnock 1
  • S Ireland 1
  • A Weimann 1
  • E Lichaj 1

Goals

Liverpool

    • Total goals 69
    • Goals per game 36
  • 1 (For) 3 (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
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Aston Villa

    • Total goals 66
    • Goals per game 33
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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