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  • Date:18 Jan 2014
  • Kick-off:17:30
  • Venue:Anfield
  • Sturridge (45)
    Sturridge (45) Sturridge (45)
    Gerrard - pen (52)
  • Weimann (24) Weimann (24)
    Benteke (35)
Goal!

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94mins

Clearance made by Ciaran Clark.

92mins

Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.

90mins

The referee shows Raheem Sterling a yellow card.

90mins

The match has reached full-time.

90mins

Raheem Sterling challenges Antonio Luna unfairly and gives away a free kick.

89mins

Ashley Westwood makes a clearance.

89mins

Clearance made by Ron Vlaar.

88mins

Leandro Bacuna shown a yellow card.

85mins

Christian Benteke delivers the ball.

84mins

Martin Skrtel makes a clearance.

81mins

Antonio Luna on for Ryan Bertrand.

81mins

Joe Allen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christian Benteke.

79mins

Free kick taken by Glen Johnson.

78mins

Andreas Weimann challenges Joe Allen unfairly and gives away a free kick.

78mins

Kolo Toure makes a clearance.

77mins

Direct strike on goal from the free kick by Luis Suarez goes left of the target.

76mins

Foul by Yacouba Sylla on Luis Suarez, free kick awarded.

76mins

The ball is sent over by Luis Suarez.

75mins

Steven Gerrard challenges Grant Holt unfairly and gives away a free kick.

75mins

Bradley Guzan takes the free kick.

74mins

Centre by Raheem Sterling.

72mins

Free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.

71mins

Raheem Sterling challenges Fabian Delph unfairly and gives away a free kick.

71mins

Leandro Bacuna takes the free kick.

70mins

Aly Cissokho gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christian Benteke.

70mins

Martin Skrtel takes the free kick.

69mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Christian Benteke on Steven Gerrard.

69mins

Clearance made by Fabian Delph.

67mins

Shot by Raheem Sterling went wide of the right-hand upright.

66mins

Yacouba Sylla challenges Joe Allen unfairly and gives away a free kick.

66mins

Free kick taken by Bradley Guzan.

66mins

Joe Allen comes on in place of Leiva Lucas.

65mins

Ciaran Clark makes a clearance.

65mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andreas Weimann by Luis Suarez.

64mins

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Bradley Guzan blocks the ball.

63mins

Free kick taken by Glen Johnson.

62mins

(Aston Villa) makes a substitution, with Yacouba Sylla coming on for Karim El Ahmadi.

61mins

Christian Benteke concedes a free kick for a foul on Glen Johnson.

61mins

Clearance made by Glen Johnson.

60mins

Clearance made by Martin Skrtel.

59mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leandro Bacuna on Daniel Sturridge.

58mins

Fabian Delph fouled by Leiva Lucas, the ref awards a free kick.

57mins

Shot by Daniel Sturridge. Bradley Guzan blocks the ball.

57mins

Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.

56mins

Fabian Delph has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

56mins

Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.

55mins

Unfair challenge on Christian Benteke by Leiva Lucas results in a free kick.

54mins

Andreas Weimann concedes a free kick for a foul on Raheem Sterling.

54mins

Glen Johnson makes a clearance.

53mins

Penalty scored by Steven Gerrard. Liverpool 2-2 Aston Villa.

52mins

Bradley Guzan challenges Luis Suarez unfairly and gives away a Penalty.

51mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Raheem Sterling by Andreas Weimann.

50mins

Gabriel Agbonlahor leaves the field to be replaced by Grant Holt.

50mins

Glen Johnson takes the free kick.

48mins

The game restarts for the second half.

48mins

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

48mins

A cross is delivered by Andreas Weimann.

48mins

Booking for Ryan Bertrand for unsporting behaviour.

48mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Bertrand on Raheem Sterling.

47mins

Daniel Sturridge scores with their left foot. Liverpool 1-2 Aston Villa.The assist for the goal came from Jordan Henderson.

47mins

Gabriel Agbonlahor challenges Glen Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

47mins

Ciaran Clark makes a clearance.

46mins

Free kick taken by Luis Suarez.

46mins

Clearance made by Ron Vlaar.

46mins

Ashley Westwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Luis Suarez.

46mins

Leiva Lucas comes on in place of Phillippe Coutinho.

45mins

Centre by Luis Suarez.

45mins

Phillippe Coutinho takes a shot. Blocked by Ciaran Clark.

44mins

Free kick taken by Glen Johnson.

43mins

Clearance by Kolo Toure.

42mins

Aly Cissokho makes a clearance.

40mins

Clearance made by Kolo Toure.

38mins

Ashley Westwood manages to make a clearance.

34mins

Leandro Bacuna takes the free kick.

32mins

Ron Vlaar makes a clearance.

32mins

Shot by Raheem Sterling. Bradley Guzan parries the ball away.

31mins

Glen Johnson takes the free kick.

30mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Bertrand on Raheem Sterling.

28mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ashley Westwood.

27mins

The ball is delivered by Gabriel Agbonlahor.

25mins

Andreas Weimann grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa.The assist for the goal came from Gabriel Agbonlahor.

25mins

Andreas Weimann grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa.Assist on the goal came from Gabriel Agbonlahor.

25mins

Ryan Bertrand makes a clearance.

23mins

Corner taken by Ashley Westwood.

23mins

Karim El Ahmadi crosses the ball.

21mins

Daniel Sturridge takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.

21mins

Karim El Ahmadi concedes a free kick for a foul on Aly Cissokho.

20mins

Free kick crossed by Ashley Westwood.

19mins

Martin Skrtel makes a clearance.

19mins

Handball decision goes against Jordan Henderson.

17mins

Free kick crossed by Steven Gerrard.

16mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ciaran Clark on Daniel Sturridge.

16mins

Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

15mins

Martin Skrtel restarts play with the free kick.

15mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Glen Johnson by Gabriel Agbonlahor.

14mins

Jordan Henderson manages to make a clearance.

12mins

Martin Skrtel makes a clearance.

12mins

Free kick taken by Ryan Bertrand.

11mins

Raheem Sterling is penalised for a handball.

11mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Raheem Sterling on Ryan Bertrand.

9mins

Clearance made by Aly Cissokho.

9mins

Kolo Toure challenges Karim El Ahmadi unfairly and gives away a free kick.

8mins

Ciaran Clark takes the free kick.

8mins

Raheem Sterling challenges Fabian Delph unfairly and gives away a free kick.

6mins

Clearance made by Christian Benteke.

6mins

Corner taken by Steven Gerrard.

6mins

Steven Gerrard crosses the ball in from the free kick.

5mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Raheem Sterling by Fabian Delph.

4mins

Bradley Guzan takes the free kick.

3mins

The referee blows for offside against Luis Suarez.

3mins

The referee blows for offside against Christian Benteke.

2mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ciaran Clark by Luis Suarez.

1mins

Martin Skrtel makes a clearance.

The match has kicked off.

Match Preview

Rodgers: We are stronger now Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his side have developed a mental toughness which means he is more confident talking about a title challenge than he has previously. The team are fourth, six points behind leaders Arsenal, and the Reds boss thinks this is due in part to the fact the psychology of the players has changed. Rodgers talks about mental endurance, personality, confidence and belief and, after last weekend, has evidence to back up his claims. Leading 2-0 at Stoke - where they had not won for almost 30 years in the league - Liverpool were pegged back to 2-2 at half-time before coming through to win 5-3. That, said the manager, said more about their state of mind than it did about their talent. "It was a wonderful demonstration of mental endurance," he said. "I am sure people sat at home at half-time were thinking 'this is a true test' but in the second half we demonstrated emphatically how our game is improving on the pitch - but equally important was the mental personality and fitness. "I look at it as a game similar to the one at Tottenham (a 5-0 win), a game which sets up a standard for us. "At Tottenham it was a wonderful footballing display. Stoke away, in the situation we were in, was a great benchmark of our mental fitness. "What it gives you is that great belief. We go into any stadium without the fear to play, whatever the opponent. "You are not going to win the game purely on ability. There are going to be games when you are not playing as well and you have to find a way to get a result - and that was last weekend. "Psychology is a massive part, at the elite level of sport it is the edge, and that type of performance and result bodes well in the coming months because each game is very important." Last weekend showed just how true that statement was. Liverpool began the weekend fourth but slipped to sixth before regaining their original position late on Sunday evening. While the top three of Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea remain most people's choice for title contenders Rodgers insists his side now cannot be discounted. "We've got all those teams to play at home, and we're only six points off the leaders, so you have to feel that we are (in the title race), and we have the confidence and belief in ourselves," he added ahead of the visit of Aston Villa. Striker Daniel Sturridge is set for a recall to the starting line-up after scoring on his comeback from injury as a substitute at Stoke. Midfielder Joe Allen and defender Mamadou Sakho return to the squad after both missing three matches through injury. Villa manager Paul Lambert has revealed the flak flying his way is nothing compared to what he has previously experienced in Glasgow. Villa's increasingly worrying home form in particular has resulted in Lambert coming in for criticism midway through his second season in charge. Villa have failed to win any of their last six matches in front of their own fans, with the nadir a 2-1 defeat to League One side Sheffield United in the FA Cup earlier this month. Lambert, however, is adamant he has broad enough shoulders to cope with the snipers, especially after his time as a player with Celtic and their bitter local rivalry with Rangers. Reflecting on the comments now to then, Lambert said: "I used to walk the streets of Glasgow at times and....(exhales a deep breath). If you can handle Glasgow then you can handle a lot of places. "Criticism is part of the game. You take it on the chin and you try and move on and learn from it. You stay level, which is important." Crucially for Lambert, he received a resounding vote of confidence from chief executive Paul Faulkner this week, citing that he and owner Randy Lerner have absolute trust in the Scot. That is music to Lambert's ears as he said: "It's always good to get support from people. "But I've never lost my focus. Everybody knows football - one minute you are up, the next you are down. "Very rarely do you get an even keel. It's just learning to live with that kind of situation. The more experience you get and the older you get, you live with the situation." Lambert will have two new faces on show to bolster his squad in striker Grant Holt and defender Ryan Bertrand, signed this week on loan until the end of the season from Wigan and Chelsea respectively. However, defender Nathan Baker is out after he sustained concussion in Monday's 2-1 home defeat to Arsenal.

Formation:442Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool

Formation: 433Manager: Paul Lambert

Aston Villa

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Glen Johnson
  • Kolo Toure
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Aly Cissokho
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Phillippe Coutinho
  • Daniel Sturridge
  • Luis Suarez
  • SUBS
  • Brad Jones
  • Luis Alberto
  • Iago Aspas
  • Victor Moses
  • Leiva Lucas
  • Joe Allen
  • Martin Kelly

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WWLLWW
  • Liverpool
  • VS
  • Aston Villa
  • LLLDWL

Last Meetings

  • Aston Villa
  • 0 - 1
  • Liverpool
  • 24/08/2013
  • Aston Villa
  • 1 - 2
  • Liverpool
  • 31/03/2013
  • Liverpool
  • 1 - 3
  • Aston Villa
  • 15/12/2012
  • Liverpool
  • 1 - 1
  • Aston Villa
  • 07/04/2012
  • Aston Villa
  • 0 - 2
  • Liverpool
  • 18/12/2011
  • Aston Villa
  • 1 - 0
  • Liverpool
  • 22/05/2011

Top Scorers

Liverpool

  • L Suarez 22
  • D Sturridge 10
  • R Sterling 3
  • M Skrtel 2
  • P Coutinho 2
  • S Gerrard 1
  • D Agger 1
  • M Sakho 1
  • V Moses 1
  • J Henderson 1
  • J Flanagan 1

Aston Villa

  • C Benteke 4
  • L Kozak 4
  • G Agbonlahor 3
  • K El Ahmadi 2
  • L Bacuna 2
  • F Delph 1
  • A Weimann 1
  • A Westwood 1
  • A Luna 1

Goals

Liverpool

    • Total goals 77
    • Goals per game 51
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Aston Villa

    • Total goals 46
    • Goals per game 20
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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