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Clearance by Ben Turner.
Luis Suarez decides to take the corner short.
The referee blows for the end of the match.
Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Raheem Sterling.
Mamadou Sakho takes the free kick.
Raheem Sterling fouled by Kevin Theophile-Catherine, the ref awards a free kick.
Foul by Raheem Sterling on Kevin Theophile-Catherine, free kick awarded.
Luis Suarez takes a shot. David Marshall blocks the ball.
Steven Caulker manages to make a clearance.
Glen Johnson restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Glen Johnson by Kevin Theophile-Catherine.
Clearance made by Daniel Agger.
Craig Noone delivers the ball.
Corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the left by-line.
Daniel Agger makes a clearance.
Clearance by Martin Skrtel.
Phillippe Coutinho goes off and Daniel Agger comes on.
Shot by Luis Suarez went wide right of the net.
Clearance by Mamadou Sakho.
Shot by Phillippe Coutinho missed to the left of the target.
Kevin Theophile-Catherine challenges Phillippe Coutinho unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Craig Noone takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.
Andreas Cornelius comes on in place of Aron Gunnarsson.
The official flags Jordan Henderson offside.
Header by Joe Allen goes harmlessly over the bar.
Fraizer Campbell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leiva Lucas.
Clearance by Leiva Lucas.
Luis Suarez takes a shot and hits the post.
Corner taken by Luis Suarez from the left by-line.
Clearance made by Martin Kelly.
Peter Whittingham takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Peter Whittingham by Raheem Sterling results in a free kick.
Header at goal by Steven Caulker misses left of the target.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Phillippe Coutinho.
Luis Suarez takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Turner.
The ball is crossed by Martin Kelly.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Phillippe Coutinho.
Chance falls to Ben Turner who heads at goal. Simon Mignolet catches the ball.
Luis Suarez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Theophile-Catherine.
Peter Whittingham crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell by Joe Allen results in a free kick.
Mamadou Sakho manages to make a clearance.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Peter Whittingham.
Leiva Lucas manages to make a clearance.
Andrew Taylor crosses the ball.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Bo-Kyung Kim on Joe Allen.
Glen Johnson challenges Fraizer Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Unfair challenge on Glen Johnson by Peter Whittingham results in a free kick.
Bo-Kyung Kim makes a clearance.
Andrew Taylor manages to make a clearance.
Martin Kelly replaces Jon Flanagan.
Gary Medel leaves the field to be replaced by Fraizer Campbell.
Peter Odemwingie goes off and Bo-Kyung Kim comes on.
Glen Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Whittingham.
Jordan Henderson takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.
Phillippe Coutinho has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
Free kick taken by Glen Johnson.
Foul by Jordon Mutch on Glen Johnson, free kick awarded.
Raheem Sterling takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.
Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
Luis Suarez scores with a right foot finish. Liverpool 3-0 Cardiff.Assist on the goal came from Jordan Henderson.
Luis Suarez takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.
Raheem Sterling crosses the ball.
Raheem Sterling slots the ball right footed into the goal. Liverpool 2-0 Cardiff.Assist by Luis Suarez.
Jon Flanagan manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Martin Skrtel on Jordon Mutch, free kick awarded.
Steven Caulker makes a clearance.
Shot by Raheem Sterling. A parry by David Marshall prevents the goal.
Shot by Jon Flanagan. Parried by David Marshall back into danger.
The ball is delivered by Glen Johnson.
Clearance made by Kevin Theophile-Catherine.
Header at goal by Martin Skrtel goes over the frame of the goal.
Phillippe Coutinho takes the free kick.
Jon Flanagan fouled by Kevin Theophile-Catherine, the ref awards a free kick.
Phillippe Coutinho takes a shot and struck the post.
Clearance made by Steven Caulker.
The ball is crossed by Phillippe Coutinho.
Foul by Peter Odemwingie on Phillippe Coutinho, free kick awarded.
Martin Skrtel makes a clearance.
Craig Noone fouled by Jordan Henderson, the ref awards a free kick.
Luis Suarez scores a right footed goal. Liverpool 1-0 Cardiff.The assist for the goal came from Jordan Henderson.
Shot by Phillippe Coutinho. Blocked by Jordon Mutch.
Clearance made by Aron Gunnarsson.
Joe Allen fouled by Aron Gunnarsson, the ref awards a free kick.
Martin Skrtel fouled by Andrew Taylor, the ref awards a free kick.
Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside.
Andrew Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Peter Odemwingie by Martin Skrtel results in a free kick.
Shot by Raheem Sterling. Blocked by Ben Turner.
Corner taken by Phillippe Coutinho from the left by-line.
Luis Suarez takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Andrew Taylor gets a block in.
Header at goal by Jordon Mutch misses to the right.
Craig Noone takes the chance to get an effort at goal. A parry by Simon Mignolet prevents the goal.
Glen Johnson produces a cross.
Shot by Joe Allen. Blocked by Aron Gunnarsson.
Jordon Mutch takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
Raheem Sterling challenges Andrew Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mamadou Sakho by Peter Odemwingie.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Flanagan by Jordon Mutch.
Clearance made by Jon Flanagan.
Phillippe Coutinho takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.
Shot by Luis Suarez. Andrew Taylor gets a block in.
Clearance made by Mamadou Sakho.
Jordan Henderson has an effort at goal.
The match begins.
Rodgers stunned by Mackay situation
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has sprung to the defence of Cardiff counterpart Malky Mackay, accusing the Welsh club's owner Vincent Tan of "knowing nothing about football".
The Bluebirds visit Anfield on Saturday after a week in which there has been a public fall out between Mackay and Tan over transfers, leading to more speculation over the manager's future.
Their first season in the Barclays Premier League has seen further off-field strife with the sacking of head of recruitment Iain Moody, who was replaced by someone with no football background and a friend of Tan's son.
Rodgers finds it unbelievable that the situation has been allowed to develop as it has.
"I find it incredible all the talk about Malky, who I know well from working with him at Watford," said the former Swansea boss.
"I find it astonishing what he has had to go through.
"This is a guy who walked into Cardiff after they had lost in the play-off semi-finals and they waited two weeks to sack the manager Dave Jones on the day we (Swansea) were in the final - which I found strange.
"Malky walked into the club with 10 players that summer and he totally transformed the mentality of the club.
"He took them to the Carling Cup final, to a play-off place and just lost out and the following season took them to the championship and promotion.
"He has had great results this season and is going to go on and be a great manager at a big club and I find it absolutely astonishing there is talk about him leaving there.
"I worked with Iain Moody at Watford, one of the most authentic people you could ever meet.
"My only conclusion is you have a business guy operating the club who knows absolutely nothing about football.
"He has obviously been a successful businessman - congratulations but football is like no other business.
"When I see what Malky has had to put up with, to see him being questioned I find it remarkable.
"Especially when supporters there look up to him and respect him for what he's done."
Luis Suarez will lead the attack after signing a new long-term contract.
Rodgers may well stick with the same side which demolished Tottenham last weekend.
With no new injury concerns the Reds could name an unchanged line-up, especially as options in midfield are limited with captain Steven Gerrard still out with a hamstring injury.
Striker Daniel Sturridge (ankle) and left-back Jose Enrique (knee) are still sidelined until the new year.
Despite the turmoil Mackay has made the journey to Liverpool with his Cardiff squad.
Mackay had been due to face the media this morning ahead of the game at Anfield, but instead it was his assistant David Kerslake who spoke at a press conference which lasted barely five minutes.
At least Cardiff have no new injury concernsl.
Craig Bellamy could yet return from a hamstring injury while Craig Noone is set to feature against his boyhood club after an impressive display against West Brom last weekend.
Andreas Cornelius is pushing for a first start in the Premier League but is likely to again have to settle for a place on the bench behind Fraizer Campbell.
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