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  • Date:05 Oct 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Anfield
  • Attendance:44,721
  • Suarez (13) Gerrard - pen (37)
  • Gayle (76) Gayle (76)
    Gayle (76)
Goal!

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The referee blows for the end of the match.

92:50 +2.50

The ball is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

91:34 +1.34

Sanchez Jose Enrique manages to make a clearance.

90:52 +0.52

Foul by Sanchez Jose Enrique on Joel Ward, free kick awarded.

89:50

Martin Skrtel takes the free kick.

89:34

Foul by Jose Campana on Steven Gerrard, free kick awarded.

88:42

Clearance made by Martin Skrtel.

87:38

Daniel Sturridge leaves the field to be replaced by Iago Aspas.

86:46

Daniel Agger manages to make a clearance.

84:57

Luis Suarez is ruled offside.

84:54

Daniel Sturridge takes a shot and hits the post.

83:34

Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

83:04

Yannick Bolasie fouled by Raheem Sterling, the ref awards a free kick.

82:26

Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance.

82:22

Corner from the right by-line taken by Steven Gerrard.

81:05

Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

81:01

Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

80:30

Daniel Sturridge sends in a cross.

78:32

Luis Alberto delivers the ball.

76:51

Clearance by Damien Delaney.

76:00

Dwight Gayle grabs a goal with a headed effort. Liverpool 3-1 Crystal Palace.Jose Campana provided the assist for the goal.

75:07

Raheem Sterling challenges Yannick Bolasie unfairly and gives away a free kick.

75:00

Stuart O'Keefe takes the free kick.

72:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Moxey by Luis Suarez.

69:49

Sanchez Jose Enrique produces a cross.

68:40

Luis Suarez is ruled offside.

67:35

Yannick Bolasie on for Marouane Chamakh.

66:34

Mamadou Sakho leaves the field to be replaced by Daniel Agger.

65:54

Luis Alberto on for Victor Moses.

64:29

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

62:52

Sanchez Jose Enrique crosses the ball.

62:40

Clearance made by Damien Delaney.

59:47

Corner taken by Steven Gerrard.

55:31

Mamadou Sakho manages to make a clearance.

52:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Damien Delaney by Daniel Sturridge.

52:40

Corner from the left by-line taken by Luis Suarez.

51:35

Mile Jedinak restarts play with the free kick.

51:16

The offside flag is raised against Luis Suarez.

50:00

Foul by Jordan Henderson on Joel Ward, free kick awarded.

48:29

Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

48:09

The referee penalises Luis Suarez for handball.

47:39

Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

47:03

A cross is delivered by Raheem Sterling.

45:48

Header by Mamadou Sakho misses to the right of the target.

45:45

Corner taken by Steven Gerrard.

The match restarts for the second half.

The ref blows to end the first period.

45:04 +0.04

Foul by Mile Jedinak on Jordan Henderson, free kick awarded.

45:01

(Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Jose Campana coming on for Cameron Jerome.

45:01

Dwight Gayle is brought on as a substitute for Jimmy Kebe.

42:54

Shot by Mile Jedinak went wide left of the goal.

42:48

Shot by Stuart O'Keefe. Martin Skrtel gets a block in.

40:44

Handball decision goes against Raheem Sterling.

40:04

The ball is swung over by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

38:14

Victor Moses takes a shot and bounced off the bar.

37:06

Penalty taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard and scored. Liverpool 3-0 Crystal Palace.

36:06

Dean Moxey gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Raheem Sterling.

33:56

Corner taken by Luis Suarez from the right by-line.

32:48

Clearance by Dean Moxey.

31:38

Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

30:23

Corner taken short by Luis Suarez.

30:03

The ball is crossed by Luis Suarez.

27:58

Clearance made by Kolo Toure.

27:55

Joel Ward delivers the ball.

25:13

Shot by Jason Puncheon cleared the target.

24:59

Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.

24:57

Jimmy Kebe takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Cameron Jerome takes a shot. Simon Mignolet fumbles the ball.

23:40

A cross is delivered by Stuart O'Keefe.

23:28

Mamadou Sakho makes a clearance.

23:27

The ball is crossed by Stuart O'Keefe.

20:34

Clearance made by Martin Skrtel.

19:14

Joel Ward fouled by Martin Skrtel, the ref awards a free kick.

19:09

Clearance by Damien Delaney.

18:11

Martin Skrtel restarts play with the free kick.

17:50

Jimmy Kebe is caught offside.

15:14

Sanchez Jose Enrique manages to make a clearance.

14:27

Shot by Daniel Sturridge. Julian Speroni parries the effort to safety.

14:10

Centre by Joel Ward.

13:00

Luis Suarez scores a right footed goal. Liverpool 1-0 Crystal Palace.Assist on the goal came from Sanchez Jose Enrique.

12:11

Corner taken by Stuart O'Keefe.

11:33

A cross is delivered by Dean Moxey.

9:22

Unfair challenge on Mamadou Sakho by Stuart O'Keefe results in a free kick.

9:12

Strike on goal comes in from Mile Jedinak from the free kick. Blocked by Jordan Henderson.

8:21

Martin Skrtel challenges Jimmy Kebe unfairly and gives away a free kick.

7:16

Jason Puncheon delivers the ball.

6:16

Victor Moses crosses the ball.

5:33

Corner taken by Luis Suarez.

5:09

Free kick crossed by Steven Gerrard.

4:34

Luis Suarez fouled by Jason Puncheon, the ref awards a free kick.

3:24

Free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.

3:06

Mile Jedinak challenges Jordan Henderson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

1:44

Clearance made by Martin Skrtel.

0:07

Mamadou Sakho manages to make a clearance.

The game kicks-off.

Match Preview

Rodgers happy to rotate Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes fiddling with his formation is worth it if means he can maintain his two-pronged attack of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge. In recent weeks the Reds boss has opted for a 3-4-1-2 formation, which was virtually a 3-2-3-2 in last weekend's win at Sunderland. He first utilised it after injuries to full-backs Glen Johnson and Jose Enrique but the return of Suarez from a 10-match suspension left him with the conundrum of getting the best out of one striker who scored 30 goals last season and another enjoying a rich vein of form in Suarez's absence. And while Rodgers is reluctant to commit himself and his team to a preferred set-up he admits the current system gets the best out of his two strikers, who scored all three goals in a 3-1 win at the Stadium of Light on Sunday. "It's about exploiting the strengths of our players and I think this does it well for us," he said. "What I've found is that if I play one up top and one wide, I take a little bit away from them. They work better as a proper front two. "In Suarez and Sturridge, I've got what I call two 'nine-and-a-halves'. "They both like to move, they like to drift and they both like to go into the half-positions in between the lines. "You've got two great players as your front two and then you build the structure around that. "I'm not the traditional 4-4-2 man and with the players we've got we can make this system work. "If you have got them (Sturridge and Suarez) through the middle, moving and inter-changing then your structure has to then change behind that and that's obviously something that we have done." Rodgers added in Liverpool Echo: "What I've said to our front two is that when we're defending in our half of the pitch, when we can't press and we are under pressure, I am happy for them both to stay up there. "That gives us nine men behind the ball, the opposition have to leave at least two defenders back covering so the maximum number they can put in our half of the pitch is eight. "I'll take that we can defend nine versus eight if that gives me two-v-two in their half of the pitch because of our strikers' pace and power. "For me, it's all about getting a numerical advantage centrally to try to dominate the opposition." Second-placed Liverpool have a chance to leapfrog leaders Arsenal, who play Sunday, with a victory at home to Crystal Palace. Palace boss Ian Holloway is ready to go on the attack as he attempts to pull off another another shock. Holloway's Blackpool side were relegated in 2011 after one season in the top flight, but they collected some notable scalps along the way, not least when they did the double over the Reds. Newly-promoted Palace find themselves in a similar predicament, lying second from bottom with just one win from six games so far. But Holloway insisted: "It's a wonderful opportunity for us to put right what's been going wrong. "We have to be more attacking, it's who dares wins. That was the Blackpool approach, to be more daring. We've worked hard on that this week. "We have players who can attack but they are coming back too far to defend, so we have to be a little bit braver and we are working on it. "The proof is in the pudding, can we get at Liverpool? Can we take our chances, and will life look a little bit better afterwards? "It's tough, it's not easy at this level but you have to believe in what you do. We'll keep plugging away. People will rubbish us but no one knows how many points we'll get." Charlie Adam and Luke Varney were on target for Blackpool in a shock 2-1 victory at Anfield three years ago this weekend, but Holloway knows Brendan Rodgers' in-form side are a different proposition these days. He added: "It was a different time, Roy Hodsgon had just gone there. "Now they are flying high, the new manager is bedded in and they didn't have the points they have now." Palace will come up against the Premier League's most feared strikeforce in the shape of seven-goal Sturridge and Suarez. But Holloway, who can welcome back centre-half Damien Delaney from an ankle knock, says his team can cope with the red-hot duo. "Could I handle them? No - I'm glad I'm not out there," he admitted. "But can my team? Yes, we've worked on it, we've got to deal with it and then we've got to say 'how can we counter- attack and throw that punch'?"

Formation:3412Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool

Formation: 433Manager: Ian Holloway

Crystal Palace

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Kolo Toure
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Mamadou Sakho
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Sanchez Jose Enrique
  • Victor Moses
  • Daniel Sturridge
  • Luis Suarez
  • SUBS
  • Brad Jones
  • Daniel Agger
  • Luis Alberto
  • Iago Aspas
  • Almeida Tiago Ilori
  • Jordon Ibe
  • Andre Wisdom

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WWWDLW
  • Liverpool
  • VS
  • Crystal Palace
  • LLWLLL

Last Meetings

  • Crystal Palace
  • 1 - 0
  • Liverpool
  • 23/04/2005
  • Liverpool
  • 3 - 2
  • Crystal Palace
  • 13/11/2004
  • Liverpool
  • 2 - 1
  • Crystal Palace
  • 13/04/1998
  • Crystal Palace
  • 0 - 3
  • Liverpool
  • 13/12/1997
  • Liverpool
  • 0 - 0
  • Crystal Palace
  • 11/12/1994
  • Crystal Palace
  • 1 - 6
  • Liverpool
  • 20/08/1994

Top Scorers

Liverpool

  • D Sturridge 5
  • L Suarez 2
  • V Moses 1

Crystal Palace

  • D Gabbidon 1
  • M Chamakh 1
  • S O'Keefe 1

Goals

Liverpool

    • Total goals 12
    • Goals per game 8
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Crystal Palace

    • Total goals 8
    • Goals per game 4
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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