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  • Date:13 Apr 2014
  • Kick-off:13:37
  • Venue:Anfield
  • Attendance:44,601
  • Sterling (5) Skrtel (25)
    Coutinho (77)
  • Silva (56) Glen Johnson - og (62)
    Glen Johnson - og (61)
Goal!

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The final whistle goes and the game is over.

94:31 +4.31

Leiva Lucas replaces Raheem Sterling.

92:34 +2.34

Red card for Jordan Henderson.

92:25 +2.25

Unfair challenge on Samir Nasri by Jordan Henderson results in a free kick.

91:41 +1.41

Glen Johnson takes the free kick.

91:25 +1.25

Samir Nasri concedes a free kick for a foul on Raheem Sterling.

90:28 +0.28

Corner taken by Samir Nasri from the left by-line.

90:05 +0.05

Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

89:42

Steven Gerrard manages to make a clearance.

88:57

Phillippe Coutinho goes off and Victor Moses comes on.

87:54

Martin Skrtel makes a clearance.

87:00

Gael Clichy delivers the ball.

86:19

Clearance made by Glen Johnson.

85:41

Phillippe Coutinho gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta.

84:21

Joe Allen makes a clearance.

83:02

Free kick taken by Joe Hart.

82:34

The official flags Luis Suarez offside.

81:38

Chance falls to Martin Demichelis who heads at goal. Simon Mignolet catches the ball.

81:35

Corner taken by James Milner from the right by-line.

81:09

Corner from the right by-line taken by James Milner.

80:26

Jon Flanagan makes a clearance.

77:27

Vincent Kompany makes a clearance.

76:52

The ball is delivered by Raheem Sterling.

75:58

The referee blows for offside.

74:51

David Silva takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

72:36

Clearance made by Steven Gerrard.

72:29

Joe Hart takes the free kick.

70:36

Luis Suarez is ruled offside.

68:48

Clearance made by Mamadou Sakho.

68:34

Clearance by Pablo Zabaleta.

67:30

Edin Dzeko goes off and Sergio Aguero comes on.

66:26

The ball is swung over by James Milner.

65:59

Edin Dzeko takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Simon Mignolet parries the ball but the danger is not over.

65:23

Joe Allen on for Daniel Sturridge.

61:53

An unfortunate own goal is conceded by Glen Johnson. Liverpool 2-2 Man City.

61:52

A cross is delivered by James Milner.

61:11

Corner taken by Phillippe Coutinho.

59:52

Pablo Zabaleta produces a cross.

59:25

David Silva crosses the ball.

59:23

David Silva takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Martin Skrtel.

58:36

Clearance made by Mamadou Sakho.

56:45

David Silva scores with a left foot finish. Liverpool 2-1 Man City.Assist on the goal came from James Milner.

55:10

Mamadou Sakho makes a clearance.

54:25

Jordan Henderson takes the free kick.

54:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Pablo Zabaleta on Daniel Sturridge.

53:03

Daniel Sturridge challenges Pablo Zabaleta unfairly and gives away a free kick.

52:50

Clearance by Jon Flanagan.

50:54

Centre by David Silva.

50:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Raheem Sterling on Luis Fernandinho.

49:51

James Milner replaces Gonzalez Jesus Navas.

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

47:13 +2.13

Corner taken by Phillippe Coutinho.

45:38

The ball is delivered by Samir Nasri.

The half-time whistle blows.

45:28 +0.28

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

45:09

Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

45:01 +0.01

Shot by Luis Fernandinho.

43:44

Vincent Kompany heads at goal. Raheem Sterling gets a block in.

43:16

Header by David Silva misses left.

43:04

Jordan Henderson delivers the ball.

41:19

Shot by Phillippe Coutinho went wide left of the goal.

40:57

Francisco Javi Garcia manages to make a clearance.

40:04

Clearance by Gael Clichy.

37:42

David Silva produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. Daniel Sturridge gets a block in.

36:33

Foul by Phillippe Coutinho on Edin Dzeko, free kick awarded.

35:32

Corner taken by Phillippe Coutinho from the right by-line.

35:01

Centre by Phillippe Coutinho.

34:02

Unfair challenge on Raheem Sterling by Samir Nasri results in a free kick.

30:57

Edin Dzeko takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Steven Gerrard gets a block in.

29:22

Header by Luis Suarez misses to the right of the target.

29:20

Corner taken by Phillippe Coutinho.

28:36

Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Martin Skrtel gets a block in.

27:42

Clearance by Martin Skrtel.

25:55

Corner taken by Steven Gerrard. Martin Skrtel scores. Liverpool 2-0 Man City.The assist for the goal came from Steven Gerrard.

25:22

Corner from the right by-line taken by Phillippe Coutinho.

24:34

A cross is delivered by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.

24:10

Mamadou Sakho makes a clearance.

22:26

Steven Gerrard restarts play with the free kick.

22:01

David Silva concedes a free kick for a foul on Luis Suarez.

21:54

Corner from the right by-line taken by Samir Nasri.

21:26

Gonzalez Jesus Navas produces a cross.

20:30

Francisco Javi Garcia is given a yellow card.

20:23

Unfair challenge on Jordan Henderson by Francisco Javi Garcia results in a free kick.

19:38

Free kick taken by Martin Skrtel.

19:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Glen Johnson by Edin Dzeko.

18:40

Yaya Toure goes off and Francisco Javi Garcia comes on.

16:34

The ball is sent over by Jon Flanagan.

14:36

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

14:34

A cross is delivered by Raheem Sterling.

13:35

Shot by Yaya Toure missed to the right of the target.

13:04

Foul by Luis Suarez on Pablo Zabaleta, free kick awarded.

12:43

Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.

12:08

Yaya Toure challenges Glen Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

10:27

A cross is delivered by Daniel Sturridge.

8:46

Clearance by Mamadou Sakho.

7:43

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

5:47

Raheem Sterling scores with their right foot. Liverpool 1-0 Man City.Assist by Luis Suarez.

5:34

Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

5:30

Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.

4:55

Luis Suarez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Demichelis.

3:36

Phillippe Coutinho has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

The game gets underway.

Match Preview

Henderson banking on Reds' energy Midfielder Jordan Henderson believes Liverpool can more than match Manchester City when it comes to quality, but believes the Reds' pressing game and home advantage may give them the edge on Sunday. Brendan Rodgers' side were unlucky to lose 2-1 in their first meeting on Boxing Day, but most City players who left the Etihad Stadium that night were of the opinion the Merseysiders were the best team they had faced on home soil. On their own turf Liverpool are an even more fearsome proposition as they have dropped just five points there all season, a home record bettered only by City themselves. And Henderson believes a fervent Anfield crowd will only spur on the players more to make a significant statement against their title rivals. "They have some very good players. Yaya Toure is one of them, but they have other great players in other areas so everyone needs to make sure they are ready and I am sure we will be and right up for it," said the England international. "We have some good players ourselves and if everyone performs to the best of their ability we will have a good chance. "We have a lot of young lads in the team with a lot of energy and great work-rate, so I think that has really showed, pressing high up the pitch. "Steven Gerrard has been fantastic in the deeper (midfield) role, expressing his passing, and that has been a major point for us. "We are full of confidence at the minute and we are playing some great stuff and working really well for each other. "We have to keep doing what we have done all season. "We have been really high on confidence and flying all season, so hopefully we will keep that going and give everything for the game. "It is a big game, but at the same time we have five big games left. "It is very important game, it is a massive one, but we have to treat it as another game. "The fans have always been brilliant, but I am sure it will be bouncing again on Sunday and they give us a little advantage." Centre-back Daniel Agger returns to Liverpool's squad on Sunday. The defender missed last weekend's win at West Ham with a knee problem but is fit again to challenge Mamadou Sakho for his first-team place. Only long-term injured left-back Jose Enrique remains unavailable for selection. Manchester City top scorer Sergio Aguero could return for Sunday's trip. The Argentina striker has missed the last five games with a hamstring injury but has been back training with the squad for the past week. Defender Matija Nastasic (knee) is the only notable absentee with midfielder Yaya Toure having overcome a knock suffered in last week's win over Southampton. Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini expects to have to fight fire with fire. The eagerly-anticipated meeting of the title rivals at Anfield pits the competition's top two goalscoring teams against each other. Liverpool have struck 90 goals in their 33 games with third-placed City having notched 84 from their 31. Some of City's notable victories have seen them score seven against Norwich, six against Arsenal and 11 across two games against Tottenham. Last month they put five past Fulham and beat neighbours Manchester United 3-0 before they hit another four when Southampton visited the Etihad Stadium. Liverpool have hit form since the turn of the year and their current run of nine successive wins has yielded 32 goals. Asked if he was concerned about the Reds' attacking threat, Pellegrini said: "It's exactly the concern Liverpool will have against our team, if they want to be an attacking team - and they are an attacking team. "But I think we've done very well (defensively), Southampton didn't have many chances to score. "Of course if you defend with 10 players near your box, you are not going to have space for the other team. "But the most important thing about these two teams is they play attractive, offensive football. Both teams are very close for this." Pellegrini feels his side have not received enough credit for their defensive work in recent months. City have had problems at the back this season but they have conceded only twice in their last seven league matches. Pellegrini said: "I never divide the team in the way I think. "There is a team with 11 players and the 11 players must know how to defend and the 11 players must know how to attack. "Both teams have scored a lot of goals during the season but if we are with Liverpool and Chelsea at the top of the table, it is because we also know how to defend."

Formation:433Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool

Formation: 4231Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

Man City

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Glen Johnson
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Mamadou Sakho
  • Jon Flanagan
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Phillippe Coutinho
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Luis Suarez
  • Daniel Sturridge
  • SUBS
  • Brad Jones
  • Kolo Toure
  • Daniel Agger
  • Iago Aspas
  • Victor Moses
  • Leiva Lucas
  • Joe Allen

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WWWWWW
  • Liverpool
  • VS
  • Man City
  • WWWWDW

Last Meetings

  • Man City
  • 2 - 1
  • Liverpool
  • 26/12/2013
  • Man City
  • 2 - 2
  • Liverpool
  • 03/02/2013
  • Liverpool
  • 2 - 2
  • Man City
  • 26/08/2012
  • Man City
  • 3 - 0
  • Liverpool
  • 03/01/2012
  • Liverpool
  • 1 - 1
  • Man City
  • 27/11/2011
  • Liverpool
  • 3 - 0
  • Man City
  • 11/04/2011

Top Scorers

Liverpool

  • L Suarez 29
  • D Sturridge 20
  • M Skrtel 6
  • R Sterling 6
  • J Henderson 4
  • P Coutinho 4
  • S Gerrard 3
  • D Agger 1
  • M Sakho 1
  • V Moses 1
  • J Flanagan 1

Man City

  • SL Aguero 15
  • Y Toure 12
  • E Dzeko 11
  • AS Negredo 9
  • DJ Silva 6
  • S Nasri 5
  • LR Fernandinho 4
  • G Jesus Navas 4
  • V Kompany 3
  • S Jovetic 2
  • MG Demichelis 1
  • J Milner 1
  • A Kolarov 1

Goals

Liverpool

    • Total goals 130
    • Goals per game 90
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 12 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 11 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 14 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 13 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 12 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Man City

    • Total goals 124
    • Goals per game 84
  • 8 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 11 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 14 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 11 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 14 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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