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  • Date:23 Sep 2012
  • Kick-off:13:30
  • Venue:Anfield
  • Attendance:44,263
  • Gerrard (45)
  • Da Silva (50)
    van Persie - pen (80)
Goal!

Live Commentary

96:57 +6.57

Steven Gerrard crosses the ball, Anders Lindegaard makes a save.

95:24 +5.24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jesus Fernandez Saez on Danny Welbeck. Paul Scholes takes the free kick.

94:44 +4.44

Javier Hernandez takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.

92:43 +2.43

Foul by Ryan Giggs on Martin Kelly, free kick awarded. Jose Reina takes the direct free kick.

91:48 +1.48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Henderson on Jonathan Evans. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Evans.

91:23 +1.23

Foul by Jesus Fernandez Saez on Michael Carrick, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Antonio Valencia.

89:30

Ryan Giggs takes a short corner.

89:20

Patrice Evra sends in a cross.

88:16

Martin Kelly concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Evans. Rafael Da Silva leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Welbeck. Patrice Evra restarts play with the free kick.

85:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rio Ferdinand by Luis Suarez. Free kick taken by Anders Lindegaard.

83:24

The ball is crossed by Glen Johnson, Rio Ferdinand makes a clearance. Robin van Persie booked for unsporting behaviour. Jesus Fernandez Saez takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Robin van Persie.

82:33

The ball is swung over by Glen Johnson, Header from close range by Martin Kelly misses to the right of the goal.

81:19

The ball is delivered by Antonio Valencia, clearance by Steven Gerrard.

75:43

Glen Johnson challenges Antonio Valencia unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Jose Reina is shown a yellow card for dissent. (Liverpool) makes a substitution, with Jamie Carragher coming on for Daniel Agger. Power penalty scored by Robin van Persie. Liverpool 1-2 Man Utd.Assist by Antonio Valencia. Shinji Kagawa leaves the field to be replaced by Javier Hernandez.

75:09

The ball is crossed by Martin Kelly, clearance by Rio Ferdinand.

73:02

Joe Allen fouled by Michael Carrick, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Gerrard from left wing, save by Anders Lindegaard.

68:58

Luis Suarez sends in a cross.

64:49

Jesus Fernandez Saez takes a shot. Save by Anders Lindegaard. Steven Gerrard takes a corner. Jordan Henderson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Raheem Sterling.

64:17

The offside flag is raised against Ryan Giggs. Daniel Agger takes the free kick.

63:02

The ball is swung over by Michael Carrick, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Robin van Persie goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

62:04

The ball is swung over by Michael Carrick, Martin Kelly manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs, Glen Johnson manages to make a clearance. A cross is delivered by Rio Ferdinand, Raheem Sterling manages to make a clearance.

60:56

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save by Anders Lindegaard.

58:46

The ball is sent over by Patrice Evra, Glen Johnson makes a clearance.

57:35

Paul Scholes concedes a free kick for a foul on Raheem Sterling. Paul Scholes goes into the referee's book. Martin Skrtel restarts play with the free kick.

56:09

Glen Johnson produces a cross, clearance made by Patrice Evra.

54:56

Daniel Agger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robin van Persie. Direct free kick taken by Paul Scholes.

53:53

Steven Gerrard takes a shot. Save by Anders Lindegaard.

53:40

The ball is crossed by Raheem Sterling, Rio Ferdinand makes a clearance.

52:21

Robin van Persie takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Header on goal by Antonio Valencia from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

50:28

Centre by Antonio Valencia. Rafael Da Silva gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Liverpool 1-1 Man Utd.Shinji Kagawa provided the assist for the goal.

49:47

The ball is crossed by Robin van Persie, clearance made by Glen Johnson.

49:10

Shinji Kagawa takes a shot. Martin Skrtel gets a block in.

48:52

Patrice Evra sends in a cross, Glen Johnson makes a clearance.

47:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Antonio Valencia on Steven Gerrard. Joe Allen takes the direct free kick.

46:56 +1.56

The ball is sent over by Martin Kelly, clearance made by Jonathan Evans.

45:43

The ball is sent over by Jesus Fernandez Saez, Rio Ferdinand manages to make a clearance. Steven Gerrard grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Liverpool 1-0 Man Utd.Glen Johnson provided the assist for the goal.

45:01

Luis Nani goes off and Paul Scholes comes on. (Liverpool) makes a substitution, with Jesus Fernandez Saez coming on for Fabio Borini.

44:58

Fabio Borini sends in a cross, clearance by Patrice Evra. Corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard, Headed effort from inside the area by Daniel Agger misses to the left of the goal.

44:01

The ball is crossed by Rafael Da Silva.

43:02

Michael Carrick takes a shot. Martin Skrtel gets a block in.

42:48

Luis Nani crosses the ball, clearance made by Daniel Agger.

40:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by Rio Ferdinand. Luis Suarez produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Anders Lindegaard.

38:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Evans by Jonjo Shelvey. Red card for Jonjo Shelvey. Direct free kick taken by Michael Carrick.

37:27

Unfair challenge on Daniel Agger by Antonio Valencia results in a free kick. Jonjo Shelvey restarts play with the free kick.

36:44

The ball is sent over by Martin Kelly, Jonathan Evans manages to make a clearance. Raheem Sterling takes a shot. Jonathan Evans gets a block in.

35:45

Foul by Steven Gerrard on Shinji Kagawa, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Rafael Da Silva.

35:22

A cross is delivered by Martin Kelly, clearance by Rio Ferdinand.

33:27

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Blocked by Rio Ferdinand. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard.

31:38

Patrice Evra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Raheem Sterling. The ball is crossed by Steven Gerrard, Header by Luis Suarez from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

29:53

The ball is sent over by Patrice Evra, clearance made by Martin Skrtel.

28:08

Foul by Joe Allen on Shinji Kagawa, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Rio Ferdinand.

26:39

Luis Suarez has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

24:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Kelly on Shinji Kagawa. Luis Nani has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

20:11

Centre by Steven Gerrard, Anders Lindegaard makes a save.

19:26

Martin Kelly sends in a cross, Rafael Da Silva manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Robin van Persie.

18:59

The ball is sent over by Martin Kelly, clearance by Jonathan Evans.

14:23

Unfair challenge on Rafael Da Silva by Jonjo Shelvey results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Rio Ferdinand.

13:11

The ball is delivered by Fabio Borini, clearance made by Rio Ferdinand.

10:52

Fabio Borini challenges Shinji Kagawa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rio Ferdinand takes the direct free kick.

7:57

Raheem Sterling delivers the ball, clearance made by Rafael Da Silva. Corner taken short by Jonjo Shelvey, Effort from inside the area by Steven Gerrard misses to the right of the target.

6:56

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Clearance by Jonathan Evans.

6:18

Ryan Giggs produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

4:49

Pass corner from left by-line taken by Steven Gerrard to short, Rafael Da Silva makes a clearance.

2:02

The ball is delivered by Patrice Evra, Daniel Agger makes a clearance.

0:40

Robin van Persie fouled by Daniel Agger, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Giggs takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Rodgers looking for luck to change Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes luck is due to turn as he prepares for his first taste of the club's most intense rivalry. Rodgers is still waiting for his first Barclays Premier League win as Reds boss having collected just two points from the opening four games. For the club and fans there could be no better time to put that right than when Manchester United visit Anfield on Sunday and Rodgers is convinced his team will soon come good. Rodgers is relishing the occasion and said: "This is a game I have grown up with as the biggest game in British football - Liverpool v Manchester United. "From my time growing up as a child, through my teenage years and right the way through - two massive clubs, iconic clubs worldwide. "To be involved right in the middle of it is wonderful, and it should be a wonderful game. "Our players have been outstanding since I came in here, absolutely first class. "We haven't had the rub of the green in some of the games but every day our spirit is getting better and stronger, the more we get to work with each other. You could see that in the last two games." Liverpool came from behind to claim a draw at Sunderland last weekend before a much-changed side overturned a 3-2 deficit in Switzerland on Thursday to beat Young Boys 5-3 in the Europa League. Rodgers said: "The confidence is fine and I see the players every day, I'm on the field working with them as individuals and as a group and their quality is undoubted." Rodgers made 11 changes in Bern as he rested the likes of Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez, Glen Johnson, Martin Skrtel, Daniel Agger, Joe Allen, Martin Kelly and Jose Reina. Those big names are all likely to come back in to face United but Rodgers felt he learned much from the performance of a largely youthful side against the Swiss. He said: "It was great, a really exciting performance. "The goals we conceded weren't the best and I was disappointed with that but we scored five goals away from home and we introduced some new players to the group. That filled me with great pride." This weekend's game will be highly emotional as the first to be played at Anfield since the publication of an independent panel's findings into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 Liverpool fans were killed. A number of tributes of tributes are planned prior to kick-off including the releasing of 96 balloons and the displaying of a mosaic on three sides of the ground. Rodgers said: "It is a great opportunity globally for us to commemorate what has happened. "If we can come out on top across the board, not only Liverpool but football will be the winner, and that is what we are all looking for." Jonny Evans has no doubts the fixture remains one of the highlights of England's football calendar. As a lifelong United fan, growing up in Northern Ireland, Evans never had any doubts who the enemy were. Manchester City's recent rise, coupled with Liverpool's fall from grace, which has accelerated over the past couple of years, has challenged that notion. But, in terms of historical significance, both geographical and success, Liverpool remain the team to beat. "The history of the two clubs makes it one of the biggest games in English football," said Evans. "The distance thing, the Merseyside-Manchester rivalry and all the history that goes with it means it will be no different on Sunday. "You can go through tactics and talk about how many points the teams have this season but it all goes out of the window when it comes to a Manchester United-Liverpool game. There is goodness knows how many years of rivalry to take into account as well." This game is different though. Unwanted chants from United supporters at Old Trafford last weekend have sparked fears of trouble at Anfield. Influential fans groups have already attempted to calm the situation, while United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has also penned a letter that will be distributed to United fans at Anfield before they enter the stadium. The obvious concern is that with sensitivities so high, visiting fans may offend by singing any number of anti-Liverpool chants that have nothing to do with Hillsborough at all. All this and a football match to win as well, with Liverpool desperate to record their first Premier League victory under Brendan Rodgers and United just as keen to end a five-match winless sequence at Anfield. It is expected Patrice Evra and Luis Suarez, whose relationship has a troubled past, will do their part for the occasion by shaking hands in the normal pre-match ritual.

Formation:433Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool

Formation: 4231Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson

Man Utd

  • Jose Reina
  • Martin Kelly
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Daniel Agger
  • Glen Johnson
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Joe Allen
  • Jonjo Shelvey
  • Fabio Borini
  • Luis Suarez
  • Raheem Sterling
  • SUBS
  • Brad Jones
  • Sanchez Jose Enrique
  • Nuri Sahin
  • Oussama Assaidi
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Jamie Carragher
  • Jesus Fernandez Saez

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LDLD
  • Liverpool
  • VS
  • Man Utd
  • LWWW

Last Meetings

  • Man Utd
  • 2 - 1
  • Liverpool
  • 11/02/2012
  • Liverpool
  • 1 - 1
  • Man Utd
  • 15/10/2011
  • Liverpool
  • 3 - 1
  • Man Utd
  • 06/03/2011
  • Man Utd
  • 3 - 2
  • Liverpool
  • 19/09/2010
  • Man Utd
  • 2 - 1
  • Liverpool
  • 21/03/2010
  • Liverpool
  • 2 - 0
  • Man Utd
  • 25/10/2009

Top Scorers

Liverpool

  • L Suarez 2
  • M Skrtel 1

Man Utd

  • R van Persie 4
  • P Scholes 1
  • R Da Silva 1
  • JB Hernandez 1
  • S Kagawa 1
  • A Buttner 1
  • N Powell 1

Goals

Liverpool

    • Total goals 11
    • Goals per game 3
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins

Man Utd

    • Total goals 18
    • Goals per game 10
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 81-90 mins

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