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  • Date:05 Nov 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Anfield
  • Attendance:45,013
Goal!

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93:26 +3.26

A cross is delivered by Daniel Agger, save made by Michel Vorm.

91:50 +1.50

Kemy Agustien comes on in place of Mark Gower.

91:34 +1.34

Shot by Sanchez Jose Enrique from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

89:55

Corner taken by Charlie Adam, save made by Michel Vorm.

89:44

Shot by Glen Johnson. Michel Vorm makes a save.

89:26

The ball is swung over by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

88:45

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm.

87:40

Dirk Kuyt is ruled offside. Michel Vorm takes the free kick.

87:14

Corner taken by Stewart Downing from the left by-line, Ashley Williams manages to make a clearance.

86:22

Unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by Ashley Williams results in a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Luis Suarez.

85:33

The referee penalises Leiva Lucas for handball. Michel Vorm takes the direct free kick.

84:20

A cross is delivered by Nathan Dyer, Daniel Agger gets a block in.

83:50

Leiva Lucas challenges Joe Allen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Taylor takes the free kick.

83:25

Mark Gower produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

81:49

Corner taken by Stewart Downing played to the near post, Mark Gower makes a clearance.

81:17

Unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by Ashley Williams results in a free kick. Charlie Adam fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

79:17

Right-footed shot by Angel Rangel went wide left of the target.

78:50

The referee blows for offside against Scott Sinclair. Martin Skrtel takes the direct free kick.

78:00

Daniel Agger has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

77:39

Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Adam, save made by Michel Vorm.

77:00

Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Adam from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Mark Gower.

75:43

Stewart Downing has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

73:41

(Swansea) makes a substitution, with Scott Sinclair coming on for Wayne Routledge. Craig Bellamy is brought on as a substitute for Andy Carroll.

71:49

Glen Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Allen. Mark Gower takes the direct free kick.

71:29

Centre by Glen Johnson, Garry Monk manages to make a clearance.

70:49

Foul by Andy Carroll on Neil Taylor, free kick awarded. Ashley Williams restarts play with the free kick.

67:18

Unfair challenge on Leon Britton by Daniel Agger results in a free kick. Mark Gower fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

65:50

Daniel Agger challenges Wayne Routledge unfairly and gives away a free kick. Daniel Agger booked. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mark Gower, clearance by Andy Carroll.

65:05

Danny Graham takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save.

64:51

Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.

63:49

Corner taken by Mark Gower, Andy Carroll manages to make a clearance.

63:29

Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Save made by Jose Reina.

62:36

Mark Gower challenges Sanchez Jose Enrique unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dirk Kuyt.

61:07

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Gower, clearance by Dirk Kuyt.

60:24

Corner taken by Mark Gower from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Daniel Agger.

59:33

Joe Allen has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

58:18

Glen Johnson challenges Wayne Routledge unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ashley Williams.

58:05

The ball is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique, save by Michel Vorm.

56:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Angel Rangel by Andy Carroll. Direct free kick taken by Angel Rangel.

54:59

Glen Johnson fouled by Neil Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Taylor is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. The ball is delivered by Charlie Adam, Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save made by Michel Vorm.

53:30

Charlie Adam crosses the ball, save by Michel Vorm.

51:47

Sanchez Jose Enrique sends in a cross, blocked by Leon Britton.

50:45

Foul by Luis Suarez on Garry Monk, free kick awarded. Garry Monk restarts play with the free kick.

47:59

Mark Gower crosses the ball.

47:34

A cross is delivered by Stewart Downing, save by Michel Vorm.

46:52

The ball is delivered by Charlie Adam, save made by Michel Vorm.

46:01 +1.01

Inswinging corner taken by Luis Suarez.

45:41 +0.41

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stewart Downing from the right by-line, Andy Carroll takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm.

45:28 +0.28

Stewart Downing produces a cross, clearance made by Ashley Williams.

45:01

Jordan Henderson goes off and Dirk Kuyt comes on.

43:37

Sanchez Jose Enrique sends in a cross, Stewart Downing takes a shot. Michel Vorm makes a save.

42:30

The offside flag is raised against Jordan Henderson. Michel Vorm takes the free kick.

41:04

The ball is sent over by Jordan Henderson, Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

40:13

Danny Graham is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jose Reina.

39:29

Leon Britton takes a inswinging corner.

38:55

Unfair challenge on Danny Graham by Daniel Agger results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Gower.

37:52

The official flags Danny Graham offside. Direct free kick taken by Jose Reina.

36:39

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

35:08

A cross is delivered by Joe Allen, Daniel Agger makes a clearance.

33:26

Joe Allen fouled by Charlie Adam, the ref awards a free kick. Ashley Williams takes the direct free kick.

33:21

Charlie Adam sends in a cross, Ashley Williams manages to make a clearance.

32:18

Daniel Agger takes a shot. Ashley Williams gets a block in.

30:05

A cross is delivered by Luis Suarez.

29:24

Shot from just outside the area by Stewart Downing goes over the bar.

28:59

Corner taken by Charlie Adam from the left by-line.

28:47

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save made by Michel Vorm.

28:03

The ball is sent over by Stewart Downing.

27:52

The ball is sent over by Wayne Routledge, save by Jose Reina.

27:19

The ball is crossed by Joe Allen, Glen Johnson manages to make a clearance.

26:59

Charlie Adam is penalised for a handball. Mark Gower takes the free kick.

25:43

Garry Monk concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Carroll. The ball is delivered by Charlie Adam, Header by Luis Suarez from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

24:59

Outswinging corner taken by Stewart Downing, Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

24:05

Centre by Stewart Downing, Garry Monk makes a clearance.

23:10

Centre by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Header from close in by Leiva Lucas misses to the left of the target.

20:43

The ball is crossed by Luis Suarez, Garry Monk makes a clearance.

19:12

Outswinging corner taken by Charlie Adam.

18:54

Stewart Downing takes a shot. Blocked by Angel Rangel.

18:43

Centre by Stewart Downing, clearance made by Neil Taylor.

18:03

Luis Suarez takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand post.

15:48

Shot from just outside the box by Angel Rangel goes over the bar.

15:44

The ball is delivered by Wayne Routledge, Martin Skrtel makes a clearance.

15:32

Wayne Routledge crosses the ball, Andy Carroll makes a clearance.

14:40

Unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Sanchez Jose Enrique results in a free kick. Mark Gower crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Leiva Lucas.

12:48

Charlie Adam concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Allen. Charlie Adam receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Michel Vorm takes the free kick.

12:38

The ball is swung over by Sanchez Jose Enrique, clearance made by Garry Monk.

9:31

Leiva Lucas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer. Direct free kick taken by Leon Britton.

7:48

Andy Carroll delivers the ball, Michel Vorm makes a save.

6:41

The ball is delivered by Stewart Downing, Andy Carroll takes a shot.

5:01

Neil Taylor crosses the ball, clearance by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

Match Preview

Reina entertains title thoughts Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina believes the club have made such huge strides in the last 12 months that players can now afford themselves the luxury of having ambitions to win the championship again. A year ago that would have been an unthinkable prospect at Anfield as, at this stage of the season, there was more concern over keeping themselves out of the relegation zone. The takeover by Fenway Sports Group in October 2010 had rescued the club from the difficult reign of Tom Hicks and George Gillett but the new American owners had not had any time to make an impact off the field. On it the Reds were struggling under Roy Hodgson as, having already dropped into the bottom three once, they had just 12 points from 10 matches and were 16th in the table. That form ultimately cost Hodgson his job in January but the return for a second spell as boss of Kenny Dalglish, coupled with considerable transfer funds from FSG, has revitalised the club. They are eight points and 10 places better off and with the whole atmosphere transformed, Reina believes the squad can start to work to fulfil their personal - and the club's - aspirations of bringing the title back to Anfield for the first time since 1990, coincidentally under Dalglish's leadership first time around. "We are a much better team than last season," said the Spain international. "We have strength in the team and the squad and it has become competitive right now. "It is just the first step we have to take in a long-term project. "Things are improving but we want to be even better and at some point be champions of the Premier League again." First, however, they have to regain their Champions League status and if they are to do that they have to win matches like Saturday's visit of Swansea. In their last home game against another newly-promoted club, Norwich, the Reds had only Craig Bellamy's first-half added-time goal to show for their efforts and, with the crowd growing restless, the visitors equalised after the break. The expectation may be for Liverpool to roll over such teams at Anfield, where they have lost just once since last December, but Dalglish knows things are never that simple. "Everyone needs a certain amount of patience - the players and the supporters - because they (Swansea) are going to have possession of the ball at some stage of the game," added the Scot, who sent a letter of congratulations to the Welsh club when they were promoted last season. "It is up to us to do more with it when we have it then they do when they have it. "Sometimes there is a bit of disrespect for teams who have been promoted. We've rued the games against some promoted teams over the last few years. "We have to be patient in a lot of aspects of the game." Swansea defender Angel Rangel hopes he can live up to the praise bestowed on him by Craig Bellamy should the pair come face-to-face at Anfield. The full-back played against Bellamy in last season's south Wales derby at the Liberty Stadium, with the Liverpool forward then on loan at Cardiff. Bellamy struck a stunning winner in that game, which remains the last time Swansea lost on home turf, but was full of praise for Rangel after that match, saying he felt his opponent was a Premier League player in waiting. The duo could again line up against each other tomorrow as Swansea go in search of a first away win of the season, and Rangel is keen to show that Bellamy was correct in his assessment of the Spaniard's abilities. He told the Swansea website, www.swanseacity.net: "Fair play to him, he mentioned me to the press after the game which is always a big compliment coming from a big player like him. "He also said to me after his goal that I was a Premier League player, although it was easier for him to say it after scoring a cracking goal like that in a derby. But I am very thankful for that. "His goal here proved his quality, and those sort of goals - something out of nothing from 30 yards - is a reminder of how good players in the Premier League are." Swansea's trip to Anfield is their first since an 8-0 humbling in the FA Cup 21 years ago and, while they will be underdogs against Kenny Dalglish's side, the south Wales club believe they can get a positive result. The Reds are unbeaten at home this season but have drawn three of their five games, including sharing the spoils with Sunderland and Norwich. end

Formation:442Manager: Kenny Dalglish

Liverpool

Formation: 433Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Swansea

  • Jose Reina
  • Glen Johnson
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Daniel Agger
  • Sanchez Jose Enrique
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Leiva Lucas
  • Charlie Adam
  • Stewart Downing
  • Andy Carroll
  • Luis Suarez
  • SUBS
  • Alexander Doni
  • Rodriguez Maxi
  • Sebastian Coates
  • Dirk Kuyt
  • Jay Spearing
  • Martin Kelly
  • Craig Bellamy

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Match Report

Carroll woe as Reds draw blank Striker Andy Carroll was the fall-guy for Liverpool after missing a first-half sitter in the goalless draw at home to Swansea. For the second successive home match against a newly-promoted team Kenny Dalglish's side failed to convert their chances. Carroll's was the miss everyone will remember, although there were enough opportunities created afterwards to have prevented a third home draw in a row. The #35million club-record signing side-footed against the crossbar from just six yards with the goal at his mercy. In the end they were fortunate to escape with a draw as Swansea improved as the game progressed and could have snatched victory in the closing stages. It was only the second point away from home this season for Brendan Rodgers' side but, on the strength of their performance alone, they were well worth it. Liverpool have hit the frame of the goal more than any other team this season and they made that unwanted tally 10 in only the seventh minute with a chance which Carroll should have buried. Charlie Adam's through-ball down the inside-left channel was picked up by Stewart Downing whose low, teasing cross into the six-yard box required only the simplest of touches to convert but the big striker leant back and somehow crashed his shot against the crossbar. Swansea were confident enough in possession without really opening up the home defence but it was a different story at the other end with Luis Suarez flashing a long-range shot just wide, Downing having an effort deflected behind and Lucas Leiva's header dropping the wrong side of the post. Only a brilliant one-handed reaction save from Jose Reina, on his 163rd consecutive league appearance, kept out Wayne Routledge's inswinging cross intended for Danny Graham. But Swansea counterpart Michel Vorm, who kept a clean sheet for Utrecht at Anfield in the Europa League last season, showed he was equally adept as he got down superbly to tip wide Suarez's shot wide after the Uruguay international had reacted first to Adam's blocked shot on the edge of the penalty area. Joe Allen was next to try his luck for the visitors with a low, right-footed shot but there was just not enough curl on the ball to get it inside the far post while just before the interval Downing's weak far-post header from Jose Enrique's deep cross was easily picked up by Vorm. It was no surprise to see Dirk Kuyt replace the ineffective Jordan Henderson for the start of the second half as the Reds resumed their pressure on the visitors' goal with Suarez heading Adam's free-kick into the arms of Vorm. While Liverpool have been their own worst enemies up front they nearly compounded that problem at the other end when Graham almost robbed Reina just a couple of yards off his goalline as the goalkeeper tried to clear a Daniel Agger backpass. Swansea were starting to ask more questions of the Liverpool defence and in the 64th minute Dyer's diagonal right-to-left run allowed him to collect a through-ball but Reina deflected his shot behind off his body. Suddenly the Spaniard was the busier of the two goalkeepers and when he only half-saved Dyer's shot he had to react swiftly to blocked what looked like being a certain goal from Graham on the follow-up. Carroll's hopes of redeeming himself for that first-half miss were ended in the 74th minute when he was replaced by former Cardiff striker Craig Bellamy. Carroll did not hang around to see how the Wales international would do as he headed straight down the tunnel. Liverpool cranked up the pressure with Neil Taylor's last-gasp clearance denying Kuyt, Agger heading over and Adam having a free-kick deflected wide. With six minutes remaining Mark Gower should have snatched victory for the Swans but he could not keep his shot down from Graham's knockdown. Kuyt thought he had scored the winner in the 88th minute but he was correctly flagged offside from Agger's header by assistant referee Sian Massey. There was still time for Vorm, emulating Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy a fortnight ago, to pull off a brilliant save to deny Suarez and an even better one to tip over Johnson's volley. Liverpool felt they should have had a penalty in added time when Suarez went down in the area but referee Phil Dowd waved away appeals. It may have been an eighth successive match unbeaten for Dalgish's side but four dropped points at home to two of the promoted teams does not make good reading for Liverpool's top-four prospects.

Form Guide

    LWWDDW
  • Liverpool
  • VS
  • Swansea
  • WLWLDW

Last Meetings

  • Liverpool
  • 3 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 09/04/1983
  • Swansea
  • 0 - 3
  • Liverpool
  • 18/09/1982
  • Swansea
  • 2 - 0
  • Liverpool
  • 16/02/1982
  • Liverpool
  • 2 - 2
  • Swansea
  • 03/10/1981

Top Scorers

Liverpool

  • L Suarez 4
  • A Carroll 2
  • C Bellamy 1
  • S Gerrard 1
  • M Skrtel 1
  • C Adam 1
  • J Henderson 1

Swansea

  • D Graham 4
  • J Allen 2
  • A Williams 1
  • L Lita 1
  • N Dyer 1

Goals

Liverpool

    • Total goals 24
    • Goals per game 14
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Swansea

    • Total goals 22
    • Goals per game 12
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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