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  • Date:06 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Anfield
  • Attendance:44,461

Live Commentary

94:26 +4.26

Andy Carroll is penalised for a handball. Brad Friedel takes the free kick.

94:13 +4.13

Centre by Steven Gerrard.

94:03 +4.03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Louis Saha on Martin Skrtel. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Agger.

93:02 +3.02

Glen Johnson produces a cross.

92:23 +2.23

Steven Gerrard takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Jake Livermore makes a clearance.

92:18 +2.18

Daniel Agger produces a cross, clearance made by Scott Parker.

92:02 +2.02

Centre by Charlie Adam, Scott Parker manages to make a clearance.

91:51 +1.51

Glen Johnson sends in a cross, clearance by Scott Parker.

91:12 +1.12

Louis Saha fouled by Martin Skrtel, the ref awards a free kick. Luka Modric restarts play with the free kick.

90:55 +0.55

Shot by Steven Gerrard. Scott Parker gets a block in.


Handball by Luis Suarez. Direct free kick taken by Brad Friedel.


Shot by Luis Suarez. Blocked by Michael Dawson.


Danny Rose comes on in place of Niko Kranjcar.


Shot by Stewart Downing from outside the box goes high over the target.


Unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by Louis Saha results in a free kick. The ball is swung over by Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez takes a shot. Brad Friedel makes a save.


The ball is swung over by Glen Johnson, clearance made by Michael Dawson.


Gareth Bale takes a shot. Save made by Jose Reina.


The ball is crossed by Glen Johnson, Michael Dawson manages to make a clearance.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Niko Kranjcar on Daniel Agger. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Steven Gerrard, Foul by Martin Skrtel on Brad Friedel, free kick awarded. Brad Friedel takes the direct free kick.


Centre by Glen Johnson, Andy Carroll has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.


Benoit Assou-Ekotto challenges Luis Suarez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.


Stewart Downing sends in a cross.


Corner taken by Charlie Adam from the right by-line, Brad Friedel makes a save.


The ball is sent over by Andy Carroll, blocked by Scott Parker.


Martin Skrtel concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Bale. Martin Skrtel receives a caution. Free kick crossed left-footed by Benoit Assou-Ekotto from left wing, clearance by Martin Skrtel.


Martin Kelly produces a cross, Shot from deep inside the area by Andy Carroll clears the crossbar.


Corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the right by-line, clearance by Louis Saha.


Stewart Downing is brought on as a substitute for Craig Bellamy.


Gareth Bale produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.


Scott Parker fouled by Luis Suarez, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Luis Suarez for unsporting behaviour. Louis Saha joins the action as a substitute, replacing Emmanuel Adebayor. Brad Friedel restarts play with the free kick.


Craig Bellamy produces a cross, Ledley King makes a clearance.


The ball is sent over by Craig Bellamy, Michael Dawson manages to make a clearance.


Martin Kelly delivers the ball.


Inswinging corner taken by Charlie Adam, Andy Carroll takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.


Foul by Glen Johnson on Gareth Bale, free kick awarded. Luis Suarez on for Dirk Kuyt. Michael Dawson restarts play with the free kick.


Shot by Charlie Adam. Michael Dawson gets a block in.


The ball is crossed by Jake Livermore, comfortable save by Jose Reina.


Inswinging corner taken by Charlie Adam from the right by-line, Daniel Agger produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.


Corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard, clearance by Jake Livermore.


Shot by Martin Kelly. Brad Friedel makes a save.


Unfair challenge on Dirk Kuyt by Benoit Assou-Ekotto results in a free kick. Charlie Adam crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance by Ledley King.


Gareth Bale produces a mishit right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.


Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Luka Modric from the right by-line, clearance made by Dirk Kuyt.


A cross is delivered by Luka Modric.


Gareth Bale is shown a yellow card.


Gareth Bale takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.


Steven Gerrard takes a shot from 35 yards. Blocked by Ledley King.

46:10 +1.10

Glen Johnson takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.


A cross is delivered by Dirk Kuyt, clearance by Kyle Walker.

45:02 +0.02

Steven Gerrard sends in a cross, save by Brad Friedel.


Charlie Adam delivers the ball, clearance by Michael Dawson.


Gareth Bale produces a cross, save made by Jose Reina.


Corner taken right-footed by Luka Modric from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Martin Kelly.


Kyle Walker takes a shot. Blocked by Daniel Agger.


The ball is delivered by Dirk Kuyt.


Glen Johnson crosses the ball, save by Brad Friedel. Dirk Kuyt produces a cross, clearance made by Ledley King.


Unfair challenge on Steven Gerrard by Scott Parker results in a free kick. Scott Parker is shown a yellow card. Craig Bellamy produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Scott Parker manages to make a clearance.


Charlie Adam takes the inswinging corner, Brad Friedel makes a save.


Centre by Martin Kelly, clearance by Ledley King.


Scott Parker is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Martin Skrtel takes the free kick.


Effort from outside the penalty box by Jay Spearing goes wide right of the goal.


Unfair challenge on Dirk Kuyt by Scott Parker results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Steven Gerrard, clearance made by Emmanuel Adebayor.


Niko Kranjcar takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Carroll by Michael Dawson. Charlie Adam crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing. The assistant referee flags for offside against Dirk Kuyt. Brad Friedel takes the free kick.


Unfair challenge on Craig Bellamy by Emmanuel Adebayor results in a free kick. Jose Reina takes the direct free kick.


Gareth Bale takes a shot. Martin Skrtel gets a block in.


Charlie Adam sends in a cross.


The ball is sent over by Martin Kelly, Scott Parker makes a clearance.


Craig Bellamy crosses the ball, Michael Dawson manages to make a clearance.


Martin Kelly delivers the ball, clearance made by Niko Kranjcar.


Foul by Benoit Assou-Ekotto on Dirk Kuyt, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Martin Skrtel.


Glen Johnson sends in a cross.


Inswinging corner taken by Luka Modric, clearance by Martin Skrtel.


The ball is swung over by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Daniel Agger gets a block in.


Centre by Kyle Walker, blocked by Glen Johnson.


Craig Bellamy crosses the ball, clearance by Scott Parker.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Glen Johnson by Scott Parker. Direct free kick taken by Craig Bellamy. Steven Gerrard takes a shot.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Walker by Charlie Adam. Michael Dawson restarts play with the free kick.


Luka Modric takes a shot. Blocked by Dirk Kuyt.


Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Luka Modric played to the near post, Steven Gerrard makes a clearance.


The referee gives a free kick against Emmanuel Adebayor for handball. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Dalglish keeps faith home form will improve Liverpool's patchy home form will come under the microscope again on Monday night when high-flying Tottenham visit but manager Kenny Dalglish does not believe there is much wrong with their methods, only results. Spurs are the only side to have beaten the Reds at Anfield since the Scot took over for a second spell in charge last January, winning 2-0 in the penultimate fixture of last season. However, this campaign a number of clubs have left Merseyside more than happy with a point as the likes of newcomers Norwich and Swansea, as well as relegation candidates Blackburn, have contributed to seven draws in 11 games. "We could have - and I think we deserve - a lot more points than what we have got," Dalglish said. "I think the performances have deserved it but we haven't got them. "We'll just keep plugging away. We believe in what we're doing and the way we're going about our work has, in the main, been in the right way, so we'll just continue to do that. "Whether you're at home or whether you're away, when you're playing for Liverpool Football Club you're expected to do the best you can and you're expected to get as much as you can from every game. "There are a lot of games we've drawn at Anfield that maybe we could have won, and even if we'd taken four more wins from the seven draws we'd have eight more points. "We're not too far away. We'll keep going and see what happens at the end of the season." Dalglish is keen, however, not to allow his side to get carried away after following up cup success against both Manchester clubs with a comfortable 3-0 win at Wolves in midweek as the woeful 3-1 defeat at Bolton still loiters at the back of his mind. "We're not getting carried away. We were good enough, strong enough and realistic enough after the Bolton game to pick ourselves up, regroup and get the last three results," he added. "Because of the positive results, it doesn't mean to say they (the players) are going to get carried away - and that's good for us. "We said last week we had 16 league games left, we've got a Carling Cup final and a fifth-round FA Cup tie to play, and we'll do as best we can to get as much as we can from those games. "We knocked one of them off with the victory at Wolves and as well as a victory it was a really good performance." Striker Luis Suarez is set to return to the squad having served his eight-match man after being found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra. Captain Steven Gerrard is also back having been rested for the midweek win at Wolves. New Spurs signing Louis Saha could make his debut at Anfield. Jermain Defoe (hamstring) is unlikely to play, Rafael van der Vaart is struggling with a calf problem and Emmanuel Adebayor hobbled off during Tuesday's win over Wigan with a hamstring complaint. Aaron Lennon (hamstring) is extremely doubtful, William Gallas (calf) and Tom Huddlestone (ankle) are unavailable, but Kyle Walker (groin) and Ledley King (knee) should be fit. One man certain to pose Liverpool a genuine threat on Monday is Gareth Bale. The Welsh winger may have been in devastating form this season but he is yet to hit the peak of his powers, according to Tottenham assistant manager Kevin Bond. Bale set the Champions League alight by helping Tottenham destroy Inter Milan last season and has kicked on this term, scoring 11 goals and providing countless assists to help turn Spurs in to real title contenders. Bond has kept a close eye on Bale's progress since he first saw the winger come through Southampton's youth ranks and has been impressed with his performances over the last 18 months. "He's on top of his form, you can see he is full of confidence at the moment," Bond said. "He is improving, he has done terrific and I think there is still more to come from him and he wants to improve as well. "We were with him when he was at Southampton and we always thought he was a fantastic prospect. "Then he had a difficult period when he first came here. He found it difficult to get in the side. He tried to get in at left-back but couldn't get a game there and now he seems to have evolved. "Now he has a little bit more freedom. "He has added to his game. He has a bit of variation, he comes inside a bit. It helps him and makes it difficult for opponents to pin him down."

Formation:4231Manager: Kenny Dalglish


Formation: 4231Manager: Harry Redknapp


  • Jose Reina
  • Martin Kelly
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Daniel Agger
  • Glen Johnson
  • Charlie Adam
  • Jay Spearing
  • Dirk Kuyt
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Craig Bellamy
  • Andy Carroll
  • SUBS
  • Alexander Doni
  • Fabio Aurelio
  • Luis Suarez
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Sebastian Coates
  • Stewart Downing
  • Jamie Carragher



Match Report

Suarez return can't inspire Reds Luis Suarez's long-awaited return from suspension could not inspire Liverpool to victory as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Tottenham at Anfield. The Uruguay international, having served an eight-match suspension for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra, had not played since Boxing Day. And although he gave his side another dimension when he appeared as a second-half substitute, he could not end six weeks' of frustration with a decisive intervention, missing a golden chance from close range late in the game. As can be expected with Suarez, his 24-minute cameo was not without incident. He was booked for kicking Scott Parker in the stomach when attempting a close-range volley and also felt he should have had a penalty for handball when he had in fact used his own arm to control. However, Tottenham left Anfield seemingly satisfied with a point, as while the home team were enjoying having Suarez available again the visitors were missing their absent manager. Harry Redknapp had been due to fly to Merseyside after another day in Southwark Crown Court at his trial into charges of cheating the public revenue, which he denies, but technical problems with his aircraft meant he was left stranded in the south of England. Redknapp's absence was not an alien situation for Spurs as the 64-year-old missed three weeks in November after undergoing a heart procedure. Whether the late change of plans affected his team would only be known inside their dressing room but Liverpool threatened as early as the fifth minute, only for Michael Dawson's perfectly-judged challenge to nick the ball away from Andy Carroll inside the penalty area. Steven Gerrard drilled a free-kick into the wall and, after play was interrupted briefly when a cat ran on to the pitch, Dirk Kuyt planted a header wide from Charlie Adam's free-kick only for the offside flag to go up. Niko Kranjcar's long-range effort was the only save Jose Reina had to make in the first half as Spurs' attacking was curtailed. The same was not true at the other end as Jay Spearing struck the stanchion behind the goal with a strike from long distance, Craig Bellamy's free-kick failed to beat the massed defensive ranks and Glen Johnson's cross-turned-shot had Friedel throwing himself to his left to parry the ball. Johnson, switched to left-back because of Jose Enrique's hamstring injury, was involved at both ends. After deflecting Kyle Walker's shot wide, his own swerving effort was batted away by Friedel in the last action of the opening half. Tottenham's flying winger Gareth Bale had been kept quiet by a combination of Kelly and Kuyt and he switched to the right flank early in the second half. That at least allowed the Wales international to cut in on to his favoured left foot and drill a shot narrowly wide. Bale then prompted an angry reaction from Daniel Agger with an obvious dive, having kicked the ball too far ahead of him, but the Welshman's decision to shove the centre-back in the chest earned him a booking. His screwed shot from inside the penalty area at a Tottenham corner then brought jeers of derision but Kelly's effort at the other end impressed the Kop as Friedel tipped behind. But that cheer was not as big as the one which rang out in the 66th minute when Suarez got the call to replace Kuyt. The Uruguayan's first touch was to rob Benoit Assou-Ekotto on the touchline which helped win a corner that Carroll headed straight at Friedel. Suarez was then booked for booting Parker square in the midriff as he tried to volley a ball dropping in the area. Carroll should have put his side in front with 16 minutes remaining when Kelly's cross dropped to him but he blasted his half-volley into the Kop. Skrtel was booked for a studs-up challenge on Bale despite connecting with the ball and not the player, who had Spurs' best chance of the game five minutes from time when he was put clean through. Reina did enough to block his initial shot and the danger was cleared. Suarez had a chance to win it after that but headed straight at Friedel from Gerrard's free-kick, while fellow substitute Stewart Downing fired over from range. The draw did little to help Liverpool's bid for a finish in the top four, or Tottenham's title chase, but having failed to produce their familiar brand of attacking football the visitors would maybe consider that a point gained.

Form Guide

  • Liverpool
  • VS
  • Tottenham

Last Meetings

  • Tottenham
  • 4 - 0
  • Liverpool
  • 18/09/2011
  • Liverpool
  • 0 - 2
  • Tottenham
  • 15/05/2011
  • Tottenham
  • 2 - 1
  • Liverpool
  • 28/11/2010
  • Liverpool
  • 2 - 0
  • Tottenham
  • 20/01/2010
  • Tottenham
  • 2 - 1
  • Liverpool
  • 16/08/2009
  • Liverpool
  • 3 - 1
  • Tottenham
  • 24/05/2009

Top Scorers


  • C Bellamy 6
  • L Suarez 5
  • A Carroll 3
  • S Gerrard 2
  • RR Maxi 2
  • M Skrtel 2
  • D Kuyt 1
  • G Johnson 1
  • C Adam 1
  • J Henderson 1


  • G Bale 9
  • J Defoe 8
  • E Adebayor 8
  • R Van der Vaart 6
  • A Lennon 3
  • L Modric 3
  • B Assou-Ekotto 1
  • Y Kaboul 1
  • K Walker 1



    • Total goals 49
    • Goals per game 28
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 65
    • Goals per game 44
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 12 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins