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Foul by Gary O'Neil on Oussama Assaidi, free kick awarded. Leiva Lucas takes the direct free kick.
Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Luis Suarez.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Oussama Assaidi on Matthew Jarvis. Matthew Taylor takes the direct free kick.
Carlton Cole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leiva Lucas. Steven Gerrard takes the direct free kick.
Oussama Assaidi delivers the ball, James Collins makes a clearance.
Matthew Taylor delivers the ball.
Oussama Assaidi has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.
Inswinging corner taken by Gary O'Neil from the left by-line, Jack Collison takes a shot. Clearance made by Leiva Lucas.
The ball is sent over by Oussama Assaidi. Joey O'Brien receives a caution for time wasting.
Shot from 30 yards by Daniel Agger. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Emanuel Pogatetz replaces James Tomkins. Corner taken by Luis Suarez from the right by-line, clearance made by Jack Collison.
Matthew Jarvis delivers the ball, Sanchez Jose Enrique makes a clearance.
Jack Collison is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Leiva Lucas.
Daniel Sturridge takes a shot. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Mohamed Diame produces a cross, save by Jose Reina.
Matthew Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Jamie Carragher.
Effort on goal by Steven Gerrard from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
Foul by Matthew Jarvis on Jamie Carragher, free kick awarded. Jose Reina takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Phillippe Coutinho from the right by-line to the near post, Effort from deep inside the area by Daniel Sturridge misses to the right of the target. Jordan Henderson leaves the field to be replaced by Oussama Assaidi.
Phillippe Coutinho takes a shot. Blocked by James Collins. Corner from the right by-line taken by Steven Gerrard, James Collins manages to make a clearance. Luis Suarez has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
Matthew Taylor takes a shot. Glen Johnson gets a block in.
Steven Gerrard concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary O'Neil. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Corner taken right-footed by Phillippe Coutinho from the left by-line, clearance by Joey O'Brien.
The referee blows for offside against Daniel Sturridge. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Matthew Taylor, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Mohamed Diame misses to the right of the target.
Unfair challenge on Joey O'Brien by Jordan Henderson results in a free kick. Kevin Nolan leaves the field to be replaced by Matthew Taylor. Jack Collison replaces Ricardo Vaz Te. Gary O'Neil crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Effort from deep inside the area by Luis Suarez misses to the left of the target.
Luis Suarez produces a cross.
Centre by Matthew Jarvis.
Phillippe Coutinho is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Steven Gerrard takes a shot. James Tomkins gets a block in.
The ball is sent over by Steven Gerrard, James Collins makes a clearance. Short corner worked by Phillippe Coutinho.
Carlton Cole sends in a cross, Daniel Agger makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Leiva Lucas on James Tomkins. James Collins takes the free kick.
Jamie Carragher challenges Gary O'Neil unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.
Daniel Agger takes a shot. James Collins gets a block in. Luis Suarez decides to take a short corner.
The ball is crossed by Jamie Carragher, Joey O'Brien makes a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard from the right by-line, clearance made by Joey O'Brien.
The ball is sent over by Daniel Sturridge, James Tomkins manages to make a clearance.
Luis Suarez takes the inswinging corner, Daniel Sturridge takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Jordan Henderson takes a shot. Blocked by James Tomkins. Phillippe Coutinho takes the inswinging corner, Kevin Nolan makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Joey O'Brien, Headed effort from close range by Kevin Nolan goes wide left of the goal.
Matthew Jarvis produces a cross, Carlton Cole has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Ricardo Vaz Te fouled by Leiva Lucas, the ref awards a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.
Steven Gerrard decides to take the corner short.
Corner from left by-line crossed in by Steven Gerrard.
Carlton Cole takes a shot. Daniel Agger gets a block in.
Kevin Nolan concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Gerrard. Free kick taken by Jamie Carragher.
Daniel Sturridge concedes a free kick for a foul on Joey O'Brien. Free kick taken by James Collins.
Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Phillippe Coutinho. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.
Shot by Mohamed Diame from inside the six-yard box clear the bar. Daniel Sturridge replaces Stewart Downing.
Corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Jamie Carragher.
Stewart Downing takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Long distance effort from Luis Suarez misses to the left of the goal.
The ball is sent over by Matthew Jarvis, save by Jose Reina.
Shot by Mohamed Diame from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
The ball is crossed by Mohamed Diame, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Ricardo Vaz Te misses to the right of the target.
Shot by Phillippe Coutinho. Blocked by James Collins.
A cross is delivered by Kevin Nolan.
Shot from just outside the penalty box by Steven Gerrard misses to the left of the target.
Phillippe Coutinho takes a shot from 20 yards. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
The referee blows for offside against Phillippe Coutinho. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Gary O'Neil fouled by Leiva Lucas, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Gary O'Neil, save by Jose Reina.
Rodgers targets a strong finish
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will head into the summer confident of strengthening his squad following "brilliant" conversations with the club's owners.
It has been a rollercoaster first season in charge for Rodgers that began abysmally in the league, has included shock cup exits to former club Swansea and especially Oldham, but has gradually gathered some momentum.
The Reds go into Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with West Ham at Anfield on the back of a run of five wins in their last six matches in all competitions.
But even then the one blip was a surprise 3-1 loss at Southampton that underlined Liverpool under Rodgers are still a work in progress.
In terms of much-needed European qualification, Liverpool are three points adrift of a Europa League place and seven off a spot in the Champions League.
Failure to reach either could alter the nature of future talks with John W Henry and Tom Werner about the funds required to take the club forward under Rodgers' leadership.
For now, Rodgers has been encouraged by what he has heard from the duo as he said: "We all know this year has been about building a base and setting us up for next season.
"As I predicted, as the season has gone on we've become stronger, but there is no doubt for us to go to the next level we are going to need reinforcements.
"On that front, the conversations I've had so far with the owners have been brilliant, very positive and forthcoming.
"Given that support, it's up to us now as a club to bring in the type of player who can really help us. If we can do that then we can put in a challenge next season right from the very beginning."
Raheem Sterling is Rodgers' only fresh injury doubt due to an ongoing thigh complaint which is being assessed and could lead to him being out for a several weeks in order to protect it.
With the exception of long-term absentees Fabio Borini and Joe Allen (both shoulder) and Martin Kelly (knee), Rodgers otherwise has a full squad to choose from.
Sam Allardyce is unfazed by West Ham's near 50-year wait for victory at Anfield.
The Hammers hope to claim a first win at the famous ground since September 1963 by finding the away goals that have been lacking so far this season - and they must do so without Andy Carroll, who is blocked from playing against his parent club.
"Most of the time Liverpool were so much better than anybody else, you wouldn't have expected it," said Allardyce of the half-century wait.
"Other people have won there - West Brom and that - so they have slipped up now and again.
"You just hope when you go it's your turn to catch a big boy who slips up on the day.
"On any given day you hit your best form, then anybody can win any football match.
"It happens less often at some places like Anfield than it does others."
The Hammers beat West Brom 3-1 last weekend, with two goals from Carroll, to all but secure their Premier League survival.
Allardyce believes his side are capable of winning at European hopefuls Liverpool, but knows if they are not at their best they will be punished.
"We need to be on top form and we need to take our chances when they arrive," he said. "If we don't life will be really tough at Anfield."
Joe Cole (hamstring) joins Carroll in missing out on an Anfield return.
Defender George McCartney's knee injury is not as bad as first feared and does not require surgery, although he misses out, while Mark Noble (shoulder) is unavailable.
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