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  • Date:07 Dec 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Anfield
  • Attendance:44,781
  • Guy Demel - og (41) Sakho (46)
    Sakho (46) Sakho (46)
    Suarez (80)
    Joey O'Brien - og (83) Joey O'Brien - og (83)
  • Martin Skrtel - og (65)
Goal!

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The referee brings the game to a close.

92:26 +2.26

Leiva Lucas takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Mohamed Diame.

92:09 +2.09

Guy Demel manages to make a clearance.

91:21 +1.21

Leiva Lucas restarts play with the free kick.

90:56 +0.56

James Collins challenges Phillippe Coutinho unfairly and gives away a free kick.

90:05 +0.05

Phillippe Coutinho gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Guy Demel.

89:07

Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

88:21

Clearance by Guy Demel.

85:34

The ball is swung over by Matthew Taylor.

84:23

Matthew Jarvis goes off and Matthew Taylor comes on.

83:23

An unfortunate own goal is conceded by Joey O'Brien. Liverpool 4-1 West Ham.

83:16

Luis Suarez takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

82:51

Free kick taken by Glen Johnson.

81:50

Kevin Nolan concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan Henderson.

81:03

Guy Demel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phillippe Coutinho.

79:24

Mamadou Sakho makes a clearance.

79:03

A cross is delivered by Joe Cole.

78:01

Martin Kelly comes on in place of Jon Flanagan.

76:51

Leiva Lucas makes a clearance.

74:49

Unfair challenge on Mark Noble by Luis Suarez results in a free kick.

74:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Allen by Joe Cole.

73:15

Clearance made by Matthew Jarvis.

72:18

The ball is swung over by Joey O'Brien.

71:24

Raheem Sterling goes off and Victor Moses comes on.

70:46

Joey O'Brien takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Skrtel.

70:41

Corner taken by Joe Cole.

69:04

Luis Suarez sends in a cross.

68:54

George McCartney manages to make a clearance.

66:58

Corner taken by Phillippe Coutinho.

66:40

A cross is delivered by Raheem Sterling.

65:31

Martin Skrtel concedes an own goal. Liverpool 2-1 West Ham.

64:07

Phillippe Coutinho has an effort at goal. Blocked by James Collins.

63:21

Glen Johnson takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

63:17

Joey O'Brien manages to make a clearance.

63:04

Phillippe Coutinho takes a shot. Blocked by Guy Demel.

62:03

Clearance by Joey O'Brien.

62:00

Raheem Sterling has an effort at goal. Parried by Jussi Jaaskelainen back into danger.

61:05

Raheem Sterling has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

60:19

Jon Flanagan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Cole.

59:39

Clearance by Mark Noble.

57:42

Phillippe Coutinho takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jussi Jaaskelainen parries the ball but the danger is not over.

56:45

Clearance by George McCartney.

55:59

Joey O'Brien replaces James Tomkins.

55:39

(Liverpool) makes a substitution, with Leiva Lucas coming on for Steven Gerrard.

55:19

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

54:21

Steven Gerrard has an effort at goal. James Collins gets a block in.

52:02

Jordan Henderson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. James Collins gets a block in.

51:26

Free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.

51:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phillippe Coutinho by James Collins.

49:14

Corner taken by Steven Gerrard.

48:01

Clearance by Martin Skrtel.

47:35

Clearance made by Mamadou Sakho.

46:30

Steven Gerrard crosses the ball in from the free kick.

45:50

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

The second half begins.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:21 +0.21

Corner taken by Stewart Downing.

45:01

Joe Cole on for Stewart Downing.

45:00

Matthew Jarvis sends in a cross.

43:18

Shot by Luis Suarez missed to the left of goal.

41:36

Luis Suarez takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

41:04

Clearance by Mamadou Sakho.

39:57

Stewart Downing takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Mamadou Sakho gets a block in.

39:02

Matthew Jarvis delivers the ball.

38:15

Clearance made by Stewart Downing.

37:58

Steven Gerrard has an effort at goal. Blocked by James Tomkins.

37:16

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Blocked by Guy Demel.

37:00

Clearance made by Kevin Nolan.

35:20

Foul by George McCartney on Raheem Sterling, free kick awarded.

35:10

Stewart Downing crosses the ball.

34:58

Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.

34:06

The ball is delivered by Glen Johnson.

32:53

Shot by Raheem Sterling missed to the right of the target.

30:18

Clearance by Martin Skrtel.

29:00

Clearance made by Mamadou Sakho.

27:39

Joe Allen takes the free kick.

27:16

Foul by Kevin Nolan on Joe Allen, free kick awarded.

25:46

Kevin Nolan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luis Suarez.

24:09

Shot by Luis Suarez. Blocked by Mark Noble.

23:09

James Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luis Suarez.

22:21

Unfair challenge on Mohamed Diame by Jon Flanagan results in a free kick.

20:51

Headed chance falls to Modibo Maiga. Simon Mignolet parries the ball away.

20:38

Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

19:25

Raheem Sterling crosses the ball.

19:00

Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

18:47

Foul by Kevin Nolan on Martin Skrtel, free kick awarded.

18:14

Jordan Henderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Guy Demel.

15:32

Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.

14:52

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

14:22

Jordan Henderson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Mohamed Diame gets a block in.

14:08

Corner taken by Matthew Jarvis from the left by-line.

13:32

Shot by Modibo Maiga. Glen Johnson gets a block in.

13:14

Stewart Downing crosses the ball in from the free kick.

12:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mohamed Diame by Jon Flanagan.

11:44

Clearance made by James Collins.

11:10

George McCartney manages to make a clearance.

9:59

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Jussi Jaaskelainen safely holds on.

9:25

Mamadou Sakho makes a clearance.

8:53

Shot by Luis Suarez missed to the right of the target.

6:47

Glen Johnson delivers the ball.

4:17

Shot by Phillippe Coutinho. James Collins gets a block in.

3:41

Free kick taken by Mark Noble.

3:13

Foul by Jon Flanagan on Stewart Downing, free kick awarded.

2:38

Corner taken by Steven Gerrard.

2:14

Luis Suarez crosses the ball.

1:25

The ball is crossed by Stewart Downing.

0:55

Joe Allen manages to make a clearance.

0:28

Raheem Sterling gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Guy Demel.

0:12

James Tomkins manages to make a clearance.

The game gets underway.

Match Preview

Allen sees the strength in Anfield Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen believes Anfield has once again become a fortress where opposition teams will arrive fearing an in-form Luis Suarez. The Reds have scored 13 goals in their last three matches at home - where they have lost once since February. Suarez has grabbed nine of those goals, including a brilliant four against Norwich in midweek, and is the top flight's leading marksman with 13 in just nine games - which has extended his goalscoring run to 25 in his last 24 Premier League appearances. Only Manchester City, with 29, have scored more home league goals than Liverpool (18) this season and with Saturday's visitors West Ham not having won at Anfield in the league since September 1963, keeping just two clean sheets in the last 13 league visits, the statistics point to that sequence being extended. "To gain that momentum it strikes fear into the teams coming here," said the Wales international. "Everyone is going to be talking about Luis and when you see the goals he scored (against Norwich) they know they will not have an easy game coming here - it has that sort of effect. "We really want to get that feeling of being unbeatable at home. Slowly it is coming back. "You have setbacks, that is inevitable but I think we are getting much more consistent. "The away game at Hull (a 3-1 defeat last Sunday) was a bit of a shock because it was a disappointing performance but we have put it behind us, learned from it and set the record straight straight away." Suarez has assumed the goalscoring responsibility with fellow striker Daniel Sturridge, who has scored nine goals, out until next month with a sprained ankle. Liverpool's next highest goalscorer in the league is captain Steven Gerrard with three but Allen believes the goals can be found throughout the side - should Suarez decide to share the load. "There is nothing that affects Luis, he has been through a lot, just shakes it off and gets on with it," he added. "It is disappointing to lose someone of Sturridge's quality of course but we have quality throughout the squad." Youngster Raheem Sterling marked his 50th appearance for the club with a goal against Norwich on Wednesday and after his first back-to-back league starts since January 2. Earlier in the season there had been talk about the England international, who turns 19 on Sunday, going out on loan to gain more playing time but that will now not be the case. "I thought his finish on Wednesday night was excellent. It probably got lost in and among Luis' goals and his assist," said Rodgers. "He knows he's got to add the numbers to his game in terms of the goals and assists. "We've encouraged the front players to take more of a risk and get into the box. "We mustn't forget that he's a boy of 18 years of age, who is developing all the time. "The spell out of the team doesn't do him any harm. He's learning from very good players here and he knows that when he goes into the side he has the confidence of the manager and his team-mates to go and perform. "Raheem has been in the squad and featured in a lot of the games even if he hasn't started so certainly at this moment in time we wouldn't be considering a loan." West Ham manager Sam Allardyce will resist any temptation to throw Andy Carroll back in to his side despite the Hammers hovering just above the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. England striker Carroll has not featured for West Ham since he became the club's record signing in the summer, with a troublesome heel injury keeping him on the sidelines. Allardyce's side have struggled in his absence, winning just three games and - following Tuesday night's 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace - they now sit only three points clear of 18th-placed Fulham. Carroll, 24, returned to training at West Ham's Chadwell Heath training ground on Thursday after a prolonged period of treatment in Belgium and Holland. But Allardyce is willing to play the waiting game with his star forward, meaning Carroll will not be in contention for a place in the West Ham squad that travels to face his former side Liverpool on Saturday. "We will get him back as quick as we possibly can, but my position is to take a sensible view," said Allardyce. "We are in a difficult position at the minute but I can't panic into putting Andy in too quickly. It is my responsibility to make sure he is there to stay when he comes back onto the field, and not just one or two games. "In the position we're in at the moment it is extremely tough to resist putting him in. I'd like to put him on the bench at Liverpool, but that would be rather stupid." Carroll enjoyed a relatively successful season on loan at Upton Park last year before co-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold worked out a package to bring the striker to the club on a permanent basis. Along with Stewart Downing, also recruited from Anfield, Carroll was the big hope for West Ham as they looked to build on an impressive 10th-placed finish on their return to the top flight. But without Carroll, Allardyce has resorted to playing a striker-less formation in recent games, only reverting back to playing Modibo Maiga as his lone forward in last weekend's much-needed 3-0 win over Fulham. Carlton Cole was also brought back after being allowed to leave during the summer whilst former Cottagers' striker Mladen Petric was signed on a free transfer - but hopes will now be pinned on Carroll returning and helping to fire West Ham up the table. Allardyce admits Carroll will be champing at the bit to be involved as soon as possible but it is something the manager refused to risk. He said: "Andy will want to play quicker than he should and I'll have to calm him down until the specialist says it's time for him to get in and amongst it again. Hopefully he'll then have an impact when he returns. "I'd love to have him available and would love to have had him available over the last few weeks, but the rest of the team need to maintain their confidence and do a bit more of what they did against Fulham." Saturday's opponents Liverpool go in to the match on the back of a 5-1 home victory over Norwich in which Suarez once again grabbed the headlines. The Uruguay international was signed in the same transfer window as Carroll but has enjoyed a much better spell at Anfield than his English counterpart. Suarez struck four of the goals in the rout and Allardyce knows he can cause trouble for his defence once more this weekend. "Obviously Luis Suarez is the man," Allardyce added. "Certainly if you can't control Luis Suarez, on what you saw the other night against Norwich, it's certainly going to be one where he is rattling the goals in. "When you consider he has been suspended before he started playing again, to be top scorer in the Barclays Premier League shows he is the main man at Liverpool at the moment. "When you go there on the back of the four goals he scored in a 5-1 win, it makes life even more difficult, but we have to take up the challenge to try to nullify his great talent." West Ham picked up a point at Anfield last season with a 0-0 draw in April and Allardyce believes starving Suarez of service is crucial if such a result is to be repeated. "As a team, we need to work on closing the opposition down and stopping their really good passers from providing the service that he needs," he said. "Of course, when we are in possession, we can't give the ball away too easily because Luis Suarez can't play if we've got possession. We have to do as much as we can when we've got the ball." West Ham will be without Ravel Morrison after the midfielder picked up his fifth booking of the season in midweek. The 20-year-old was cautioned after the final whistle in Tuesday's 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace and will serve a one-match ban, meaning he will sit out at Anfield. Ricardo Vaz Te (shoulder) and Razvan Rat (hamstring) are likely to miss out with George McCartney and Alou Diarra (both knee) also absent.

Formation:4231Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool

Formation: 4231Manager: Sam Allardyce

West Ham

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Glen Johnson
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Mamadou Sakho
  • Jon Flanagan
  • Joe Allen
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Phillippe Coutinho
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Luis Suarez
  • SUBS
  • Brad Jones
  • Luis Alberto
  • Iago Aspas
  • Victor Moses
  • Aly Cissokho
  • Leiva Lucas
  • Martin Kelly

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLWDLW
  • Liverpool
  • VS
  • West Ham
  • DDLLWL

Last Meetings

  • Liverpool
  • 0 - 0
  • West Ham
  • 07/04/2013
  • West Ham
  • 2 - 3
  • Liverpool
  • 09/12/2012
  • West Ham
  • 3 - 1
  • Liverpool
  • 27/02/2011
  • Liverpool
  • 3 - 0
  • West Ham
  • 20/11/2010
  • Liverpool
  • 3 - 0
  • West Ham
  • 19/04/2010
  • West Ham
  • 2 - 3
  • Liverpool
  • 19/09/2009

Top Scorers

Liverpool

  • L Suarez 13
  • D Sturridge 9
  • S Gerrard 1
  • M Skrtel 1
  • V Moses 1
  • R Sterling 1
  • P Coutinho 1

West Ham

  • R Morrison 3
  • J Cole 2
  • R Vaz Te 2
  • K Nolan 1
  • C Cole 1
  • W Reid 1
  • M Diame 1

Goals

Liverpool

    • Total goals 47
    • Goals per game 30
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

West Ham

    • Total goals 29
    • Goals per game 12
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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