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Shot from just outside the penalty box by Jonjo Shelvey misses to the left of the target.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Steven Gerrard, Ali Al Habsi makes a save.
Effort from inside the area by Fernando Torres misses to the right of the target.
The ball is sent over by Victor Moses, clearance by Martin Skrtel.
Effort on goal by Charles N'Zogbia from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.
Franco Di Santo joins the action as a substitute, replacing Hugo Rodallega. Corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia played to the near post, Steven Gerrard manages to make a clearance.
Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jose Reina.
Steven Gerrard produces a cross, Gary Caldwell makes a clearance.
Tom Cleverley delivers the ball, Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a comfortable save.
(Liverpool) makes a substitution, with Nathan Eccleston coming on for Rodriguez Maxi.
Steven Gerrard takes a shot.
Unfair challenge on Victor Moses by Jonjo Shelvey results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.
Gary Caldwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fernando Torres. Leiva Lucas takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Jonjo Shelvey, Gary Caldwell manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Victor Moses, Rodriguez Maxi manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Tom Cleverley, Jamie Carragher makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Maynor Figueroa, Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Ronnie Stam, clearance made by Martin Kelly.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Hugo Rodallega. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.
Christian Poulsen is brought on as a substitute for Dirk Kuyt. The offside flag is raised against Dirk Kuyt. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Tom Cleverley.
Handball decision goes against Hugo Rodallega. Direct free kick taken by Paul Konchesky.
Foul by Jonjo Shelvey on Charles N'Zogbia, free kick awarded. Ronnie Stam restarts play with the free kick.
Victor Moses is brought on as a substitute for Jordi Gomez. Charles N'Zogbia is penalised for a handball.
(Wigan) makes a substitution, with Victor Moses coming on for Jordi Gomez. The referee gives a free kick against Charles N'Zogbia for handball. Steven Gerrard takes the direct free kick.
Drilled shot by Maynor Figueroa went over the net.
Shot by Mohamed Diame. Comfortable save by Jose Reina.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leiva Lucas by Mohamed Diame. Martin Skrtel restarts play with the free kick.
Caution for Jamie Carragher. Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Carragher on Hugo Rodallega. Jordi Gomez produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Martin Kelly.
A cross is delivered by Ronnie Stam, Jose Reina makes a comfortable save.
Fernando Torres takes a shot. Blocked by Tom Cleverley.
Fernando Torres takes a shot. Gary Caldwell gets a block in.
A goal is scored by Hugo Rodallega from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wigan 1-1 Liverpool.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Konchesky on Tom Cleverley. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Charles N'Zogbia, Dirk Kuyt manages to make a clearance.
Hugo Rodallega gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Skrtel. Free kick taken by Jose Reina.
Jonjo Shelvey replaces Raul Meireles.
Corner taken by Jordi Gomez.
The ball is swung over by Martin Kelly.
A cross is delivered by Steven Gerrard, clearance by Antolin Alcaraz.
A cross is delivered by Ronnie Stam.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordi Gomez on Leiva Lucas. Jamie Carragher takes the direct free kick.
Hugo Rodallega is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jose Reina.
Hugo Rodallega produces a volleyed left-footed shot from 25 yards. Jamie Carragher gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordi Gomez by Dirk Kuyt. Jordi Gomez takes the direct free kick.
The ball is crossed by Martin Kelly.
Corner taken left-footed by Jordi Gomez from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Steven Gerrard.
Jordi Gomez decides to take the corner short.
Dirk Kuyt concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Caldwell. Gary Caldwell takes the free kick.
Charles N'Zogbia is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jose Reina.
Centre by Charles N'Zogbia, Jamie Carragher makes a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Jordi Gomez, Jose Reina makes a comfortable save.
Mohamed Diame has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Jamie Carragher gets a block in.
Unfair challenge on Rodriguez Maxi by Hendry Thomas results in a free kick. Paul Konchesky restarts play with the free kick.
Ronnie Stam delivers the ball.
Handball by Steven Gerrard. Hendry Thomas restarts play with the free kick.
Jordi Gomez delivers the ball.
Leiva Lucas challenges Charles N'Zogbia unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jordi Gomez takes the direct free kick.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Raul Meireles, Effort on goal by Martin Skrtel from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Dirk Kuyt delivers the ball, blocked by Maynor Figueroa.
Jordi Gomez concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Gerrard. Free kick taken by Leiva Lucas.
Fernando Torres concedes a free kick for a foul on Antolin Alcaraz. Maynor Figueroa takes the direct free kick.
Tom Cleverley delivers the ball, clearance by Martin Skrtel.
Shot from deep inside the area by Steven Gerrard goes over the bar.
The ball is crossed by Tom Cleverley, Jose Reina makes a save.
Charles N'Zogbia sends in a cross, Martin Skrtel makes a clearance.
The referee shows Leiva Lucas a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Leiva Lucas on Mohamed Diame. Gary Caldwell takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fernando Torres by Hendry Thomas. Leiva Lucas restarts play with the free kick.
Fernando Torres gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wigan 0-1 Liverpool.Assist on the goal came from Steven Gerrard.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Maynor Figueroa by Martin Kelly. Antolin Alcaraz takes the direct free kick.
The ball is sent over by Raul Meireles, Antolin Alcaraz makes a clearance.
Steven Gerrard takes the outswinging corner, Hugo Rodallega makes a clearance.
Shot by Leiva Lucas. Save by Ali Al Habsi.
The game begins.
The ref blows to end the first period.
The referee gets the second half underway.
The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
Defender banned for Wigan
Wigan will be without suspended defender Steven Gohouri for the visit of Liverpool in the Barclays Premier League.
Gohouri came back in to the Latics side at Blackburn on Saturday after a period out with a calf strain, but picked up his fifth booking of the season and is banned for one match.
Emmerson Boyce is a week away from being fit and available as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury, while James McCarthy (ankle) is not expected to be back in action until January at the earliest.
Boss Roberto Martinez believes his side could be coming up against Liverpool at the worst possible time.
The Merseysiders travel to the DW Stadium in good form having won their last three Barclays Premier League games, including an impressive 2-0 triumph over champions Chelsea on Sunday.
Roy Hodgson's side made a poor start to the season but have since hoisted themselves out of the relegation zone and Martinez feels if the Latics are to halt the Reds' momentum, they will need luck to be on their side - something that seemed to desert them in their 2-1 defeat at Blackburn on Saturday.
"It is probably the worst moment to play them," Martinez said. "Looking at the Liverpool side now, they play with huge energy and confidence - they were a joy to watch against Chelsea and you can start to see Roy Hodgson's hand on that side.
"Sometimes in football you need to be lucky and have a little bit of luck when you play the top sides, it is really important.
"I think we need to carry on with what we are good at, be stubborn, show good arrogance on the ball and make sure that we show we are playing at home."
Defender Glen Johnson is set to return to Liverpool's squad for the short trip.
The right-back missed Sunday's win over Chelsea with a minor groin problem but has trained and manager Roy Hodgson will have to decide whether to replace youngster Martin Kelly, who impressed against Carlo Ancelotti's side.
Central defender Sotirios Krygiakos is absent with tonsilitis and Joe Cole is still sidelined by a hamstring injury but Fabio Aurelio is fit after a long lay-off, while Ryan Babel has recovered from bruised ribs but will be eased back in by Hodgson.
Torres strike not enough for Reds
Liverpool's four-match winning run was halted by a lively Wigan in a 1-1 draw at the DW Stadium as Roy Hodgson's side faded badly after taking an early lead.
Despite being given an early advantage by Fernando Torres' third goal in four days, the visitors lost their grip on the game midway through the first half and never regained it.
Wigan equalised through Hugo Rodallega in the 52nd minute and finished the better side as the Merseysiders appeared to feel the exertions of beating Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea on Sunday.
That will be a concern to manager Hodgson, who has complained about the depth of quality in his squad, with a trip to Stoke next up on Saturday.
The draw meant Liverpool missed the chance to move into the top five - a scenario which seemed a distant prospect just a few weeks ago with the Reds mired in the relegation zone until they put together three league wins to add to a victory in Europe.
It must also have annoyed Hodgson because, as they did against Chelsea, his side began strongly with Sunday's man of the match Lucas Leiva unleashing a 25-yard strike which Ali Al Habsi just managed to tip over.
The next time the visitors attacked the goalkeeper was given no chance by a clinical Torres.
An unusual statistic for this season is that all Liverpool's league goals, apart from their opening match against Arsenal, have either been scored or provided by Steven Gerrard and Torres.
The Reds' star duo demonstrated why their partnership is so successful in the seventh minute when Gerrard was given far too much time to carry the ball through midfield.
His perfectly-weighted 30-yard pass allowed Torres to outpace Gary Caldwell and fire across Al Habsi into the far corner of the goal.
It was the 26-year-old's first away goal since March 21 and, considering his prolific record, only the 17th in 41 matches outside Anfield.
The simplicity of that strike was contrasted by their next move, which saw Gerrard, Torres and Dirk Kuyt combine before the captain volleyed over from the Dutchman's header.
Torres was looking at his dangerous best and when Antolin Alcaraz stumbled he was clean through only for referee Peter Walton to pull play back for a non-existent foul.
Charles N'Zogbia looked Wigan's best outlet and he thought he had equalised in the 33rd minute when he seized on Lucas' weak pass and played a one-two with Rodallega to tap home but his team-mate had already been flagged offside.
A Ronnie Stam pass intended for Rodallega at the near post rolled agonisingly wide of the far upright as Wigan finished the half on the up.
Raul Meireles was replaced by Jonjo Shelvey for the start of the second half and the teenager's first contribution was to give the ball away to Rodallega but his forward pass to N'Zogbia was too strong.
The Colombian was not so wasteful moments later when Jose Reina could only palm Stam's low cross into his path and he gratefully fired home left-footed.
Wigan sensed their chance as Liverpool's play became increasingly ragged and Martinez sent on young forward Victor Moses for Jordi Gomez.
Kuyt's strike from Shelvey's deflected shot was half-saved by Al Habsi before it crossed the line but the Holland international had come back from an offside position and it was ruled out.
It was a brief rally as Stam again found room down the right to cross and Martin Kelly had to hack away at the far post under pressure from Tom Cleverley.
Gerrard's shot 10 minutes from time crashed down off the crossbar but not over the line with Al Habsi beaten as the game became end-to-end.
But it was Liverpool who were grateful for the final whistle as Mohamed Diame and N'Zogbia both forced low saves out of Reina.
The result may prove to only be a blip in Liverpool's recovery but Hodgson cannot allow his side to lose any momentum having built up so much confidence over the last three weeks.
Wigan may ultimately have been disappointed with a point, having won the corresponding fixture last season and finished so strongly, but it at least avoided a third successive league defeat.
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