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Cardiff v Liverpool

Cardiff City Stadium
22 Mar 2014, KO: 15:00

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Post We'll be back on Wednesday night for the Anfield clash with Sunderland
Post That's all from our coverage of another fantastic day for Liverpool
Post 87.1 per cent of those passes found their intended target
Post The Reds had 66.6 per cent of the possession and made 650 passes
Post Liverpool had a total of 19 efforts on goal, nine of which were on target
Post Today's win ensures Liverpool remain in second place in the Barclays Premier League table, four points behind Chelsea with a game in hand
Post @ged0407: 28 - Luis Suarez equals the @LFC Premier League record by scoring 28 goals in a season. Robbie Fowler 1995-96 the other.
96 FULL-TIME
96 Suarez holds off Cala and goes through on goal and...well...you know what happens next
96 GOAL! Luis Suarez:
94 First Booking: Joe Allen:
92 Substitution: Mamadou Sakho for Daniel Sturridge:
92 First Booking: Martin Skrtel:
91 Suarez shoots...Marshall spills...the goalkeeper recovers before Allen can tap in
90 Five minutes of added time to be played
88 Cardiff reduce the arrears as Jones nods down for Mutch to head in
88 GOAL! Jordan Mutch:
86 Suarez goes down after spinning Caulker, but there's no free-kick awarded
83 Gerrard's free-kick is headed well over the bar by Suarez
80 Sturridge's ball over the top is just a bit too far for Suarez to reach
75 Johnson's ball forward is collected by Suarez. He crosses for Sturridge, who taps in. Simple
75 GOAL! Daniel Sturridge:
72 Substitution: Aly Cissokho for Jon Flanagan:
70 Substitution: Kenwyne Jones for Craig Bellamy:
69 Gerrard's free-kick uncharacteristically sails over Marshall's bar
68 Johnson wins a free-kick on the right touchline
68 Substitution: Raheem Sterling for Philippe Coutinho:
65 Substitution: Wilfried Zaha for Declan John:
65 Substitution: Mats Moller Daehli for Kim Bo-Kyung:
62 Flanagan lashes one over the bar from a good position
60 A real spell of dominance ends with the SAS once again combining to devastating effect. Sturridge controls Johnson's cross and backheels. Suarez does the rest with a first-time finish
60 GOAL! Luis Suarez:
57 @1stLadyOfFooty: That's 150 goals for #LFC under Brendan Rodgers in the PL - achieved in 68 games. Tra la la la la...
55 Sturridge rifles an effort into the side netting
53 Liverpool are ahead for the first time this afternoon as Skrtel meets Coutinho's corner with a glancing header into the bottom corner
53 GOAL! Martin Skrtel:
51 Suarez smacks it...into the wall
50 First Booking: Fabio:
50 Sturridge wins a free-kick right on the edge of the Cardiff box
49 Suarez attempts to spin beyond Theophile-Catherine and into the box, but a free-kick is given
48 Skrtel concedes a corner from Bellamy's cross
46 SECOND HALF: Liverpool get the game back underway
46 @OptaJoe: 78 - Liverpool have now scored 78 goals in the Premier League in 2013-14; more than they have managed in any PL season before. Rampant.
45 HALF-TIME
45 Almost another goal for Liverpool as Allen, Johnson and Suarez combine to open up Cardiff, but the hosts get it behind for a corner
43 Sturridge's brilliant run and cross is cleared over his own bar by Medel
41 Liverpool are level for a second time as Skrtel reaches Coutinho's dangerous cross from the right and prods it over the line. Get in!
41 GOAL! Martin Skrtel:
39 Liverpool piece together another good move. It results in Gerrard floating a cross to Henderson, whose attempted first-time cross over the bar
37 Sturridge skips into space and shoots. It's deflected and Marshall claims
34 Coutinho and Allen work a short corner, before the latter rolls and effort harmlessly wide of goal
34 Suarez hits it...into the wall. Liverpool have a corner
33 First Booking: Juan Cala:
33 Allen wins a free-kick 25 yards from goal
30 Allen tries to cut the ball back for Coutinho, but Medel gets in the way
29 ...Bellamy's delivery loops into the hands of Mignolet
28 Gerrard gives away a free-kick on the left wing...
25 Cardiff regain the lead as Campbell is given acres of space in the LFC box. He touches it past Agger and fires beyond Mignolet. A poor goal to concede
25 GOAL! Fraizer Campbell:
24 Bellamy digs out a cross from the right and Campbell powers a header over. Never troubling Mignolet, though
22 Sturridge's low centre from the left just evades Suarez in the middle. Could have been a second had it been half a yard further forward
18 It also means LFC equal their best ever goals scored tally in the Premier League era - 77
17 That's goal number 26 of the campaign for Suarez
16 A superb spell of Liverpool possession results in Henderson slicing open the Cardiff defence with a pass for Johnson, who plays it across goal for Suarez to tap in a leveller
16 GOAL! Luis Suarez:
14 Henderson's cross is headed away by Caulker, but this is better from Liverpool
12 Johnson's ball over the top is in the direction of Sturridge's run, but it bounces up against the striker's chest and out of play
9 Cardiff's positive start is rewarded when Allen's wayward pass finds Campbell, who lays it off for Mutch on the edge of the box. He takes a touch before drilling into the bottom corner
9 GOAL! Jordan Mutch:
5 Mutch speeds into space down the right and fires a low cross into the area, but there's no-one there to reach it
4 Bellamy fires it in...falls for Theophile-Catherine, who hoists an effort high over the bar
3 Free-kick whipped into the box is flicked behind by Mignolet and it's a corner to Cardiff
3 Gerrard booked inside two minutes. Seemed a bit harsh, that
2 First Booking: Steven Gerrard:
2 Campbell tripped by Gerrard on the corner of the LFC box. Free-kick to Cardiff
1 KICK-OFF: Cardiff get us up and running in Wales
Pre The two teams are now heading onto the field at the Cardiff City Stadium and we're moments away from kick-off. Come on, Liverpool!
Pre Cardiff substitutes: Lewis; Turner, Whittingham, Jones, Gunnarsson, Daehli, Zaha.
Pre Cardiff team: Marshall; Fabio, Theophile-Catherine, Caulker, Cala, John; Medel, Kim, Mutch; Bellamy, Campbell.
Pre Substitutes: Jones, Sakho, Cissokho, Lucas, Moses, Sterling, Aspas.
Pre Liverpool team in full: Mignolet, Johnson, Flanagan, Agger, Skrtel, Gerrard, Allen, Henderson, Coutinho, Suarez, Sturridge.
Pre Brendan Rodgers has made one change to his line-up for the clash with Cardiff – Philippe Coutinho returns to the side in place of Raheem Sterling.
Pre Don’t forget to check the website and all of our social media channels for first confirmed news of the starting XI selected by Rodgers for today’s fixture – that can be expected at around 2pm GMT.
Pre Once the final whistle has been blown, we want your say on proceedings; to get involved in the channel’s post-match phone-in, simply phone 0845 234 4567, email lfctv@liverpoolfc.com, text 60070 starting your message with 'LFC' or tweet @LFC.
Pre Tune into the club’s official television channel, LFC TV, as well for pre-match analysis and interviews from Wales – our matchday live programme gets underway at 2pm GMT this afternoon.
Pre If that is not enough, first-team coach Mike Marsh provides the latest from the backroom, we get the view from the opposition courtesy of a Cardiff supporter, and pore over all of the vital pre-match facts and figures.
Pre Former Red and Cardiff forward Craig Bellamy speaks to us, Glen Johnson discusses his return to full fitness and Martin Skrtel reveals why the side’s aforementioned undefeated streak is inspiring everyone.
Pre For all of the best build-up to the 3pm GMT kick-off, check the Liverpoolfc.com homepage now, where you will find our exclusive interview with the boss in full and a host of related content.
Pre Rodgers’ charges are also unbeaten in the calendar year of 2014 in league football; 10 matches have brought eight victories and two draws for the Northern Irishman and his confidence-filled players.
Pre Liverpool have fired 71 goals in their last 24 Premier League matches and are one goal away from equalling their record haul in this era – the 77 scored under Rafael Benitez in the 2008-09 campaign.
Pre He added: “It's an equally difficult game in different circumstances. It's another game away from home - our third in a row - and it'll be a difficult challenge in a different way, but still respecting the opponent, focusing in on what we need to do and being ready for three o'clock on Saturday.”
Pre "Preparations haven't changed,” said the boss. “We're obviously coming into the game on the back of a very good victory at Old Trafford, but our work this week has been about focusing on Cardiff.”
Pre Rodgers spoke to Liverpoolfc.com ahead of the journey south, explaining how his team’s preparation during the week at Melwood has been totally focused and targeted towards only the encounter with the Bluebirds.
Pre Make sure to follow the club’s official social media channels – including Facebook, Google+, Instagram and Twitter – for further updates and exclusive images throughout the day too.
Pre You can follow every kick of the clash at the Cardiff City Stadium without having to leave or refresh this page; enjoy minute-by-minute text updates, live audio commentary, in-play Opta statistics, scores from elsewhere and more.
Pre On Saturday they’ll face a side who are currently 19th in the standings and who have changed manager - Ole Gunnar Solskjær is now in charge – since losing 3-1 at Anfield back in December.
Pre Liverpool have travelled with the desire for a sixth consecutive victory in the division, fresh from successive away triumphs at Southampton and, most recently, Manchester United – both 3-0.
Pre Welcome to the Liverpoolfc.com match centre – the Reds are back in Barclays Premier League action again; today the test for Brendan Rodgers and his players is a clash with Cardiff City in Wales.