Barclays Premier League
4 - 0

Liverpool v Fulham

9 Nov 2013, KO: 15:00

Minute by minute

Post That's all from our coverage of another thoroughly enjoyable day at Anfield. Thanks for following. We'll back in a fortnight for the Merseyside derby. YNWA.
Post We also spoke to Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson and Martin Skrtel after the victory - keep an eye on the website for those stories in the coming days.
Post Check the homepage now for a full report from the manager's post-match press conference.
Post Followers of the official @LFC Twitter account have voted two-goal Luis Suarez as the Reds' Man of the Match.
Post BR on Steven Gerrard: "Every week, I ask him where to put the ball and he puts it there. You saw that with the two goals from the free-kick and the corner; he has incredible quality in his delivery. Some of our combination play today was outstanding and we looked a really decent side."
Post Brendan Rodgers said at his post-match press conference: "It was very good, we played very well. Our appetite in the game was outstanding - there was a real hunger to get the ball. We had over 30 shots on goal so it was a really dominant performance, very pleasing."
Post @Mark5Wright: Great result for @Lfc. Suarez showing week in and week out that he is WORLD class. #LFC
Post @NeilMellor33: A real dominant 4-0 victory today at Anfield vs Fulham.Coutinho excellent and Suarez with another 2 goals. A joy to watch #LFC
Post @robbie9fowler: another couple for @luis16suarez ...what a player this man is
Post Brendan Rodgers' team have closed the gap to Arsenal to just two points.
Post The Reds take outright second place in the Premier League with an impressive 4-0 win over Fulham.
91 Audacious back-heel shot by Suarez - wide, but unlucky.
90 Three minutes added on.
85 Major appeals for a penalty as Henderson is floored in the area; it looked certain, but nothing is given.
82 Substitution: Giorgos Karagounis for Dimitar Berbatov:
80 At the end of an incredibly long period of possession, Jose Enrique narrowly fails to find Coutinho in the six-yard box for a simple tap-in. The Reds are utterly dominant and look to be heading up to second place.
76 15 minutes left on the clock here.
75 Substitution: Victor Moses for Daniel Sturridge:
71 Coutinho seems determined to find the target; he has just side-footed another attempt into the hands of Stekelenburg.
69 Chelsea are now drawing 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion.
68 Suarez sends a curler from 25 yards over as he goes in search of a second consecutive treble at Anfield.
66 Kasami blasts a long-range strike wide in a rare forward foray by the Cottagers.
66 Substitution: Joe Allen for Steven Gerrard:
62 Joe Allen will join the action shortly...
60 Substitution: Aaron Hughes for Elsad Zverotić:
60 Substitution: Jose Enrique for Aly Cissokho:
56 Suarez just attempted to score from the halfway line...
54 It’s 4-0 and it’s yet another goal for the unstoppable Suarez. The Liverpool captain was the provider once more, finding the Uruguayan, who made no mistake with a clinical near-post finish.
54 GOAL! Luis Suarez:
52 'Coutinho-oh-oh' sings the Kop after another attempt on goal by the Brazilian.
51 There has been some fantastic attacking interplay between Gerrard, Sturridge and Suarez so far.
50 @Linda_Pizzuti: Excellent first half!
48 Sturridge then glides into the Fulham area, works room and clips a right-footed shot wide of the near post.
47 How isn’t it four? Suarez is denied by Stekelenburg, then the Dutch ‘keeper somehow keeps out a curling effort by Sturridge before our No.7 diverts the rebound too high. Unbelievable.
46 Substitution: Bryan Ruiz for Alex Kacaniklic:
45 The Reds will leapfrog Chelsea in the Premier League standings if the current half-time scores remain the same.
45 Visit the homepage now for live photos from Anfield.
45 @1stLadyOfFooty: Ridiculously good first half from #LFC. Converted their dominance into goals - and in fine style too. Treated to superb footwork & passing.
45 @DominicKing_DM: If you haven't seen any goals yet, wait until you see the nutmeg from Steven Gerrard on Berbatov. 3 key moments from Gerrard, 3 goals.
45 Two minutes of added time.
41 And are now enjoying 70 per cent possession.
40 Liverpool have registered 16 shots in this match already.
36 Suarez grabs his seventh Barclays Premier League goal of the season, coolly converting from close range after being played through by Henderson. 3-0.
36 GOAL! Luis Suarez:
34 Rapid passing by the Reds allows Daniel Sturridge to smash goalwards - wide.
31 The No.10 tries his luck again - with a drilled, low punt - and is denied by the Fulham stopper.
30 So nearly three! Coutinho whipped a brilliant volley towards the top corner, which Stekelenburg did incredibly well to palm away.
26 Just like that, it’s 2-0: Martin Skrtel reached Gerrard’s accurate corner first to power a header home.
26 GOAL! Martin Skrtel:
24 First Booking: Scott Parker: Cynical foul.
23 The Reds lead after Amorebieta headed an inswinging Steven Gerrard free-kick into his own net.
23 Own Goal! Fernando Amorebieta:
22 Berbatov collects possession in a central position and stretches a boot to clip a strike with finesse at Simon Mignolet - saved well.
21 @LuchoGarcia14: Reds are on, Liverpool vs Fulham. Looking good with Agger and Johnson.
20 Warm round of applause from the home crowd for Berbatov, who showed another supreme piece of skill to expertly control a long pass.
16 Almost 65 per cent possession for Liverpool so far.
15 Fulham launch a counter-attack via a sensational cross-field ball by Dimitar Berbatov, which eventually falls to Pajtim Kasami – he of wonder goal fame. This time, his shot is blocked out for a corner.
11 And there’s a chance for Henderson to strike after impressive dribbling from the back by Glen Johnson – the midfielder’s attempt is blocked, though, and the follow-up by Coutinho is harmless.
8 The home side are deploying a 4-3-3 formation here, with Coutinho widest left and Jordan Henderson regularly operating from a right-sided position.
6 First sight of goal for Luis Suarez, slipped through by Coutinho, but the No.7's low effort is handled by Maarten Stekelenburg.
4 Now Philippe Coutinho capitalises on a loose ball at the edge of the area, but the Brazilian's snapshot drifts wide.
1 Early chance for the Reds and the returning Daniel Agger, who sends a volley too high when Martin Skrtel heads a corner back across the penalty area.
1 KICK-OFF: Come on, Reds!
Pre 'You'll Never Walk Alone' ringing out ahead of a minute's silence to mark Remembrance weekend.
Pre Both teams are on their way out...
Pre 'Club Foot' by Kasabian blasting out of the PA at the moment.
Pre The teams have conducted and completed their warm-ups now and we're counting down the minutes to kick-off.
Pre Get involved with your thoughts on the clash at Anfield by posting on social media with the hashtag #TheKop - you could see your opinion on the official website.
Pre @JamesPearceEcho: Looks like back to 4-2-3-1 or 4-4-2 for #LFC. Good to see Agger recalled & return of Johnson/Coutinho also strengthens Reds
Pre @BenSmithBBC: Mike Myers is in the directors' box at Anfield today. Looks very smart in a suit
Pre @NeilMellor33: Good victory for LFC U18s 3-1 vs Stoke. Now to Anfield for hopefully a positive response from defeat at Arsenal as Fulham visit. #LFC
Pre Fulham subs: Stockdale, Hughes, Boateng, Karagounis, Taarabt, Ruiz, Bent
Pre Fulham team: Stekelenburg, Zverotic, Senderos, Amorebieta, Richardson, Dejagah, Sidwell, Parker, Kacaniklic, Kasami, Berbatov
Pre Subs: Jones, Enrique, Alberto, Moses, Sakho, Allen, Sterling.
Pre Liverpool team: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Cissokho, Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson, Coutinho, Suarez, Sturridge.
Pre TEAM NEWS: Daniel Agger, Philippe Coutinho and Glen Johnson return to the starting line-up.
Pre Austin Powers, no less, is in attendance at Anfield today; tune into LFC TV from 2pm to see an exclusive interview with LFC fan Mike Myers.
Pre Liverpool’s players will sport special poppies on their shirts today to mark Remembrance weekend, plus Anfield will hold a minute’s silence before the action gets underway.
Pre Alternatively, have your say on the LFC-Fulham match via social media – use the hashtag #TheKop in your posts and they could appear in our brand new fans’ hub.
Pre Get involved with our phone-in programme afterwards too; simply call 0845 234 4567, email, text 60070 starting your message with the word 'KOP' or tweet @LFC.
Pre Don’t forget, build-up begins at 2pm GMT on LFC TV today, with former Reds Gary Gillespie and Jason McAteer joining us for pre-match analysis.
Pre He said: "There are no easy games in the Premier League. All games are pretty difficult so we need to respect our opponent, but at the same time play our own game and take advantage of all opportunities during the match, which will certainly be a difficult one."
Pre Philippe Coutinho was a star performer the last time these two teams met, and the Brazilian looked ahead to the next encounter in an exclusive interview with earlier this week.
Pre “Generally we're a fairly attacking team, playing with three up front, but it could all change now with the way recent results have gone. I can see Martin Jol going with a 4-4-1-1 formation again, with Parker and Sidwell manning the centre of the park, Kasami out wide and perhaps Kacaniklic on the other wing. Ruiz will most likely sit behind Berbatov or Bent then.”
Pre We asked Fulham fan Cathal Power how his team are likely to set up when they travel to Anfield this afternoon, and this was his prediction…
Pre Should Daniel Sturridge score twice today, he will reach 20 league goals for the club in the fourth fewest number of games in the club's history.
Pre In the Premier League, Liverpool have won 14 and drawn four of the 24 meetings with Fulham; at Anfield, the Reds have won seven, with four draws and one defeat.
Pre Luis Suarez could become the first player since Fernando Torres to score consecutive hat-tricks at Anfield, should the Uruguayan repeat his remarkable treble against West Bromwich Albion.
Pre In fact, it’s there where you’ll receive confirmed team news from the home dressing room, before anywhere else, at around 2pm GMT this afternoon.
Pre Follow our social media channels too – Facebook, Google+, Instagram and Twitter – for more updates, exclusive photos, picture galleries and behind-the-scenes information.
Pre We’ll bring you a final-whistle match report on, live pictures directly from the stadium and the post-match thoughts of the manager from his press conference.
Pre You can enjoy minute-by-minute text updates, live audio commentary, in-play Opta statistics, scores from elsewhere in the division, an as-it-stands Premier League table and much more.
Pre As ever, we’ll keep you updated with everything that happens before, during and after the encounter right here, without you having to leave or refresh this page throughout the day.
Pre Brendan Rodgers’ team were beaten 2-0 by Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium last weekend, but can reduce the gap to the leaders to two points with victory over the Cottagers on Saturday.
Pre Welcome to the match centre – today the Reds will attempt to return to winning ways in the Barclays Premier League when they host struggling Fulham at Anfield.