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Liverpool v Man United


1 Sep 2013, KO: 13:30

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Post That’s all from us at Anfield today – thanks for following our coverage. We’ll return two weeks on Monday, when the Reds travel to Swansea City. YNWA.
Post @aspas10: Yes come on 3 more points!!thank you fans #YNWA 9/9
Post @glen_johnson: Great result today. Brilliant performance from everyone. #LFC
Post @LucasLeiva87: Great atmosphere, great win !!! Anfield was incredible !!! #LFCFamily
Post @14_luisalberto: The best possible debut in Premier League. Let's go reds. Enjoy it!! #YNWA #LFC
Post BR: "We drew too many of the big games last year and we lost home and away to Manchester United, so today was another step to show we're going in the right direction - but there's still a long way to go."
Post The Northern Irishman also reserved praise for the match-winner Sturridge: “Even at 70 per cent he'll be as good as - if not better than - a lot of Premier League strikers, so you've got to find the will and desire to want to push yourself.”
Post On the knock which forced Glen Johnson to be withdrawn, the boss said: "He took a bad knock - he turned onto his ankle. He's getting treatment at the moment. It's obviously quite bad for him to come off, but I'll just need to see after."
Post Supporters who follow the club’s official Twitter account, @LFC, voted Daniel Sturridge as Man of the Match ahead of Jordan Henderson, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Agger.
Post Check the Liverpoolfc.com homepage now for a final-whistle match report, a photo gallery from Anfield, plus post-match reaction from manager Brendan Rodgers and chairman Tom Werner.
Post So Liverpool are likely to enter the international break sitting top of the Barclays Premier League, with maximum points and three consecutive clean sheets.
Post Liverpool make it three wins out of three in the Barclays Premier League with a famous victory over the champions – Daniel Sturridge the match-winner for the third game in a row. Fantastic scenes at Anfield.
Post It's all over!
95 FULL-TIME
95 Sterling almost wins it! The young winger collected the ball and rifled a shot which De Gea had to stretch and palm over.
94 Just seconds left now, surely...
92 Sterling wins a foul deep in United territory following a great burst forward. The Reds are trying to run down the clock now.
90 Five minutes added on.
89 First Booking: Lucas Leiva:
88 How did he miss? For the first time today, Van Persie is slipped through behind the Liverpool defence but the Dutchman guides a right-footed effort the wrong side of the post. Relief.
85 Roy Hodgson has seen enough and departed – there are four Reds in his England squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
83 Substitution: Luis Alberto for Philippe Coutinho:
82 Javier Hernandez drives a bobbling effort towards the far corner from the right hand side – Mignolet equal to the challenge once more.
80 Luis Alberto will join the action shortly.
78 Johnson hobbled off with a knock there.
78 Substitution: Andre Wisdom for Glen Johnson:
77 Nani dances along the edge of Liverpool’s box and unleashes a piledriver with his left foot, bringing a superb save from Mignolet to his left.
75 A thunderous challenge by Johnson stops another United foray and leaves Evra down injured.
74 "Coutinho-oh-oh" sings the Kop. 15 minutes left on the clock.
73 Substitution: Javier Hernandez for Ryan Giggs:
72 Johnson just rampaged forward on the right and a short backpass by Vidic set up a race between the full-back and ‘keeper De Gea. The Spaniard won – just.
68 Giggs is first to a corner from Nani on the left, glancing a header on target which Mignolet comfortably collects at a nice height.
67 Disrupted period of play during the last five minutes – the Reds have dropped deep to contain United’s threat and are playing on the counter-attack with Coutinho, Sterling and Sturridge.
62 Substitution: Nani for Ashley Young:
61 30 minutes left to play; Liverpool are currently top of the Barclays Premier League...
60 Substitution: Raheem Sterling for Iago Aspas:
59 First Booking: Ashley Young:
58 Welbeck tumbles in the area under a challenge from Aspas right in front of the travelling supporters. Huge appeals - the referee says no.
56 The ball bounces kindly for United again after a combination of Agger and Mignolet clear an inswinging cross; Evra tries to volley back towards goal instantly but the Reds clear.
51 Young also went close subsequently as United mount some pressure on the home goal.
50 An unfortunate rebound as Jose Enrique attempts to clear up a United attack falls to Van Persie on his favoured left – he makes a strong connection but the strike is deflected wide.
49 Another foul and another Liverpool free-kick; this time Gerrard finds Agger but the Dane’s header flies over.
47 Defending for Glen Johnson to do after the restart, nodding a cross to the back post safely out of danger under pressure from Ashley Young. The visitors waste the corner.
46 SECOND HALF
46 The players are back out...
45 Daniel Agger registered passing accuracy of 91.3 per cent during the first half.
45 @NeilMellor33: What a half!!A familiar scoreline this season 1-0!! Sturridge is a man on fire! Let's hope we continue impressive start and get the 3pts
45 It has been an electrifying opening half at Anfield and Liverpool end it in front thanks to Daniel Sturridge’s early strike. Tempers were boiling over in the final moments too.
45 HALF-TIME
45 Ashley Young sends another threatening delivery into the Liverpool area but his cross again misses every Manchester United player.
45 Two minutes added on.
43 @dani37pacheco: Come on reds. Lets keep the result or score a few more :). YNWA
41 First Booking: Michael Carrick:
39 First Booking: Robin van Persie:
37 Substitution: Antonio Valencia for Phil Jones:
36 Gerrard hands duties to Coutinho for this one but the Brazilian’s effort is high and wide.
34 Very late challenge by Tom Cleverley gives Liverpool another promising set-piece scenario.
33 First Booking: Iago Aspas:
33 First Booking: Tom Cleverley:
30 Check the Liverpoolfc.com homepage now for live photos from Anfield.
27 The referee awards Liverpool a free-kick in a perfect central position; the skipper stands over it and curls towards the bottom left corner but De Gea is down quickly to smother.
24 The Reds are edging shots, shots on target, possession, duels and aerial duels so far. And goals!
22 @GaryLineker: Liverpool miles ahead at present. United have no depth to their game. Midfield is a very flat line of 4 being played through at will.
21 Gerrard whips a free-kick from the left wing into the United area looking for Sturridge, who is well marshalled by Nemanja Vidic on this occasion. Coutinho then glides past a series of challenges and curls goalwards – handled smartly by De Gea.
17 The Reds are passing the ball with terrific authority and confidence here. Steven Gerrard, in particular, is orchestrating proceedings with aplomb.
14 Superb covering block by Glen Johnson prevents the lively Welbeck from unleashing a strike at Mignolet. Coutinho clears up at the cost of a corner.
13 @InfostradaLive: LIV 1-0 MNU 4': Sturridge is 4th Liverpool player to score a PL goal on his birthday, after Peter Crouch, Robbie Fowler, David Burrows. #LFC
12 The visitors have troubled Liverpool a couple of times with their set-piece accuracy and a corner from the left by Ashley Young rolled all the way along the six-yard box without falling helpfully to a teammate.
10 It’s end to end here and the game is being played at a frenetic pace; Danny Welbeck forces Mignolet into a low stop before Steven Gerrard produces a carbon copy at the other end.
8 @TonyBarretTimes: Liverpool v Man United never really needs livening up but the early goal has set things up perfectly.
7 Philippe Coutinho then blasts an effort from distance just wide.
6 Dangerous free-kick into the Liverpool area gives Robin van Persie a sight of goal – but the Dutchman’s acrobatic overhead kick flies over.
3 The man cannot stop scoring! Daniel Sturridge wins Liverpool a corner and when Daniel Agger flicks on the delivery from Steven Gerrard, the No.15 is at the back post to divert into the net. What a start!
3 GOAL! Daniel Sturridge:
1 Early attack from United but Simon Mignolet comfortably collects a cross from the right by Ryan Giggs.
1 KICK-OFF
Pre YNWA now ringing around the ground as we await kick-off.
Pre Here come the two teams...
Pre We probably don’t need to tell you that there is an incredible amount of noise at Anfield today.
Pre The Reds’ starting XI is currently completing a pre-match warm-up with a touch of shooting practice – Jordan Henderson just curled a spectacular finish into the top corner. Let’s have one of them in the match!
Pre @ManUtd: Moyes says @WayneRooney would have started vs. @LFC: "We've had to alter things a little bit, but I'm confident in the team we have today."
Pre @Mark5Wright: Looking forward to this afternoons game @LFCTV - come on Liverpool! Let's show them.
Pre England boss Roy Hodgson is also here today.
Pre A big game such as this always draws the biggest names – Sir Bobby Charlton was in conversation with ‘Anfield Iron’ Tommy Smith outside the press room.
Pre United subs: Lindegaard, Anderson, Smalling, Hernandez, Nani, Valencia, Buttner.
Pre Manchester United team: De Gea, Evra, Ferdinand, Vidic, Jones, Carrick, Cleverley, Young, Giggs, Welbeck, Van Persie.
Pre Subs: Jones, Sterling, Wisdom, Kelly, Ibe, Flanagan, Alberto.
Pre The Reds XI in full: Mignolet, Enrique, Agger, Skrtel, Johnson, Lucas, Henderson, Gerrard, Coutinho, Aspas, Sturridge.
Pre TEAM NEWS: Martin Skrtel returns to the Liverpool line-up for the clash with Manchester United.
Pre Jason McAteer is in the press room at Anfield and he reckons the Reds will win 2-1.
Pre Another former LFC striker, David Fairclough, has predicted a 2-2 draw at Anfield today.
Pre Ian Rush scored a few goals against Manchester United in his time and the Welshman is in attendance today – he was happily signing autographs for fans on his way into the ground.
Pre Anfield will pay its own tribute before the match today, with a minute’s applause to take place ahead of kick-off and a special mosaic to be displayed on the Kop.
Pre Monday marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary manager Bill Shankly, with a week of special coverage on Liverpoolfc.com and LFC TV, plus a number of club-organised events, planned to honour the great Scot.
Pre “I'm as hungry and excited as I always am coming back from a pre-season. The people that talk about my age and how long I have been around - that's not in my control - and I just look forward to each game. I'm really looking forward to this challenge on Sunday against Manchester United.”
Pre Steven Gerrard spoke to Liverpoolfc.com about today’s encounter too: “We've got two wins and we're in the next round of the cup. It's important we don't get carried away and we keep on working hard and trying to improve, and there would be nothing better than to try and get a good positive result on Sunday.”
Pre Make sure you check the club’s various social media channels – including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google+ - for exclusive photos and updates throughout the day.
Pre We will bring you confirmed LFC team news, directly from the home dressing room, before anywhere else at 12.30pm BST – with our official Twitter the first place to hear the news.
Pre He won’t like this statistic, though: this is Moyes' 13th visit to Anfield as a manager. He has drawn seven and lost five of the previous 12.
Pre For the first time in 27 years, of course, Manchester United visit Anfield without Sir Alex Ferguson in the dug-out. Instead a man Reds fans know well, former Everton boss David Moyes, takes charge of the reigning champions.
Pre His prediction? “A difficult one to call. We've both made good starts and you haven't conceded in the league yet. 1-1.”
Pre We got the lowdown on today’s opponents from United fan Dan Sprague: “There's no denying that van Perfect is United's main threat. If we could get him and Wayne Rooney playing together as a long-term partnership, we'd be seriously dangerous.”
Pre One thing we should be guaranteed today is goals - of the 42 Premier League clashes between the teams there has only ever been one goalless draw. That was at Anfield in September 2005.
Pre Tune in to the club’s official television channel, LFC TV, for the best build-up from 12.30pm BST and for our post-match phone-in show where you can have your say; to get involved, simply phone 0845 234 4567, email lfctv@liverpoolfc.com, text 60070 starting your message with the word 'KOP' or tweet @LFC.
Pre @DietmarHamann: Good luck to Brendan Rodgers and his troops today.Time to put a marker down and show everybody that LFC is back #YNWA
Pre On facing United, the Northern Irishman added: "Over many years Liverpool v Manchester United was the game everyone watched on the television, with all the great players of the generations there. Liverpool dominated it for many years. The passion for the game is still there. Obviously they are the champions and we're fighting to catch them."
Pre “This year is a big year for us. I signed here for three years and the objective was, certainly in the third year, to be somewhere near challenging for the Champions League."
Pre Ahead of this lunchtime clash, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers revealed his ambitions to secure Champions League football and more. He said: “We're not entering the league just to be fourth.”
Pre Did you know the last Liverpool player to score for the club on his birthday was Andy Carroll against Oldham on January 6, 2012?
Pre He has found the net 15 times in his 19 games for Liverpool in all competitions. His last 15 club goals in league and cup immediately prior to joining the Reds were scored in 56 games.
Pre Happy birthday to in-form striker Daniel Sturridge today; the Liverpool No.15 is now 24. What better present for himself and the supporters than to notch a third consecutive winning goal?
Pre Sit back and relax; without having to leave this page you can watch build-up on LFC TV, enjoy live minute-by-minute updates directly from the stadium, listen to audio commentary, browse in-play Opta statistics and see other scores from the Barclays Premier League.
Pre England’s two most successful clubs face off once more in the latest chapter of their long-running rivalry, with the Reds aiming to maintain a 100 per cent beginning to the 2013-14 campaign.
Pre Welcome to the Liverpoolfc.com match centre for one of the biggest and most important matches of any season – it’s Liverpool against Manchester United at Anfield.