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Liverpool v West Brom


26 Oct 2013, KO: 15:00

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Post That's it from our live coverage at Anfield on the day Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge ran riot against West Brom. Thanks, as always, for following - we'll be back next Saturday when the Reds travel to London to take on Arsenal. YNWA
Post Full Brendan Rodgers quotes from his post-match press conference can be found on the Liverpoolfc.com homepage now
Post @Linda_Pizzuti: Four beautiful goals for Liverpool in today's victory at Anfield. Great match, exciting team to watch.
Post A journalist asked Rodgers to sum up Suarez's performance in one word. "Magic," he replies
Post Rodgers: "You used to see goals like that [Sturridge's] here at Anfield many years ago. That type of goal was incredible. It was a great performance right the way through."
Post Rodgers: "Luis could have had more when he hit the crossbar. It was his first hat-trick at Anfield and you saw his commitment to the team."
Post Brendan Rodgers: "The front two were brilliant. Suarez's goals were exceptional."
Post The home team made 20 tackles, with a 75 per cent success rate
Post 88.1 per cent of those passes were accurate
Post Liverpool enjoyed 54.9 per cent of the possession, making 514 passes
Post 10 of the Reds' efforts came from outside the box
Post Liverpool managed a total of 18 shots on goal this afternoon, seven of which were on target
90 FULL-TIME
90 Three minutes of added time to be played...
89 Standing ovation for Suarez as he departs the pitch. What a performance
89 Substitution: Luis Alberto for Luis Suarez:
88 Suarez turns, makes space and shoots goalwards, but Myhill saves
87 @TonyBarretTimes: Suarez has just hit the bar with an overhead kick. This is a very, very special individual performance.
86 Substitution: Joe Allen for Steven Gerrard:
85 Good reflexes from Mignolet deny Morrison's shot from 10 yards
82 Suarez's improvised overhead kick is pushed onto the crossbar by Myhill
79 @TonyBarretTimes: Sturridge might just have bettered Suarez's goals with an outlandish chip.
78 @neiljonesecho: Seriously, that was a bit special.
77 Sturridge gets in on the act in the Suarez show with a simply ridiculous chip from 20 yards that glides into the back of the net. Sublime!
77 GOAL! Daniel Sturridge:
76 Brunt meets Ridgewell's low cross but swings a shot high over the bar
74 Brunt collects the ball on the corner of the box but drags wide of the far post
73 Suarez has a go with another long-range free-kick but it's wide
72 First Booking: Jonas Olsson:
71 West Brom applying some pressure now and Amalfitano turns in the box but his strike hits the lefts of Skrtel
70 Gerrard blasts one at goal from a tight angle after good play from Sturridge, but Myhill repels
68 Substitution: Shane Long for Nicolas Anelka:
68 Substitution: Chris Brunt for Claudio Yacob:
66 Morrison makes no mistake with the penalty, firing it straight down the middle
66 GOAL! James Morrison:
65 Billy Jones went down in the box under the attentions of Lucas Leiva. The referee played on, but his assistant flagged for the spot kick
65 West Brom have a penalty...
64 West Brom almost get one back as the ball breaks kindly for McAuley in the box, but he smashes it high over the bar
62 Substitution: Martin Kelly for Glen Johnson:
61 West Brom win a corner...
58 Sturridge bursts into the box and slams one at goal...only for the ball to rattle against the crossbar and bounce away
58 Magnificent play from Johnson results in him crossing for Sturridge, who blazes over. Unlucky
56 @JamesPearceEcho: The delivery from Gerrard was top class and Suarez gave Myhill no chance. Points wrapped up inside an hour.
55 And that's the hat-trick! Suarez meets Gerrard's perfect free-kick delivery with a glancing header to claim his - and Liverpool's - third
55 GOAL! Luis Suarez:
54 First Booking: Claudio Yacob:
53 The Reds have enjoyed 58.2 per cent of the possession so far this afternoon
52 Henderson tries his luck but he's off target
51 The resulting corner is half-cleared by Mignolet. The ball is worked to Yacob on the edge of the box, who curls over the bar
50 Anelka finds space inside the Liverpool box but his attempted cross is blocked by Skrtel
49 A Liverpool corner results in Sakho nodding down wide of the far post
47 It's Sturridge who hits it this time and he's not far away from finding the target
46 Sturridge goes down on the edge of the box. Liverpool free-kick..
46 SECOND HALF: The game re-starts at Anfield
45 HALF-TIME
45 Anelka nips in between Skrtel and Mignolet and prods the ball towards an open goal, but our Slovakian centre-back recovers to clear behind
45 Three minutes of added time to be played
44 Substitution: James Morrison for Morgan Amalfitano:
40 Liverpool engineer a chance for Henderson under pressure. He clips one towards the top corner but it's narrowly over
40 Mignolet is off his line to collect with ease
39 West Brom corner...
38 Anelka has a half-chance inside the box, but he's crowded out by several Liverpool defenders
34 Suarez hits it, but it's just wide
33 Liverpool win a free-kick about 25 yards from goal...
30 Looks like he'll be okay to continue
29 Glen Johnson needs treatment after a challenge with Anichebe
28 @neiljonesecho: Henderson doing great pressing in the more advanced of the central midfield positions. Suarez is running West Brom all over the place.
27 Almost another brilliant goal from Liverpool. Suarez lines up a free-kick from 25 yards and shapes to shoot; however, he instead slides a pass through to Gerrard, who cuts back for Skrtel. His close-range shot is blocked by a West Brom defender
23 ...cleared by the Reds
22 West Brom win a corner at the Kop end...
19 @OptaJoe: Luis Suarez has now scored six goals in his last six Premier League appearances at Anfield. Update.
18 @DominicKing_DM: That, ladies and gentlemen, was absolutely brilliant again from @luis16suarez. He's playing a different game to those around him today 2-0
17 Another superb effort from Suarez makes it 2-0 at Anfield. This time our No.7 finds the top corner with a header from the edge of the box from Cissokho's powerful cross
17 GOAL! Luis Suarez:
16 @John_W_Henry: Luis. Magician
15 That goal ends Suarez's record of having not managed to find the net against West Brom...
12 Liverpool are ahead with a sublime goal from Suarez, who picks the ball up deep and goes beyond three West Brom defenders before drilling low into the bottom corner. Brilliant
12 GOAL! Luis Suarez:
9 Suarez goes down in the box under the attentions of McAuley but no penalty
9 Important touch from Skrtel to prod the ball away from Anelka
8 Gerrard finds space for a shot but he's well off target
8 No other goals in the 3pm kick offs. Arsenal triumphed 2-0 at Crystal Palace in the first game of the day
7 Stoke City have taken the lead at Manchester United via former Red Peter Crouch
6 Suarez collects Sturridge's pass, turns and then drags a shot wide of the far post from the edge of the area
4 Cissokho drives a ball into the box from the left touchline but it's gathered by Myhill
2 Suarez fires it in but Olsson is on hand to hack away
2 Early corner for LFC...
1 Liverpool will attack the Anfield Road end in this first half
Pre The players are out on the pitch and YNWA is being sung all around Anfield
Pre WBA subs: Daniels, Long, Brunt, Morrison, Lugano, Vydra, Berahino.
Pre And here’s the WBA team: Myhill; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Yacob, Mulumbu; Amalfitano, Anelka, Sessegnon; Anichebe.
Pre Subs: Jones, Sterling, Agger, Kelly, Moses, Allen, Alberto.
Pre The Reds team in full is: Mignolet, Cissokho, Toure, Sakho, Skrtel, Johnson, Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson, Sturridge, Suarez.
Pre TEAM NEWS: Brendan Rodgers has made one change to the Liverpool line-up, with midfielder Lucas Leiva returning to the starting XI.
Pre And if you can’t wait that long for some live football, watch the Reds’ U18s host Southampton at the Kirkby Academy this morning – the match kicks off at 11am BST, with build-up on LFC TV from 10.30am.
Pre You’ll receive confirmed team news directly from the home dressing room via those sources before anywhere else at around 2pm BST.
Pre If you don’t already, make sure to follow LFC’s social media channels – including Facebook, Google+, Instagram and Twitter – for exclusive photos, updates and more from the ground.
Pre Tune into LFCTV from 2pm for live build-up on the club’s official television channel and return once the action is complete to have your say in our phone-in programme; to get involved, phone 0845 234 4567, email lfctv@liverpoolfc.com, text 60070 starting your message with the word 'KOP' or tweet @LFC.
Pre Check the Liverpoolfc.com homepage now for more on all of those stories, plus further pre-match build-up. Keep an eye there throughout the day too, for a final-whistle match report from Anfield, live photos and reaction from the manager.
Pre He shared: “Attack with pace. Our defence has been tremendous this year and any side who tries to be aerial or direct has been snuffed out by the warriors G-Mac and Jonas Olsson but they are both susceptible to people running at them. Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge will undoubtedly fancy their chances.”
Pre We also sought the lowdown from the Hawthorns from Baggies supporter Ben Ruhrmund, who helpfully revealed what he believes to be the best way of hurting his team.
Pre "I can sleep very well - it's not important for me,” he said. “Winning the game is what is important for me. We know West Brom are a good team. They are strong and they have a very good coach. Steve Clarke knows most of the players here.”
Pre At the other end of the spectrum, Luis Suarez has – surprisingly – never scored against today’s visitors in five attempts. In an exclusive interview with the Uruguayan earlier this week, we asked him whether he was aware of the fact…
Pre Sturridge, meanwhile, is only the second Liverpool player in history to score in seven of the opening eight league games of a campaign. In 1987, John Aldridge scored in each of the first nine. Only Southampton have prevented the No.15 from scoring in the Premier League this season.
Pre After reaching the landmark of 100 Premier League goals last weekend, Reds skipper Gerrard will achieve another milestone today. He is in line to play his 450th top-flight game for Liverpool and, in doing so, become only the ninth Reds player to achieve the feat.
Pre Defender Jose Enrique is expected to miss out on Saturday too with a knee problem, but Rodgers reported no fresh injury concerns amongst his squad – plus the Northern Irishman has Lucas Leiva available for selection once again.
Pre The Brazilian is on the comeback trail from a shoulder injury; at his pre-match press conference on Thursday, the boss said: “He might just be short for this weekend. He has re-joined training with the group. He's been on the field doing a lot of physical work. He has joined in with the team on a non-contact basis. I think, after the weekend, he'll be fine.”
Pre In this corresponding fixture last season, the Baggies – managed by former Reds assistant coach Steve Clarke – ran out surprise 2-0 victors on a night when Philippe Coutinho made his LFC debut.
Pre We will keep you updated with everything that happens before, during and after today’s encounter right here – enjoy minute-by-minute updates, audio commentary, LFC TV, in-play stats and much more without having to refresh or leave this page.
Pre That result extended a run which has seen Brendan Rodgers’ side suffer just one defeat in their opening eight league fixtures; they currently sit third in the standings, two points behind the leaders.
Pre Seven days have passed since Liverpool’s last outing, when Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge were on target during a 2-2 draw with Newcastle United at St James’ Park.
Pre Welcome to the Liverpoolfc.com match centre – today the Reds welcome West Bromwich Albion in the Barclays Premier League, with kick-off at Anfield scheduled for 3pm BST.
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