Barclays Premier League
4 - 1

Liverpool v West Ham

7 Dec 2013, KO: 15:00

Minute by minute

Post We'll be back next Sunday, when the Reds travel to Tottenham Hotspur. YNWA.
Post That's all from our commentary today - thanks for following.
Post Check the homepage now for a full report from the manager's post-match press conference.
Post Over on our official Twitter account, @LFC, fans have voted Luis Suarez as today's man of the match.
Post The boss on Daniel Agger: "Daniel felt sick this morning when we arrived at the training ground. But a more than capable replacement came in, who I thought was excellent. I thought Sakho looked strong and aggressive and he looked like he really wanted to take his opportunity. He did that. I thought he and Skrtel were both excellent."
Post Rodgers on Gerrard: "We just need to assess that in the next day or so. It was definitely his hamstring. Hopefully it's just a strain and we'll see where we're at in the next 48 hours."
Post The boss has told his press conference that Daniel Agger felt sick at the training ground this morning.
Post The home side enjoyed 64.4 per cent of possession against the Londoners.
Post The Reds launched 32 shots at the West Ham goal during the 90 minutes.
Post Brendan Rodgers confirmed post-match that Steven Gerrard suffered a hamstring strain before being substituted.
Post On-loan Red Oussama Assaidi scored the winner for Stoke City against Chelsea.
Post A draw for Manchester City and defeat for Chelsea means Liverpool are now up to second in the standings.
Post Another win and four more goals, including two for Luis Suarez, as the Reds make it back-to-back victories at Anfield.
91 First Booking: James Collins:
90 Three minutes added on.
88 Nearly another hat-trick for our No.7, who works space in the West Ham box but sees his shot knocked away by Collins.
85 Substitution: Matthew Taylor for Matt Jarvis:
84 Suarez has another as his blast at goal takes a huge deflection and ends up in the back of the net.
84 GOAL! Luis Suarez:
82 Sending Off: Kevin Nolan:
81 First Booking: Guy Demel:
80 No doubts about this one! Suarez powers home Johnson's cross for his 14th goal of the season.
80 GOAL! Luis Suarez:
77 Substitution: Martin Kelly for Jon Flanagan:
74 First Booking: Joe Cole:
71 Substitution: Victor Moses for Raheem Sterling:
66 West Ham reduce their arrears through an own goal - Skrtel unfortunately diverting a Jarvis header past Mignolet.
66 Own Goal! Martin Skrtel:
62 Incredible save by Jaaskelainen to keep Sterling out, after the forward redirected Joe Allen's pass towards the corner.
61 How did that not go in? Coutinho sends Henderson into a huge amount of space on the right and his cutback is perfect for Sterling to tap home - but it instead flies over.
58 Impressive stop by Jaaskelainen, diving to his left, to keep out a curling Coutinho effort.
57 Johnson has taken the captain's armband for Liverpool.
56 Substitution: Joey O'Brien for James Tomkins:
56 Substitution: Lucas Leiva for Steven Gerrard:
54 Gerrard drives down the right wing and pulls back his boot with the goal in his sights - Collins gets back to block.
50 Suarez sends a header straight at Jaaskelainen from an excellent Gerrard corner.
47 We're giving that one to Martin! Gerrard curls in a free-kick which Sakho diverts towards goal; a combination of Skrtel and Hammers defender James Collins put the ball in the net.
47 GOAL! Martin Skrtel:
46 Substitution: Joe Cole for Stewart Downing:
45 As scores stand, Liverpool would move above Manchester City into second place in the Barclays Premier League.
45 Check the homepage now for live photos from Anfield.
45 One minute added on.
42 The Reds break the deadlock after Suarez's blast was punched away by Jaaskelainen and turned into his own net by Demel.
42 Own Goal! Guy Demel:
41 Sterling should score... Coutinho releases him with a brilliant through ball and the winger uses his pace to reach the pass first - but his poked finish carries wide.
40 Jarvis worries the Reds once more, creating a yard of space and drilling a cross right across the penalty area which, fortunately, evades everyone.
37 Gerrard searches for Suarez with a trademark cross-field pass but the forward is denied by a strong Guy Demel challenge.
35 Superb defensive work by the No.31, who returns to the other end of the pitch to prevent a West Ham attack and ultimately win a free-kick.
33 Sterling has just found freedom behind a well-organised Hammers backline but the youngster - who turns 19 tomorrow - scuffed his left-footer into the goalkeeper's arms.
31 Almost an opportunity for the hosts as Coutinho works his way into the box and waits for the time to find a colleague. But West Ham are able to reclaim possession at the final moment.
28 This time it's Coutinho who lashes an attempt at the West Ham goal - the Brazilian's strike travels wide to the left.
24 Suarez tries his luck from 20 yards in a central position but his drive deflects the wrong side of the post.
21 Outstanding save by Mignolet! Jarvis scurries down the left and finds Modibo Maiga with an accurate delivery - the Reds' No.22 reacts instantly to palm away the header.
20 Sterling whips a bouncing cross into the six-yard box but alert goalkeeping by Jaaskelainen thwarts the home side.
17 Now Suarez plays in Henderson and when the No.14 curls goalwards, it hits his Uruguayan teammate and the danger passes.
15 A superb counter-attack by the Reds sees Raheem Sterling race onto Simon Mignolet's long ball out, before crossing to the back post for Jordan Henderson. The midfielder's effort is blocked away for a corner, though.
14 ...but Steven Gerrard heads clear the centre by Stewart Downing.
13 Battling play by Mohamed Diame earns the visitors a promising free-kick on the right flank...
10 Then Philippe Coutinho plays the No.7 through in behind, but his low shot is saved to his right by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
9 First piece of creativity from Suarez, who collects a Jon Flanagan pass on the left corner of the box and attempts a delicate lob in the opposite direction. Wide this time.
7 Former Hammer Glen Johnson threatens with a raid down the right but the full-back's cross drifts too high.
4 Neither side has quite settled into a rhythm as yet during the opening exchanges.
2 Matthew Jarvis directs an early header wide at the back post, while Luis Suarez responds with a dribble at the other end to win a corner.
1 KICK-OFF: Come on, Reds!
Pre But first, an impeccably observed minute's applause in honour of Nelson Mandela.
Pre Here come the two teams and a rendition of YNWA. Not long until kick-off now.
Pre West Ham subs: Adrian, O'Brien, Collison, Diarra, C.Cole, J.Cole, Taylor.
Pre West Ham team: Jaaskelainen, Demel, McCartney, Collins, Tomkins, Noble, Diame, Nolan, Downing, Jarvis, Maiga.
Pre Subs: Jones, Cissokho, Kelly, Lucas, Moses, Alberto, Aspas.
Pre Reds’ XI in full: Mignolet, Flanagan, Sakho, Skrtel, Johnson, Allen, Gerrard, Henderson, Sterling, Coutinho, Suarez.
Pre TEAM NEWS: Brendan Rodgers makes one change to his side against West Ham, with Mamadou Sakho replacing Daniel Agger, who is ruled out through illness.
Pre Tune into the club’s official television channel now, meanwhile, for live football – Neil Critchley’s U18s are facing off against Manchester United this morning.
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Pre On, we will bring you live photos from Anfield throughout the game, a final-whistle match report and the thoughts of the boss from his press conference.
Pre You will discover the starting XI to face the Hammers on our official Twitter account, @LFC, before anywhere else – with all of the Reds’ online channels publishing the news at around 2pm GMT.
Pre For the best build-up to today’s encounter, tune into LFC TV from 2pm GMT for pre-match analysis from Gary Gillespie and Jason McAteer plus interviews and the all-important team news.
Pre Interestingly, Rodgers’ charges are 11 points better off than they were at the same stage last season (14 games). They have 27 points so far in 2013-14.
Pre Liverpool could climb as high as second in the Premier League with a win over the Hammers, dependent on the results of Chelsea and Manchester City – and could reduce the gap to leaders Arsenal to four points.
Pre The Northern Irishman also reported no fresh injury concerns for his squad as they prepare for a third Premier League match in less than a week.
Pre “But the best in anything, whatever sport it is, the greatest ones will always make the others around them better. That's what Luis Suarez does. He's a great player, he inspires others.”
Pre At his pre-match press conference, the manager lauded the contribution of the No.7 and his impact on the teammates around him. "You have many good players, many really talented players,” he said.
Pre The Uruguayan has scored nine goals in his last three home games, 25 goals in his last 24 league games and 13 in nine games this season.
Pre Brendan Rodgers’ side are looking for back-to-back victories at their home ground after the Luis Suarez-inspired 5-1 thrashing of Norwich City on Wednesday night.
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Pre Welcome to the match centre for the Reds’ 15th Barclays Premier League fixture of the season, against West Ham United – you can follow all of the action right here.