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Anfield (ATT 44,737) 18th January 2014 - Kick off 17:30

Liverpool Liverpool vs Aston Villa A Villa

Liverpool 2

D Sturridge (45+2)
S Gerrard (pen 53)


A Villa 2

A Weimann (25)
C Benteke (36)

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  1. 90+4

    It's all over as the referee brings it a close and it ends 2-2.

  2. 90+3

    Suarez gets in down the left, but his shot from a tight angle is blocked by Guzan.

  3. 90

    There will be four minutes of added time at the end of the 90 minutes.

  4. 90

    Sterling pulls back Luna to give Villa free-kick as he approach injury-time.

  5. 88

    Bacuna is booked for timewasting as he throws the ball away.

  6. 87

    Poor from Sturridge as he tries a cross with the outside of his left foot and it goes straight into the arms of Guzan.

  7. 86

    Suarez gives the ball away again on an off day for the striker.

  8. 82

    The game has lost some of it's tempo with both sides tiring.

  9. 81

    Villa make their final change of the game as Luna comes in for Bertrand.

  10. 80

    Westwood is down and in need of treatment.

  11. 79

    Suarez wastes a chance to play in Cissokho down the left as he overhits his pass and it goes out of play.

  12. 77

    Great effort from Suarez from fully 35 yards out as his free-kick flies just the wrong side of the post with Guzan beaten.

  13. 75

    Well-worked free-kick from Villas as Westwood finds Holt and he flicks the ball into the path of Delph who fires over a dangerous cross which is missed by everyone.

  14. 74

    Suarez is caught offside from Sterling's pass.

  15. 72

    From the corner Holt gets his head on the ball, but is unable to direct his effort on target.

  16. 72

    Villa win a corner as they continue to go forward.

  17. 69

    Benteke is given a ticking off by the referee for another physical challenge.

  18. 67

    Space opens up for Sterling and he should do better than hit his left-footed effort wide of the target.

  19. 66

    Lucas is unable to continue and Joe Allen replaces him in midfield.

  20. 65

    Great save from Guzan to keep out Henderson's powerful shot on the edge of the box.

  21. 64

    Lucas is trying to shake off the knee injury to play on.

  22. 64

    Suarez has a sight of goal from Johnson's pass, but his effort is well saved by Guzan.

  23. 63

    It looks like Lucas is struggling with a knee problem.

  24. 62

    Villa make their second change of the game as Sylla replaces El Ahmadi.

  25. 62

    Lucas is down and in need of treatment.

  26. 60

    Great effort from Delph as he cuts inside Lucas and curls his effort just wide of the target.

  27. 59

    Wasteful from Sterling as he fires over his cross from the right and it goes straight out of play.

  28. 58

    Villa win a free-kick midway inside the Liverpool half as Lucas catches Delph.

  29. 57

    Sturridge works some space for himself on the edge of the box, but fails to catch his shot and the effort is saved by Guzan.

  30. 57

    Villa have responded well from conceding the equaliser and have fired over a few dangerous crosses which have caused alarm in the Liverpool defence.

  31. 54

    Suarez tries his luck with a quickly taken free-kick from fully 40 yards out, but his effort just goes over the crossbar with Guzan scrambling back to his line.

  32. 53

    GOAL: Gerrard scores from the spot with a well-struck penalty.

  33. 53

    Minimal contact from Guzan on Suarez.

  34. 52

    PENALTY: Suarez goes down in the box under a challenge from Guzan.

  35. 52

    Chance for Holt, but his pass is poor and cut out by Johnson as it runs through to Mignolet.

  36. 49

    Agbonlahor is forced off and replaced by Grant Holt on his debut.

  37. 49

    It looks like Agbonlahor is going to have to come off.

  38. 49

    Agbonlahor is down and in need of treatment.

  39. 48

    Bertrand is booked on his debut for a late tackle on Sterling.

  40. 47

    The ball falls to Suarez wide on the left-hand side of the box, but his curling effort is too high and goes over the crossbar.

  41. 46

    RESTART: Liverpool get the second half underway.

  42. 46

    Liverpool make a change at the break as Lucas comes on for Coutinho.

  43. 45+3

    The referee brings the first half to a close with Villa going in at the break 2-1 up.

  44. 47

    Sturridge gets on the end of a flick from Henderson to lift the ball over Guzan. Game on.

  45. 47

    GOAL: Liverpool pull a goal back.

  46. 45

    There will be three minutes of added time at the end of the opening 45 minutes.

  47. 45

    The corner comes to nothing as Guzan collects the ball.

  48. 45

    Decent strike from Coutinho is blocked by Clark for a corner.

  49. 43

    Villa looking really good on the ball with Delph and Westwood dominating the midfield.

  50. 41

    What a miss from Cissokho as Suarez beats two Villa defenders and lays the ball into Cissokho who slices his shot horribly wide of the target with Suarez screaming for a pass back to him.

  51. 40

    Villa had nine attempts to Liverpool's three so far in the game.

  52. 38

    Liverpool all at sea so far at the back and in midfield.

  53. 37

    Villa make it 2-0 as Mignolet flaps at Agbonlahor's cross and Benteke is on hand to head home from six yards.

  54. 37

    GOAL: Villa go 2-0 up.

  55. 35

    More good defending from Villa as Clark holds of Suarez from getting on Sturridge's intended pass.

  56. 34

    Great tackle from Vlaar on Suarez as the striker tried to turn the Villa skipper inside the box.

  57. 32

    It looks like Brendan Rodgers has made a tactical change with Coutinho moving into a more central midfield role.

  58. 32

    Suarez slips in Sterling down the right and his cross is palmed away by Guzan.

  59. 31

    Suarez and Sturridge almost link up for the first time today, but Villa have enough bodies back to clear the danger.

  60. 29

    Agbonlahor is still struggling after that knock.

  61. 28

    Liverpool play on and Sturridge picks up the ball and tries a volley which flashes over the top.

  62. 28

    Worry for Liverpool as Suarez is down after taking a knock to the face.

  63. 28

    From the corner Mignolet gathers the ball at the second attempt.

  64. 27

    Agbonlahor takes a painful one after falling over the advertising hoardings

  65. 27

    Coutinho almost picks out Henderson's wrong into the box, but the ball runs through to Guzan.

  66. 25

    Agbonlahor beats Toure for pace all ends up down the left and crosses for Weimann to tap home from close range.

  67. 25

    GOAL: Villa break the deadlock through Weimann.

  68. 24

    Villa inches from taking the lead at Clark heads against the post with a free header from a corner.

  69. 23

    Villa win a corner as El Ahmadi sees his cut back put behind by Toure.

  70. 21

    Sturridge finds space on the edge of the box and tries to curl one from the edge of the box, but his effort fails to hit the target.

  71. 21

    El Ahmadi is booked for a reckless challenge on Cissokho.

  72. 20

    Westwood's free-kick evades everyone and goes out of play.

  73. 19

    Villa win a free-kick in a decent position for Henderson's foul.

  74. 19

    Nothing has gone right for Coutinho yet as he misses his kick and the ball goes straight out of play.

  75. 18

    Gerrard loses the ball again in midfield and Weimann runs to the edge of the box before firing his left-footed shot well over the top.

  76. 17

    The free-kick from Gerrard is poor and flies straight out of play.

  77. 16

    Play switches straight to the other end and Clark is booked for a foul on Sturridge.

  78. 16

    Good move from Villa ends in Westwood firing a half-volley straight at Mignolet.

  79. 15

    Coutinho gives the ball away in a good position to sum up Liverpool's play so far

  80. 14

    Nice link up play between Benteke and Weimann before Toure clears.

  81. 13

    Suarez is still not happy that he did not get a free-kick for that challenge on the edge of the box.

  82. 12

    Worry for Liverpool as Suarez is down after a challenge from Clark.

  83. 12

    Villa made the better start of the two sides and they are enjoying plenty of the ball so far.

  84. 11

    Good defending from Bertrand as he holds up Sterling and wins a free-kick off the Liverpool man in the end.

  85. 9

    Liverpool looking uncomfortable at the back so far dealing with the Villa forward line.

  86. 9

    Slow start from Liverpool as Gerrard gives the ball away and the home side have yet to get started so far.

  87. 7

    Both players are back on their feet and are okay to continue.

  88. 6

    Injury concerns for both sides from the corner with Benteke and Toure down in the box after colliding.

  89. 6

    Gerrard's cross is put behind for a corner by Bacuna with the ball seeming to strike his arm.

  90. 5

    Liverpool win a free-kick on the edge of the box after Delph fells Sterling.

  91. 5

    Another opening for Villa as Agbonlahor gets in down the left, but his cross is cut out by Skrtel before being cleared by Gerrard.

  92. 4

    Benteke wins another flick on, but this time it runs straight to Mignolet.

  93. 3

    Encouraging start for Villa who have shown they plan to go on the attack tonight.

  94. 1

    What a chance for Villa as Benteke wins a flick on to Agbonlahor who goes one and one with Mignolet, but pokes his effort just wide of the target.

  95. Kick-off: Aston Villa get the game underway at Anfield attacking the Kop.

  96. The two teams are out on the pitch as we approach kick-off.

  97. Ryan Bertrand goes straight into the Aston Villa starting line-up after his loan switch from Chelsea, but fellow loan signing Grant Holt will have to content himself with a place on the bench.

  98. Lucas is dropped to the bench for Liverpool with Daniel Sturridge returning to the starting XI after returning from injury off the bench last week against Stoke.

  99. What do you make of the team news for both teams?

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  102. TEAM NEWS

    SUBS: Steer, Sylla, Helenius, Albrighton, Luna, Gardner, Holt.

  103. TEAM NEWS

    Aston Villa XI v Liverpool: Guzan, Bacuna, Vlaar, Clark, Bertrand, El Ahmadi, Westwood, Delph, Agbonlahor, Weimann, Benteke.

  104. TEAM NEWS

    Liverpool SUBS: Jones, Kelly, Lucas, Moses, Allen, Aspas, Alberto.

  105. TEAM NEWS

    Liverpool XI vs Aston Villa: Mignolet, Johnson, Cissokho, Skrtel, Toure, Gerrard, Henderson, Sterling, Coutinho, Sturridge, Suarez.

  106. The team news is in...

  107. Whilst we wait for the team news, why no visit our friends at SkyBet for a little flutter. Liverpool 2/9 Draw 11/2, Aston Villa 14/1

  108. Welcome to our minute-by-minute commentary of Liverpool's Premier League clash against Aston Villa from Anfield.



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