Anfield, England

Referee: Howard Webb | Attendance: 44238

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  • Fernando Torres 11'
  • Fernando Torres 44'

2 - 0


  • 94'

    FULL TIME A superb victory for Liverpool, and they thoroughly deserve it. Two superb goals from Torres, and Chelsea suffer their second defeat of the season.

  • 93'

    Maxi is clean through as Liverpool break, takes it round Cech and goes down but he went down far too theatrically. He should have hit it earlier.

  • 92'

    Meireles comes off and Jay Spearing comes on.

  • 91'

    Three minutes added...

  • 90'

    Ngog gets to a long ball in front of Alex and is clattered.

  • 89'

    Sturridge has another pop but Reina is right behind it.

  • 88'

    44 goals in 47 games at Anfield for Torres now. Some record.

  • 87'

    Fernando Torres comes off to a standing ovation and David Ngog is on.

  • 87'

    Now Reina comes out to claim the ball from Sturridge but misses it. Though he makes amends as he dives back on the ball.

  • 86'

    Brilliant work from Carragher, as he makes sure Drogba can't tap in after Anelka's shot was diverted onto the bar by Reina.

  • 85'

    Drogba nods down but niehter ANelka nor Sturridge can profit.

  • 84'

    Kuyt trots off and Jonjo Shelvey is on.

  • 83'

    Sturridge meets yet another cross but nods wide.

  • 82'

    Cole gets down the left and crosses but Skrtel is there to clear.

  • 81'

    Liverpool break and Lucas holds play up before Torres tries to dribble into the area but is beaten by Alex.

  • 80'

    Anelka gets round Kelly but Gerrard cuts out his low cross.

  • 79'

    A good header from Kelly to prevent Drogba meeting Bosingwa's cross.

  • 78'

    Half chances for Chelsea as Drogba crosses and Terry misses his kick, then Sturridge's shot is blocked.

  • 77'

    Torres and Gerrard head downfield but make a mess of a decent opening, the Spaniard selling his pal short with the pass.

  • 76'

    Zhirkov is off and Sturridge comes on.

  • 75'

    Kuyt returns the favour on Terry but immediately apologises. No action taken.

  • 74'

    What a chance! Kuyt spins on a ball inside the area and fires in a low shot and Cech's right foot diverts it behind for another corner. Superb stop.

  • 73'

    Now Torres has a wildly optimistic shot from an angle but it gets a deflection and heads behind for a corner.

  • 72'

    Gerrard mops up and releases Torres but Ramires gets a foot in.

  • 71'

    Torres volleys on goal but it is right at Cech.

  • 70'

    Bosingwa on, Ivanovic makes way.

  • 69'

    Terry and Kuyt collide. Bit of a naughty one from Terry, who didn't seem to be looking at the ball.

  • 68'

    Good noise from the Kop as they try and lift their troops. I think they have appreciated the rearguard action in this second half.

  • 67'

    Bosingwa is getting ready on the bench.

  • 66'

    Ancelotti and Ray Wilkins consult on the bench. Changes are imminent I think.

  • 65'

    Fantastic save from Reina! Drogba wins the ball and crosses into the box, Malouda meets it from eight yards out but the 'keeper pulls off a tremendous save.

  • 64'

    Liverpool have been non-existent as an attacking force for the last 15 minutes or so.

  • 63'

    Cole crosses now but Reina is out to claim.

  • 62'

    Malouda turns in a decent cross but no-one was advanced enough to get on the end of it.

  • 61'

    Smart save from Reina as Zhirkov bursts into the box and unloads towards the near post.

  • 60'

    Malouda wins a corner. The pressure is slowly starting to mount.

  • 59'

    Real chance for Ramires as he meets Cole's lovely cross. A poor header.

  • 58'

    Drogba's effort is poor and well, well wide.

  • 57'

    Anelka's shot is blocked by Carragher before Kuyt robs the ball from Cole. Then Skrtel is penalised for a bump on Drogba.

  • 55'

    Ancelotti needs to chane something here. Chelsea just aren't at the races.

  • 54'

    Drogba heads over to get some instruction from the bench but Malouda's delivery is awful.

  • 52'

    Drogba's run is halted by a good Gerrard tackle but Terry then dispossesses Torres when a ball to Meireles was on.

  • 51'

    Meireles tries to find Torres but Terry was in attendance. Liverpool have started brightly again in this half. No serious goal threat from Chelsea yet.

  • 49'

    Malouda is getting frustrated as he is penalised for another foul. A yellow might not be far off.

  • 48'

    A wayward effort on goal from Anelka.

  • 47'

    Maxi has a pop on goal but Cech is right behind it.

  • 46'

    We begin again and Drogba is on. Kalou makes way..

  • 45'

    HALF TIME What a 45 minutes for Liverpool, Roy Hodgson and Fernando Torres. He looks back to his lethal best. Chelsea need some serious changes if they are to compete in the second half.

  • 45'

    Anelka fires wide of the target but he was a yard offside. Chelsea are stunned here.

  • 44'

    Cole slips as Chelsea looked to break, Meireles feeds Torres and he cuts in from the left to bend a beautiful shot into the corner.

  • 44'

    GOAL Torres again! What a goal!

  • 43'

    Webb lectures Malouda about something and Liverpool have another free kick.

  • 42'

    Anelka jumps into his former team mate Carragher and gives away a free kick.

  • 40'

    Gerrard whips it in but Ramires heads clear.

  • 39'

    Terry climbs over Torres and Mikel to win a header and ensures everyone lies injured after it. He actually kneed Terry in the back of the head. Liverpool free kick.

  • 39'

    Zhirkov's corner is poor and Gerrard hoofs clear at the near post.

  • 38'

    Malouda wins the ball and has a crack - its deflected behind for a corner.

  • 37'

    A tasty looking tackle from Torres on Ramires but Howard Webb had already brought the game back for a Liverpool free kick.

  • 36'

    An opening for Kalou, or it would have been, had the flag not gone up.

  • 35'

    A waste of a free kick as Malouda's ball in is nodded wide by Alex.

  • 34'

    Lucas hauls down Malouda.

  • 33'

    Maxi's touch is horrible as Kuyt finds him. There was decent space ahead of him too.

  • 32'

    Kelly cuts inside and unleashes a powerful shot that Terry blocks, then Kuyt concedes a needless foul on the Chelsea skipper as the ball drops.

  • 31'

    Chelsea can't get anything going down the left at all, despite Cole, Zhirkov and Malouda all getting involved in that last attack.

  • 30'

    Kalou nods to Anelka even though he could see his colleague was offside. Skrtel is relieved as it was his weak header that offered the chance.

  • 29'

    Maxi and Torres get in a bit of a tangle as a loose ball is on offer in the area.

  • 27'

    A shout for handball on Zhirkov as Meireles fires in a shot, then as Kelly gets involved, the Portuguese gets a strike on goal that Cech saves.

  • 26'

    Roy Hodgson will be delighted with his team's start to this match. They look like an XI with restored confidence.

  • 24'

    Torres and Lucas swap passes but the striker can't get there before Alex.

  • 23'

    Torres nudges Alex out of the way to meet Meireles' cross but the whistle sounds.

  • 22'

    Another burst forward from Gerrard, as he draw Ramires into a foul.

  • 21'

    Its all very combative in midfield now as Liverpool sit compactly. Chelsea struggling to get numbers forward.

  • 20'

    Decent move from Liverpool as Torres flicks on and Maxi's snapshot flies over the bar.

  • 19'

    Zhirkov gets a yellow for bringing down Lucas. A shame for Liverpool, as they had a break on.

  • 18'

    Chelsea enjoying 60% possession so far.

  • 17'

    Another strong run from Malouda, who offloads to Kalou but Kelly slides in with a decent challenge. Anfield roar.

  • 16'

    Malouda's run looks menacing until a Kelly leg diverts the ball back to Reina.

  • 15'

    Torres hoofs a ball upfield to relieve some pressure and Cech miscontrols it horribly. Luckily for him, there was no-one around to profit and he tidies up.

  • 14'

    Kelly, the young right back, gets his head on a ball intended for Malouda. Anfield is rocking now.

  • 13'

    Cole gets down the left and crosses but Kalou's header is right at Reina.

  • 12'

    If you'll forgive me, that was a real Dutch of class from Kuyt. Solid finish too. Is Fernando back for good?

  • 11'

    A splendid pass from Kuyt as he lofts a ball over Terry. Torres controls well and hits his shot into the ground and up over Cech.

  • 11'

    GOAL Torres strikes!

  • 9'

    Neat control from Gerrard who does well to turn Ramires and find Kuyt but the Dutchman can't find a return pass.

  • 8'

    Maxi does well to cut out Terry's long ball looking for Anelka.

  • 6'

    Maxi looks for Torres but overhits the pass. A pretty even start so far.

  • 5'

    Liverpool's turn to deliver a cross into the box from a free kick but Chelsea clear comfortably.

  • 4'

    Chelsea's free kick is cleared before a long ball from Ivanovic can't be collected by Kalou.

  • 3'

    Zhirkov twists and turns before falling under a challenge by Gerrard.

  • 2'

    Chelsea enjoying all the possession so far, until Malouda's stray pass.

  • 1'



    So, Didier Drogba is on the bench, presumably after his exertions in midweek. As for Liverpool, its a welcome return for Dirk Kuyt.


    Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Terry, Alex, Cole, Ramires, Mikel, Zhirkov, Kalou, Anelka, Malouda. Subs: Turnbull, Drogba, Bosingwa, Ferreira, Sturridge, Kakuta, McEachran.


    Liverpool: Reina, Kelly, Carragher, Skrtel, Konchesky, Meireles, Lucas, Kuyt, Gerrard, Maxi, Torres. Subs: Hansen, Jovanovic, Wilson, Ngog, Spearing, Poulsen, Shelvey.


    Good afternoon all and welcome to live commentary on Chelsea's trip to Liverpool.


    Roy Hodgson will be desperate to maintain the Reds' recent revival against the title favourites, and Jon Carter says victory over Chelsea would be a massive boost.



    Live commentary from Liverpool v Chelsea will appear here from 1600 GMT.

Goal Shot Video
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Liverpool

  • 12(6)

  • 26

  • 16

  • 35%


  • Chelsea

  • 13(5)

  • 19

  • 18


POS No Name


25 Pepe Reina


3 Paul Konchesky


23 Jamie Carragher


34 Martin Kelly


37 Martin Skrtel


4 Raul Meireles
26 Jay Spearing


8 Steven Gerrard


17 Maxi Rodríguez


21 Lucas


9 Fernando Torres
24 David Ngog


18 Dirk Kuyt
33 Jonjo Shelvey
POS No Name
G 41 Martin Hansen
D 22 Danny Wilson
M 14 Milan Jovanovic
M 26 Jay Spearing
M 28 Christian Poulsen
M 33 Jonjo Shelvey
F 24 David Ngog


POS No Name


1 Petr Cech


2 Branislav Ivanovic
17 José Bosingwa


3 Ashley Cole


26 John Terry


33 Alex


7 Ramires


12 John Obi Mikel


18 Yury Zhirkov
23 Daniel Sturridge


15 Florent Malouda


21 Salomon Kalou
11 Didier Drogba


39 Nicolas Anelka
POS No Name
G 22 Ross Turnbull
D 17 José Bosingwa
D 19 Paulo Ferreira
M 44 Gael Kakuta
M 46 Joshua McEachran
F 11 Didier Drogba
F 23 Daniel Sturridge

Match Stats

  • Liverpool
  • Chelsea
12(6) Shots (on goal) 13(5)
16 Fouls 18
2 Corner kicks 5
3 Offsides 3
35% Time of Possession 65%
0 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
5 Saves 4

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