BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE

Anfield, England

Referee: Howard Webb | Attendance: 44238

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Liverpool

  • Fernando Torres 11'
  • Fernando Torres 44'

2 - 0

FT

  • 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'

    KICK OFF

  •  

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

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

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    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.

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  •  

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

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Goal Shot Video
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  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Liverpool

  • 12(6)

  • 26

  • 16

  • 35%

    65%

  • Chelsea

  • 13(5)

  • 19

  • 18

Liverpool

Line-up
POS No Name

G

25 Pepe Reina

D

3 Paul Konchesky

D

23 Jamie Carragher

D

34 Martin Kelly

D

37 Martin Skrtel

M

4 Raul Meireles
M
26 Jay Spearing

M

8 Steven Gerrard

M

17 Maxi Rodríguez

M

21 Lucas

F

9 Fernando Torres
F
24 David Ngog

F

18 Dirk Kuyt
M
33 Jonjo Shelvey
 
Substitutes
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

Chelsea

Line-up
POS No Name

G

1 Petr Cech

D

2 Branislav Ivanovic
D
17 José Bosingwa

D

3 Ashley Cole

D

26 John Terry

D

33 Alex

M

7 Ramires

M

12 John Obi Mikel

M

18 Yury Zhirkov
F
23 Daniel Sturridge

F

15 Florent Malouda

F

21 Salomon Kalou
F
11 Didier Drogba

F

39 Nicolas Anelka
 
Substitutes
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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