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Barclays Premier League

Monday, 13 April 2015,

Liverpool
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Newcastle
  • Kickoff: 20:00 BST
  • Stadium: Anfield
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Anfield
  • Attendance: 44,611
  • 9' Raheem Sterling
  • 70' Joe Allen
  • 83' Moussa Sissoko

Liverpool

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Newcastle United

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Sturridge: We can still challenge

Striker Daniel Sturridge believes Liverpool can challenge for the title again next season despite not being able to build on last year's runners-up spot.

The Reds' top-four hopes took a nosedive with defeats to Manchester United and Arsenal and despite having an FA Cup semi-final to look forward to next weekend they seem likely to miss out on their main aim of retaining Champions League football.

Injury to Sturridge, coupled with the loss of star man Luis Suarez in the summer, contributed to a poor start to the campaign which is now costing them dearly.

However, the England international has not given up on a top-four slot just yet and even if they do fall short he has confidence they can up the ante when they start afresh in August.

"We have, of course, not played as well as we have done in the last season but things change," he told Press Association Sport.

"Of course we aim to play well until the end of the season and next season we will hopefully be able to win the Premier League, not just get into the top four.

"We just need to start the season better than we did this season.

"Top-four is still feasible. We have seven games left and anything is possible.

"Every game is important now. If we advance in the cup we will have nine games and every one will be a cup final.

"The FA Cup is huge for us but we have to still understand we have a chance in the Premier League and getting into the top four.

"We won't put our eggs in one basket. There are still seven games to go in the Premier League and we are looking forward to playing in each of those."

Newcastle are the visitors on Monday, ideal opponents to get their league form back on track as their Anfield record is woeful.

They have lost 16 times and drawn just three of their last 19 visits, with their last victory at the ground coming in April 1994

Liverpool will again be without inspirational captain Steven Gerrard and defensive linchpin Martin Skrtel, who both serve the final match of their respective three-game bans.

A one-game suspension to defender Emre Can in last week's FA Cup quarter-final replay at Blackburn prompted manager Brendan Rodgers to abandon his successful 3-4-3-1 formation and restore a flat-back four, which rewarded him with a clean sheet after conceding six in two games against United and Arsenal.

Rodgers' flexibility on tactics got Liverpool out of their sticky patch earlier this season and Sturridge believes that and the way he coaches the players to embrace new styles and systems is a huge positive for the club.

"The manager is adaptable in terms of the way the team plays and changes a lot of things around," he said.

"It is important to have someone like that in the camp who is a man-manager and talks to the players.

"It is important you can have a manger you can talk to and we just look forward to playing for this club."

Head coach John Carver is hoping Newcastle can do at Liverpool on Monday night what they finally managed to do at Manchester United last season.

The Magpies have not won a league game at Anfield since April 1994, when goals from Rob Lee and Andy Cole secured a 2-0 victory.

However, they had not managed to collect three points at Old Trafford since February 1972 when Yohan Cabaye fired them to a 1-0 win in December 2013, and Carver is pinning his hopes on a similar breakthrough on Merseyside.

He said: "We have a great relationship with the Liverpool fans. Liverpool and Newcastle fans have had some fantastic matches to watch between the sides, like the two 4-3 games there.

"We've responded in the past and the players owe it to themselves. We won at Old Trafford last season. So, Theatre of Dreams, Anfield - two meccas of football - and it can be done."

Daryl Janmaat should be fit to take his place in the Newcastle team despite an injury scare.

The full-back, who has been playing in central defence because of skipper Fabricio Coloccini's suspension, suffered a suspected tear to a calf muscle during the warm-up at Sunderland on Sunday, but managed to play the full 90 minutes and appears to have suffered no lasting ill-effects.

91'+4

End Regular Time

91'+3

Attempt missed. Ryan Taylor (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

91'+2

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90'

Ryan Taylor (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 90'

90'

Alberto Moreno

90'

Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'

Emre Can (Liverpool) Throw In at 90'

89'

Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 89'

89'

Ryan Taylor (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 89'

89'

Substitution, Liverpool. Rickie Lambert replaces Raheem Sterling.

88'

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87'

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Michael Williamson.

87'

Glen Johnson (Liverpool) Throw In at 87'

87'

Substitution, Newcastle United. Yoan Gouffran replaces Ayoze Pérez.

85'

Glen Johnson (Liverpool) Throw In at 85'

84'

Attempt missed. Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jordan Henderson following a set piece situation.

84'

Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) Assists Shot at 84'

84'

Lucas (Liverpool) Free Kick at 84'

84'

Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) Free Kick at 84'

83'

Moussa Sissoko

83'

Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83'

Dejan Lovren (Liverpool) Free Kick at 83'

83'

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Foul at 83'

82'

Lucas (Liverpool) Blocked Pass at 82'

82'

Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) Blocked Pass at 82'

81'

Tim Krul (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 81'

81'

Emre Can (Liverpool) Foul at 81'

81'

Attempt blocked. Joe Allen (Liverpool) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

81'

Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) Corner Kick at 81'

81'

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Daryl Janmaat.

80'

Attempt missed. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

80'

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Moussa Sissoko.

80'

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 80'

80'

Dejan Lovren (Liverpool) Free Kick at 80'

80'

Foul by Jonás Gutiérrez (Newcastle United).

79'

Glen Johnson (Liverpool) Free Kick at 79'

78'

Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78'

Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) Throw In at 78'

78'

Moussa Sissoko

78'

Glen Johnson

77'

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) Throw In at 77'

76'

Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) Blocked Pass at 76'

76'

Ryan Taylor (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 76'

76'

Foul by Emre Can (Liverpool).

75'

Substitution, Newcastle United. Adam Armstrong replaces Mehdi Abeid.

74'

Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) Throw In at 74'

73'

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) Throw In at 73'

73'

Attempt missed. Dejan Lovren (Liverpool) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Philippe Coutinho with a cross following a corner.

73'

Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) Assists Shot at 72'

72'

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Jack Colback.

72'

Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) Corner Kick at 72'

71'

Jonás Gutiérrez (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 71'

70'

2 - 0

Goal! Liverpool 2, Newcastle United 0. Joe Allen (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner following a corner.

69'

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Michael Williamson.

69'

Fabio Borini (Liverpool) Corner Kick at 69'

69'

Michael Williamson (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 69'

69'

Glen Johnson (Liverpool) Throw In at 69'

68'

Glen Johnson (Liverpool) Free Kick at 68'

68'

Foul by Mehdi Abeid (Newcastle United).

67'

Attempt missed. Ryan Taylor (Newcastle United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right misses to the right. Assisted by Rémy Cabella following a corner.

67'

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 67'

67'

Substitution, Newcastle United. Jonás Gutiérrez replaces Gabriel Obertan.

66'

Dejan Lovren (Liverpool) Corner Kick at 66'

66'

Attempt blocked. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

65'

Glen Johnson (Liverpool) Throw In at 65'

61'

Attempt saved. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Raheem Sterling.

61'

Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) Assists Shot at 61'

61'

Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) Corner Kick at 61'

60'

Glen Johnson (Liverpool) Throw In at 60'

59'

Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) Free Kick at 59'

59'

Foul by Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United).

59'

Substitution, Liverpool. Fabio Borini replaces Jordon Ibe.

58'

Attempt missed. Mehdi Abeid (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Colback.

58'

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 58'

56'

Attempt missed. Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

56'

Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 56'

56'

Ryan Taylor (Newcastle United) Throw In at 56'

54'

Emre Can (Liverpool) Free Kick at 54'

54'

Jordon Ibe (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53'

Attempt saved. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gabriel Obertan.

53'

Gabriel Obertan (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 53'

53'

Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) Throw In at 53'

51'

Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) Corner Kick at 51'

51'

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Dejan Lovren.

51'

Attempt blocked. Mehdi Abeid (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

50'

Glen Johnson (Liverpool) Corner Kick at 50'

48'

Attempt missed. Gabriel Obertan (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ayoze Pérez with a cross following a corner.

48'

Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 48'

48'

Mehdi Abeid (Newcastle United) Corner Kick at 48'

48'

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Lucas Leiva.

47'

Tim Krul (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 47'

46'

Offside, Liverpool. Jordan Henderson tries a through ball, but Raheem Sterling is caught offside.

46'

Start 2nd Half

46'+1

Halftime

46'

Attempt missed. Mehdi Abeid (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

46'

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 46'

45'

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Simon Mignolet.

45'

Attempt saved. Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Daryl Janmaat.

45'

Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 45'

43'

Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) Throw In at 43'

43'

Emre Can (Liverpool) Free Kick at 43'

42'

Glen Johnson (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42'

Tim Krul (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 42'

42'

Jordon Ibe (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

41'

Simon Mignolet (Liverpool) Free Kick at 41'

41'

Hand ball by Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United).

40'

Ryan Taylor (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 40'

39'

Attempt missed. Jordon Ibe (Liverpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Henderson.

39'

Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) Assists Shot at 39'

39'

Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) Free Kick at 39'

38'

Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38'

Ryan Taylor (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 38'

37'

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36'

Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) Throw In at 36'

36'

Tim Krul (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 36'

35'

Jordon Ibe (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

34'

Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) Throw In at 34'

32'

Dejan Lovren (Liverpool) Free Kick at 32'

32'

Dejan Lovren (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30'

Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) Throw In at 30'

30'

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) Throw In at 30'

30'

Glen Johnson (Liverpool) Blocked Pass at 30'

29'

Glen Johnson (Liverpool) Free Kick at 29'

29'

Glen Johnson (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

28'

Attempt saved. Mehdi Abeid (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ayoze Pérez.

28'

Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 28'

28'

Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 28'

28'

Glen Johnson (Liverpool) Throw In at 28'

27'

Lucas (Liverpool) Free Kick at 27'

27'

Joe Allen (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26'

Attempt saved. Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Philippe Coutinho.

26'

Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) Assists Shot at 26'

26'

Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) Blocked Pass at 26'

26'

Attempt blocked. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Henderson.

26'

Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) Assists Shot at 26'

26'

Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) Free Kick at 26'

25'

Jordon Ibe (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23'

Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) Throw In at 23'

22'

Glen Johnson (Liverpool) Throw In at 22'

21'

Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) Throw In at 21'

19'

Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) Free Kick at 19'

19'

Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

19'

Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) Throw In at 19'

18'

Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) Throw In at 18'

18'

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 18'

17'

Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) Throw In at 17'

16'

Attempt saved. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

15'

Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) Throw In at 15'

15'

Dejan Lovren (Liverpool) Free Kick at 15'

15'

Offside, Newcastle United. Gabriel Obertan tries a through ball, but Ayoze Pérez is caught offside.

15'

Simon Mignolet (Liverpool) Free Kick at 14'

14'

Offside, Newcastle United. Moussa Sissoko tries a through ball, but Ayoze Pérez is caught offside.

14'

Ryan Taylor (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 14'

14'

Ryan Taylor (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14'

Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) Throw In at 14'

13'

Attempt saved. Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dejan Lovren with a through ball.

13'

Dejan Lovren (Liverpool) Assists Shot at 13'

12'

Glen Johnson (Liverpool) Throw In at 12'

12'

Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) Throw In at 12'

12'

Ryan Taylor (Newcastle United) Throw In at 12'

11'

Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) Throw In at 11'

11'

Ryan Taylor (Newcastle United) Throw In at 11'

11'

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) Throw In at 11'

9'

1 - 0

Goal! Liverpool 1, Newcastle United 0. Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordan Henderson.

9'

Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) Assists Shot at 9'

9'

Emre Can (Liverpool) Blocked Pass at 9'

9'

Emre Can (Liverpool) Throw In at 9'

8'

Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) Throw In at 8'

7'

Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) Throw In at 6'

6'

Ryan Taylor (Newcastle United) Throw In at 6'

6'

Ryan Taylor (Newcastle United) Throw In at 6'

5'

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Lucas Leiva.

5'

Attempt blocked. Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gabriel Obertan.

5'

Gabriel Obertan (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 5'

4'

Ryan Taylor (Newcastle United) Throw In at 4'

4'

Glen Johnson (Liverpool) Throw In at 4'

2'

Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) Throw In at 2'

2'

Ryan Taylor (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 2'

2'

Ryan Taylor (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1'

Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) Throw In at 1'

1'

Kickoff

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Possession

62%
38%
  • Liverpool
  • Newcastle United

Shots

14
10

Shots on target

6
3

Fouls

8
17

Corners

6
6

Yellow Cards

2
0

Red Cards

0
1

Head to Head

Liverpool2 - 0Newcastle
Newcastle1 - 0Liverpool
Liverpool2 - 1Newcastle
Newcastle2 - 2Liverpool
Newcastle0 - 6Liverpool
Liverpool1 - 1Newcastle

Liverpool

  • 22Simon Mignolet
  • 23Emre Can
  • 18Alberto Moreno
  • 6Dejan Lovren
  • 2Glen Johnson
  • 24Joe Allen
  • 14Jordan Henderson
  • 10Philippe Coutinho
  • 31Raheem Sterling
  • -> Rickie Lambert
  • 33Jordon Ibe
  • -> Fabio Borini
  • 21Lucas
  • Subs
  • 4Kolo Touré
  • 1Brad Jones
  • 50Lazar Markovic
  • 19Javi Manquillo
  • 32Cameron Brannagan

Newcastle

  • 1Tim Krul
  • 6Michael Williamson
  • 4Ryan Taylor
  • 8Vurnon Anita
  • 22Daryl Janmaat
  • 30Mehdi Abeid
  • -> Adam Armstrong
  • 20Rémy Cabella
  • 7Moussa Sissoko
  • 14Jack Colback
  • 25Gabriel Obertan
  • -> Jonás Gutiérrez
  • 17Ayoze Pérez
  • -> Yoan Gouffran
  • Subs
  • 21Robert Elliot
  • 46Jamie Sterry
  • 29Emmanuel Riviere
  • 28Sammy Ameobi

Raheem Sterling, Joe Allen provide goals as Liverpool ease by Newcastle

Raheem Sterling and Joe Allen scored as Liverpool kept their Champions League qualification hopes alive with a 2-0 win over Newcastle on Monday night.

With striker Daniel Sturridge unavailable following a knock against Blackburn last week, Sterling provided the opener in the ninth minute by skipping through the Newcastle defence and sending a curler into the top corner.

Liverpool controlled most of the game, but Newcastle did have two good chances in the first half. 

Referee Lee Mason denied a major penalty shout when Ayoze Perez appeared to be tripped up in the box, and shortly afterward Simon Mignolet was called into action to make a diving save from an Ayoze header just before the break.

Joe Allen pounced on a loose ball in the 70th minute to double Liverpool's advantage.

The points were sealed when Moussa Sissoko was sent off with a second yellow card in the 83rd minute for a dangerous tackle on Lucas Leiva that could have been given as a straight red.

Liverpool are four points back of Manchester City in fourth with six games to play.




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