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English FA Cup

Wednesday, 4 February 2015,

Bolton
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Liverpool
  • Kickoff: 20:45 BST
  • Stadium: Macron Stadium
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Macron Stadium
  • Attendance: 22,171
  • 59' Eidur Gudjohnsen - pen
  • 66' Neil Danns
  • 86' Raheem Sterling
  • 91' Philippe Coutinho

Bolton Wanderers

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Rodgers hails Lallana

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Adam Lallana's mentality helped him get through a testing start to his Reds career.

The England midfielder injured a knee in pre-season and did not make his debut until mid-September and it is only in the last six weeks he has really looked at home in the first team.

He is dovetailing well with Philippe Coutinho, who signed a new long-term deal on Tuesday, and Raheem Sterling and with Daniel Sturridge soon to return to the attack on a full-time basis he will also be looking to build up a good relationship with the striker.

Having been deployed in a variety of positions Lallana is flourishing as one of the two deep-lying attackers behind one central striker.

"I remember seeing Adam when he was younger and he was a wonderful technician but he has a toughness mentally," said Rodgers.

"He didn't become captain at Southampton for nothing. It wasn't given to him because he was a local player and I could see that.

"I remember talking to a few of the guys who had been with him with England and they said he was a tough character.

"He has all the skills and mentality to play at a club like this where the pressure is on every day and every game and you can see he is relishing that.

"He was outstanding at the weekend (against West Ham)."

Liverpool travel to the Macron Stadium to face Bolton on Wednesday looking to book a fifth-round tie against Premier League opponents Crystal Palace.

Rodgers is likely to freshen up his side with a few changes as they had a busy January and are set for an equally packed February with the Europa League due to restart later in the month.

"When you have so many games you have to plan forward and look at that but I always believe the next game is very important and I will always pick a team I think can win the game," he added.

"It will be a tough game for us. We have a big month coming up and we want to continue in the cup competitions as well as keeping the momentum going in the league.

"Where I need to change and rotate I will do that but the objective is still the same, to get three points or get through to the next round.

"If there are so many games it means we are in competitions and doing well.

"The players are in a really good physical condition, that is important to understand: you saw what they put into the game against West Ham after 120 minutes (against Chelsea) - we had a good aggression in our game.

"It was a comprehensive win with over 20 attempts on goal and nearly 78 percent possession so that shows what level the team is at physically and we will look to do the same in the Bolton game."

Craig Davies is the only one of Bolton's injured players who has a chance of featuring, with Darren Pratley's hamstring tear seeing him join the likes of Adam Bogdan, Emile Heskey, Marc Tierney, Mark Davies and Max Clayton on the sidelines.

Only players registered prior to the original tie are eligible so Trotters boss Neil Lennon is unable to call on new signings Ben Amos, Adam Le Fondre, Rochinha, Barry Bannan, Simeon Slavchev, Filip Twardzik or Saidy Janko.

Lennon said of Liverpool: "They're on a good run. I know they lost at Chelsea but they bounced back really well with a good win over a very good West Ham team, and Daniel coming in will obviously make them better.

"Daniel Sturridge has been missed, there's no question of that. He'll be hungry to play and that's obviously very dangerous for us.

"I think he walked round the back of the goal in the first tie and got a huge reception from the Bolton fans. Speaking to the chairman about him, he said he was fantastic here so I think he'll get a nice reception. But if he scores that might change a little bit."

Bolton have their own new striking star in 19-year-old Zach Clough.

The teenager announced himself by scoring the winner on his debut in the third round of the cup against Wolves.

Injury kept him out until Saturday's Championship meeting with Wolves, when he scored twice in a 2-2 draw.

Should Clough make a similar impact in front of the TV cameras against Liverpool, the attention on him will sky rocket, but Lennon has no concerns.

He said: "I don't want to talk too much about Zach because everyone's asking about him and I don't want to build him up into something that he might never be. But he's a very good young player and he's made a tremendous start to his career."

91'+5

Andy Lonergan makes the save (Parry)

91'+5

Fabio Borini hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

91'+4

Mamadou Sakho clears the ball from danger.

91'+4

Martin Skrtel clears the ball from danger.

91'+4

Jordan Henderson clears the ball from danger.

91'+4

Liam Trotter hits a good header, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

91'+4

Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) Free Kick at 95'

91'+3

Emre Can commits a foul on Matthew Mills resulting on a free kick for Bolton Wanderers

91'+3

Throw-in: Fabio Borini takes it (Attacking)

91'+3

Steven Gerrard clears the ball from danger.

91'+3

Throw-in: Fabio Borini takes it (Defending)

91'+2

Fabio Borini clears the ball from danger.

91'+1

Martin Skrtel clears the ball from danger.

91'

1 - 2

Goal!! Philippe Coutinho hits a right footed shot to the upper right corner from the centre and scores!! Liverpool now leads 2 - 1

91'

Philippe Coutinho hits an impressive right footed shot. Outcome: goal

91'

That last goal was assisted by Jordan Henderson

91'

Dorian Dervite clears the ball from danger.

91'

Alberto Moreno crosses the ball.

91'

Throw-in: Jordan Henderson takes it (Attacking)

91'

End of the game

91'

The referee has signaled the end of the second half

90'

David Wheater blocks the shot

90'

Steven Gerrard hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

90'

David Wheater clears the ball from danger.

90'

Jordan Henderson crosses the ball.

90'

Matthew Mills clears the ball from danger.

88'

Andy Lonergan makes the save (Catch)

88'

Fabio Borini hits a good header. Outcome: save

88'

Steven Gerrard crosses the ball.

88'

Liam Feeney clears the ball from danger.

88'

Alberto Moreno crosses the ball.

87'

Throw-in: Dorian Dervite takes it (Attacking)

86'

1 - 1

Goal!! Raheem Sterling hits a left footed shot low through the middle from the centre penalty area and scores!! The game is now tied at 1

86'

Raheem Sterling hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: goal

86'

That last goal was assisted by Emre Can

85'

Emre Can (Liverpool) Free Kick at 85'

85'

Matthew Mills commits a foul on Emre Can resulting on a free kick for Liverpool

85'

Throw-in: Dean Moxey takes it (Attacking)

85'

Martin Skrtel clears the ball from danger.

85'

Andy Lonergan (Bolton Wanderers) Free Kick at 85'

84'

Fabio Borini commits a foul on Eidur Gudjohnsen resulting on a free kick for Bolton Wanderers

84'

David Wheater clears the ball from danger.

84'

Tim Ream clears the ball from danger.

84'

Eidur Gudjohnsen clears the ball from danger.

84'

Dorian Dervite clears the ball from danger.

83'

Andy Lonergan makes the save (Tip Over)

83'

Emre Can hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: save

83'

Steven Gerrard crosses the ball.

83'

Throw-in: Alberto Moreno takes it (Attacking)

82'

Dorian Dervite clears the ball from danger.

82'

Jordan Henderson crosses the ball.

82'

Martin Skrtel (Liverpool) Free Kick at 82'

82'

David Wheater commits a foul on Daniel Sturridge resulting on a free kick for Liverpool

82'

Andy Lonergan takes a long goal kick

81'

Jordan Henderson curls a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

80'

Matthew Mills clears the ball from danger.

80'

Dean Moxey clears the ball from danger.

80'

Philippe Coutinho crosses the ball.

79'

Dorian Dervite blocks the shot

79'

Raheem Sterling hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

79'

Tim Ream blocks the shot

79'

Fabio Borini hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

79'

Tim Ream blocks the shot

79'

Daniel Sturridge hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

78'

Throw-in: Liam Feeney takes it (Attacking)

78'

Liam Feeney clears the ball from danger.

77'

Tim Ream clears the ball from danger.

77'

Throw-in: Dean Moxey takes it (Attacking)

76'

Throw-in: Alberto Moreno takes it (Defending)

76'

Martin Skrtel clears the ball from danger.

76'

Liam Feeney crosses the ball.

76'

Andy Lonergan takes a long goal kick

75'

Tim Ream clears the ball from danger.

75'

David Wheater blocks the shot

75'

Jordan Henderson hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

75'

David Wheater clears the ball from danger.

75'

Dean Moxey blocks the shot

75'

Emre Can hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

73'

Throw-in: Martin Skrtel takes it (Defending)

73'

Andy Lonergan takes a long goal kick

73'

Steven Gerrard hits an impressive right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

73'

Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) Free Kick at 73'

72'

Bolton Wanderers makes a sub: Liam Trotter enters for Zach Clough. Reason: Tactical

72'

Zach Clough commits a foul on Raheem Sterling resulting on a free kick for Liverpool

71'

Simon Mignolet makes the save (Other)

71'

Eidur Gudjohnsen hits a good header. Outcome: save

71'

Liam Feeney crosses the ball.

71'

Emre Can (Liverpool) Free Kick at 71'

71'

Matthew Mills commits a foul on Martin Skrtel resulting on a free kick for Liverpool

70'

Andy Lonergan takes a long goal kick

70'

Liverpool makes a sub: Daniel Sturridge enters for Joe Allen. Reason: Tactical

69'

Andy Lonergan takes a long goal kick

68'

Steven Gerrard hits a good header, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

68'

Fabio Borini crosses the ball.

67'

Simon Mignolet takes a long goal kick

67'

Zach Clough hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

67'

Dean Moxey clears the ball from danger.

67'

Raheem Sterling crosses the ball.

66'

David Wheater clears the ball from danger.

66'

Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) Free Kick at 66'

66'

Neil Danns

66'

Neil Danns commits a foul on Joe Allen resulting on a free kick for Liverpool

66'

David Wheater clears the ball from danger.

66'

David Wheater clears the ball from danger.

65'

Dorian Dervite clears the ball from danger.

65'

Throw-in: Tim Ream takes it (Defending)

65'

Liverpool makes a sub: Fabio Borini enters for Lazar Markovic. Reason: Injury

65'

Neil Danns clears the ball from danger.

64'

Throw-in: Raheem Sterling takes it (Attacking)

62'

Neil Danns clears the ball from danger.

61'

Emre Can clears the ball from danger.

61'

Throw-in: Dorian Dervite takes it (Attacking)

60'

David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) Free Kick at 60'

60'

Joe Allen

60'

Joe Allen commits a foul on Zach Clough resulting on a free kick for Bolton Wanderers

59'

1 - 0

Eidur Gudjohnsen hits the penalty kick with his right foot to the lower right corner and scores!!

58'

Martin Skrtel commits a foul on Zach Clough resulting on a penalty for Bolton Wanderers

58'

Liam Feeney crosses the ball.

57'

David Wheater clears the ball from danger.

56'

Raheem Sterling crosses the ball.

56'

Throw-in: Dean Moxey takes it (Defending)

56'

Joshua Vela clears the ball from danger.

56'

Tim Ream clears the ball from danger.

56'

Alberto Moreno crosses the ball.

55'

Dean Moxey clears the ball from danger.

55'

Martin Skrtel (Liverpool) Free Kick at 55'

55'

David Wheater commits a foul on Raheem Sterling resulting on a free kick for Liverpool

55'

Throw-in: Lazar Markovic takes it (Attacking)

54'

Liverpool makes a sub: Jordan Henderson enters for Adam Lallana. Reason: Tactical

54'

Liam Feeney crosses the ball.

53'

Tim Ream clears the ball from danger.

53'

Andy Lonergan makes the save (Fumble)

53'

Raheem Sterling hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

52'

Raheem Sterling crosses the ball.

52'

Andy Lonergan takes a long goal kick

51'

Throw-in: Alberto Moreno takes it (Defending)

51'

Andy Lonergan (Bolton Wanderers) Free Kick at 51'

50'

Offside called on Steven Gerrard

50'

Dean Moxey clears the ball from danger.

49'

Throw-in: Adam Lallana takes it (Attacking)

49'

Liam Feeney clears the ball from danger.

49'

Simon Mignolet (Liverpool) Free Kick at 49'

49'

Offside called on Eidur Gudjohnsen

49'

Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers) Free Kick at 49'

48'

Martin Skrtel commits a foul on Matthew Mills resulting on a free kick for Bolton Wanderers

48'

Throw-in: Lazar Markovic takes it (Defending)

47'

Simon Mignolet (Liverpool) Free Kick at 47'

47'

Eidur Gudjohnsen commits a foul on Simon Mignolet resulting on a free kick for Liverpool

47'

Throw-in: Dean Moxey takes it (Attacking)

46'

The second half is under way

46'+1

Emre Can commits a foul on Matthew Mills resulting on a free kick for Bolton Wanderers

46'

Andy Lonergan takes a long goal kick

46'

Philippe Coutinho hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

46'

The referee has signaled the end of the first half

45'

Throw-in: Lazar Markovic takes it (Attacking)

45'

Emre Can clears the ball from danger.

45'

Neil Danns hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

45'

Joe Allen clears the ball from danger.

44'

Joshua Vela crosses the ball.

44'

Martin Skrtel clears the ball from danger.

44'

Liam Feeney crosses the ball.

44'

Throw-in: Lazar Markovic takes it (Defending)

44'

Joe Allen clears the ball from danger.

42'

Emre Can clears the ball from danger.

42'

David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) Free Kick at 42'

42'

Offside called on Raheem Sterling

42'

Andy Lonergan takes a long goal kick

40'

Liam Feeney crosses the ball.

38'

Andy Lonergan takes a long goal kick

37'

Dorian Dervite clears the ball from danger.

37'

Alberto Moreno crosses the ball.

37'

Joe Allen (Liverpool) Free Kick at 37'

37'

Dorian Dervite commits a foul on Philippe Coutinho resulting on a free kick for Liverpool

36'

Simon Mignolet makes the save (Catch)

36'

Matthew Mills hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

36'

Martin Skrtel clears the ball from danger.

36'

Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers) Free Kick at 36'

36'

Offside called on Alberto Moreno

36'

Tim Ream clears the ball from danger.

35'

Simon Mignolet takes a long goal kick

35'

Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) Free Kick at 35'

35'

Joe Allen commits a foul on Eidur Gudjohnsen resulting on a free kick for Bolton Wanderers

34'

Andy Lonergan makes the save (Other)

34'

Adam Lallana hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: save

33'

Andy Lonergan takes a long goal kick

33'

David Wheater clears the ball from danger.

33'

Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) Free Kick at 33'

32'

Zach Clough commits a foul on Philippe Coutinho resulting on a free kick for Liverpool

32'

Andy Lonergan takes a long goal kick

31'

Raheem Sterling hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: hit post

30'

David Wheater clears the ball from danger.

30'

Throw-in: Alberto Moreno takes it (Defending)

30'

Throw-in: Lazar Markovic takes it (Defending)

29'

Emre Can (Liverpool) Free Kick at 29'

29'

Neil Danns

29'

Neil Danns commits a foul on Emre Can resulting on a free kick for Liverpool

28'

Simon Mignolet takes a short goal kick

26'

Emre Can clears the ball from danger.

26'

Throw-in: Lazar Markovic takes it (Defending)

25'

Dorian Dervite hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

25'

Joe Allen clears the ball from danger.

25'

Dean Moxey clears the ball from danger.

23'

Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) Free Kick at 23'

23'

Philippe Coutinho commits a foul on Neil Danns resulting on a free kick for Bolton Wanderers

23'

Joe Allen clears the ball from danger.

22'

Throw-in: Lazar Markovic takes it (Defending)

21'

Neil Danns clears the ball from danger.

21'

Joshua Vela clears the ball from danger.

21'

Raheem Sterling crosses the ball.

20'

Simon Mignolet makes the save (Other)

20'

David Wheater hits a good header. Outcome: save

20'

Liam Feeney crosses the ball.

20'

Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers) Free Kick at 20'

19'

Adam Lallana commits a foul on Neil Danns resulting on a free kick for Bolton Wanderers

19'

Throw-in: Tim Ream takes it (Attacking)

19'

Throw-in: Tim Ream takes it (Attacking)

18'

Throw-in: Lazar Markovic takes it (Defending)

18'

Martin Skrtel clears the ball from danger.

17'

Andy Lonergan takes a long goal kick

17'

Simon Mignolet takes a long goal kick

16'

Eidur Gudjohnsen hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

16'

Joshua Vela crosses the ball.

15'

Throw-in: Tim Ream takes it (Attacking)

15'

Martin Skrtel clears the ball from danger.

14'

Andy Lonergan makes the save (Other)

14'

Raheem Sterling hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: save

14'

Emre Can clears the ball from danger.

14'

Liam Feeney crosses the ball.

13'

Throw-in: Tim Ream takes it (Attacking)

13'

Martin Skrtel clears the ball from danger.

13'

Andy Lonergan takes a long goal kick

12'

Philippe Coutinho hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

12'

Throw-in: Alberto Moreno takes it (Attacking)

11'

Dorian Dervite clears the ball from danger.

11'

Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) Free Kick at 11'

11'

David Wheater commits a foul on Philippe Coutinho resulting on a free kick for Liverpool

10'

Emre Can (Liverpool) Free Kick at 10'

10'

Matthew Mills commits a foul on Emre Can resulting on a free kick for Liverpool

10'

Simon Mignolet takes a long goal kick

9'

Joshua Vela (Bolton Wanderers) Free Kick at 9'

9'

Lazar Markovic commits a foul on Joshua Vela resulting on a free kick for Bolton Wanderers

7'

Andy Lonergan makes the save (Catch)

7'

Steven Gerrard hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

7'

Throw-in: Alberto Moreno takes it (Defending)

6'

Throw-in: David Wheater takes it (Attacking)

6'

Mamadou Sakho clears the ball from danger.

6'

Dean Moxey crosses the ball.

6'

Andy Lonergan takes a long goal kick

5'

Throw-in: David Wheater takes it (Defending)

4'

David Wheater clears the ball from danger.

4'

Throw-in: Tim Ream takes it (Attacking)

4'

Throw-in: Tim Ream takes it (Attacking)

3'

Throw-in: David Wheater takes it (Attacking)

1'

Throw-in: David Wheater takes it (Attacking)

1'

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Possession

33%
67%
  • Bolton Wanderers
  • Liverpool

Shots

8
23

Shots on target

3
11

Fouls

12
10

Corners

0
0

Yellow Cards

1
1

Red Cards

1
0

Head to Head

Bolton1 - 2Liverpool
Liverpool0 - 0Bolton
Bolton3 - 1Liverpool
Liverpool3 - 1Bolton
Liverpool2 - 1Bolton
Bolton0 - 1Liverpool

Bolton

  • 24Andy Lonergan
  • 5Tim Ream
  • 31David Wheater
  • 14Dorian Dervite
  • 7Liam Feeney
  • 3Dean Moxey
  • 18Neil Danns
  • 25Joshua Vela
  • 4Matthew Mills
  • 22Eidur Gudjohnsen
  • 40Zach Clough
  • -> Liam Trotter
  • Subs
  • 52Tom Walker
  • 46Georg Iliev
  • 2Kevin McNaughton
  • 34Ross Fitzsimons
  • 11Robert Hall
  • 41Oscar Threlkeld

Liverpool

  • 22Simon Mignolet
  • 17Mamadou Sakho
  • 23Emre Can
  • 37Martin Skrtel
  • 24Joe Allen
  • -> Daniel Sturridge
  • 8Steven Gerrard
  • 50Lazar Markovic
  • -> Fabio Borini
  • 18Alberto Moreno
  • 31Raheem Sterling
  • 20Adam Lallana
  • -> Jordan Henderson
  • 10Philippe Coutinho
  • Subs
  • 9Rickie Lambert
  • 19Javi Manquillo
  • 52Danny Ward
  • 2Glen Johnson

Liverpool secure late win at Bolton thanks to fine Philippe Coutinho strike

Philippe Coutinho celebrated his new five-year contract with an added-time winner as Liverpool kept their FA Cup hopes alive in a dramatic late turnaround at Bolton.

The Brazil international committed his long-term future to the club on Monday and marked the occasion with only his third goal of the season in the second additional minute to seal a 2-1 win.

Raheem Sterling had equalised in the 85th minute as Wanderers buckled under the pressure of having to play the last 25 minutes with 10 men after Neil Danns' dismissal following Eidur Gudjohnsen's disputed penalty.

It kept alive the hope of a fairytale ending to Steven Gerrard's Liverpool career before he flies off to join Los Angeles Galaxy, with the final falling on the day of his 35th birthday.

The Liverpool captain was making his 700th appearance, becoming only the third person to reach the landmark for the club after Ian Callaghan (857) and Jamie Carragher (737), in this tie but for once he was not the one to influence proceedings.

But for a long time it looked as though it would be a miserable occasion for the midfielder as Neil Lennon's team produced a similarly admirable defensive performance to the one which had earned them a goalless draw at Anfield, and for 85 minutes it looked like being the perfect gameplan.

With injury denying Emile Heskey another chance to face his former club, defender Matt Mills started the match as a makeshift striker alongside Eidur Gudjohnsen.

His lack of experience in the position was reflected by the pre-match odds, which had him at 50-1 to score with midfielder Darren Pratley, out for six weeks with a hamstring injury, rated a better bet at 20-1.

As in their first meeting, chances were at a premium for Wanderers and the best, as at Anfield, fell to Gudjohnsen who ballooned over from Josh Vela's cross, and David Wheater who headed straight at goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

Liverpool, as you would expect, created the greater number of opportunities, with Sterling planting a shot against the post after being given far too much time to turn and pick his spot by the Bolton defence.

It was a rare error of judgement in the first half as they restricted the visitors to weak efforts from Gerrard, Coutinho (twice) and Sterling.

Dorian Dervite produced the tackle of the match early in the second half to dispossess Sterling just as he was about to pull the trigger having raced on to Coutinho's pass as the hosts' defending continued to keep the Premier League side at bay.

If Liverpool were frustrated by their opponents then they were infuriated by referee Roger East's decision to award a 59th-minute penalty.

Skrtel was naive in dangling a leg but the 19-year-old Clough showed the nous of an old pro in taking full advantage to go down from minimal, if any, contact.

Gudjohnsen drilled home from the spot but Bolton soon found themselves down to 10 men when Danns was sent off for a second bookable offence for a foul on Joe Allen.

Daniel Sturridge was sent on to find a goal in the final 20 minutes, just as he had on his comeback against West Ham on Saturday, but it was Jordan Henderson, another substitute, and defender Emre Can who came closest, with the former's volley deflected on to a post by Wheater and goalkeeper Andy Lonergan finger-tipping the other on to the crossbar.

Sterling was the saviour five minutes from time as he slotted Can's pass through Lonergan's legs - Liverpool's 700th FA Cup goal - before Coutinho bent one into the top corner from distance as Bolton's resistance eventually broke and the Reds booked a fifth-round tie at Crystal Palace.




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