Saturday 9 November 2013, 3:00pm at Anfield, Liverpool
Barclays Premier League
Liverpool
Liverpool
4
o.g. Amorebieta 23'; Skrtel 26'; Suárez 36', 54'
Fulham FC
Fulham
0
Fulham went down to a 4-0 defeat at Anfield for the second season in a row on a disappointing day for the Whites.

23' Own-goal

Fernando Amorebieta

26' Goal

Martin Skrtel
Assist by Steven Gerrard

36' Goal

Luis Suárez
Assist by Jordan Henderson

54' Goal

Luis Suárez
Assist by Steven Gerrard

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:José Enrique
Off:Aly Cissokho

67' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Joe Allen
Off:Steven Gerrard

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Victor Moses
Off:Daniel Sturridge

24' Yellow Card

Scott Parker Card was given for a foul

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Bryan Ruiz
Off:Alexander Kacaniklic

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aaron Hughes
Off:Elsad Zverotic

83' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Giorgos Karagounis
Off:Dimitar Berbatov

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An own goal by Fernando Amorebieta, a Martin Skrtel header and a brace from Luis Suarez saw Fulham go down to a 4-0 defeat at Anfield for the second season in a row.

A good spell by Fulham was ended in the 23rd minute when Amorebieta turned a Steven Gerrard free-kick into his own net. And the hosts increased their advantage soon afterwards when Skrtel headed a Gerrard corner home.

Suarez made it 3-0 before half-time when he raced onto Jordan Henderson’s throughball to score. And the lively Liverpool marksman added a second just after the break when Gerrard caught Kieran Richardson in possession and teed up his teammate to fire home.

It capped a miserable afternoon for Fulham as the Whites slumped to a fourth successive defeat in all competitions.

Fulham boss Martin Jol made two changes from the side that lost 3-1 at home to Manchester United last time out. Elsad Zverotić came in for the suspended Sascha Riether, who sat out the first match of his three-game ban, while Alexander Kačaniklić, Fulham’s scorer against United, replaced Bryan Ruiz.

After a minute’s silence to mark Remembrance Day, Liverpool won an early corner which eventually resulted in Daniel Agger firing over from eight yards. The home side’s early pressure continued, with Suarez forcing Maarten Stekelenburg to save low down in the sixth minute after a neat move involving Gerrard and Philippe Coutinho.

At the other end, a quick break by Fulham in the 15th minute saw Dimitar Berbatov spray the ball out wide to Ashkan Dejagah. The winger pulled it back for Zverotić whose cross to the far post was met by Pajtim Kasami. The midfielder chested the delivery down and saw his shot deflect off Glen Johnson and into the side-netting.

A good spell for Fulham saw Berbatov collect Kasami’s pass and hit an effort with the outside of his boot straight at Simon Mignolet in the 21st minute. But 60 seconds later Liverpool were in front. Gerrard whipped in a free-kick from the right and as Suraez leapt to meet it he missed his header and the ball went in off the unfortunate Amorebieta.

Scott Parker went into the book in the 24th minute to pick up his fourth booking of the season after cynically chopping down Gerrard from behind as Liverpool looked to break - but it was 2-0 moments later. The Reds won a corner and Gerrard’s delivery was attacked at the near post by Skrtel who beat Amorebieta to the ball to head powerfully home.

Liverpool saw strong penalty claims waved away four minutes later when Henderson’s cross hit Richardson, before Stekelenburg did brilliantly to tip a fierce effort from Coutinho over the bar. From the corner, Coutinho saw a shot deflected into the grateful arms of the Fulham goalkeeper.

It was 3-0 to Liverpool on 36 minutes, Henderson playing in Suarez to race beyond the flatfooted Fulham defence and slot past a helpless Stekelenburg.

Jol made a change for the start of the second half, with Ruiz replacing Kačaniklić, but Liverpool should have been 4-0 up within a minute of the restart. Suarez forced Stekelenburg to save with his feet from close range, with Daniel Sturridge picking up the rebound and firing towards goal. The Dutch stopper made a fine one-handed save but the ball fell to Suarez who blazed over from five yards.

The onslaught continued and Sturridge fired wide after twisting past Amorebieta and Richardson then made a good tackle to deny the in-form Liverpool man a shooting chance just inside the box. But the Fulham defender was at fault for Liverpool’s fourth when he dawdled in possession and Gerrard nipped in to nick the ball and release Suarez to fire past Stekelenburg at his near post.

Fulham saw penalty claims waved away on 55 minutes when Dejagah went down under a challenge from Aly Cissokho after racing onto a Berbatov pass. Aaron Hughes replaced Zverotić on the hour mark in Jol’s second substitution of the afternoon.

Stekelenburg made a fairly comfortable save from Coutinho on 71 minutes after Suarez had wriggled into space and teed up his teammate. Jol made his final change of the day, replacing Berbatov with Giorgos Karagounis, before the referee brought a disappointing day to an end for the Whites.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays Premier League

Date: Saturday 9 November 2013
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Anfield, Liverpool
Attendance: 44,768

Referee: Michael Jones

Liverpool

Line-up: Mignolet; Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Cissokho (José Enrique 61'); Henderson, Gerrard (Allen 67'), Lucas Leiva, Coutinho; Sturridge (Moses 76'), Suárez

Unused substitutes: Jones, Sakho, Luis Alberto, Sterling

Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Fulham

Line-up: Stekelenburg; Zverotic (Hughes 61'), Senderos, Amorebieta, Richardson; Dejagah, Sidwell, Parker, Kacaniklic (Ruiz 45'); Kasami; Berbatov (Karagounis 83')

Unused substitutes: Stockdale, Taarabt, Derek Boateng, Bent

Manager: Martin Jol

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Arsenal 10 25
2 Liverpool 11 23
3 Southampton 11 22
4 Chelsea 11 21
5 Everton 11 20
6 Tottenham Hotspur 10 20
7 Manchester City 10 19
8 Manchester United 10 17
9 West Bromwich Albion 11 14
10 Aston Villa 11 14
11 Newcastle United 10 14
12 Hull City 11 14
13 Cardiff City 11 12
14 Swansea City 10 11
15 West Ham United 10 10
16 Fulham 11 10
17 Stoke City 10 9
18 Norwich City 10 8
19 Sunderland 10 4
20 Crystal Palace 11 4
Goals
4
0
Total Shots
32
4
Shots On Target
10
1
Passing Accuracy
90%
82%
Fouls
13
9
Corners
9
3
Offsides
4
2
Bookings
0
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Liverpool (4-4-2)
  • 22Simon Mignolet
  • 2Glen Johnson
  • 37Martin Skrtel
  • 5Daniel Agger
  • 20Aly Cissokho
  • 14Jordan Henderson
  • 8Steven Gerrard
  • 21Lucas Leiva
  • 10Philippe Coutinho
  • 15Daniel Sturridge
  • 7Luis Suárez
Substitutes
  • 1Bradley Jones
  • 3José Enrique
  • 17Mamadou Sakho
  • 6Luis Alberto
  • 12Victor Moses
  • 24Joe Allen
  • 31Raheem Sterling
Manager
  • Brendan Rodgers
Fulham (4-4-1-1)
  • 1Maarten Stekelenburg
  • 22Elsad Zverotic
  • 4Philippe Senderos
  • 35Fernando Amorebieta
  • 15Kieran Richardson
  • 24Ashkan Dejagah
  • 7Steve Sidwell
  • 28Scott Parker
  • 11Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 8Pajtim Kasami
  • 9Dimitar Berbatov
Substitutes
  • 13David Stockdale
  • 18Aaron Hughes
  • 14Giorgos Karagounis
  • 19Adel Taarabt
  • 23Derek Boateng
  • 10Bryan Ruiz
  • 39Darren Bent
Manager
  • Martin Jol
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • 90 That's it at Anfield, where Liverpool have finished as comfortable winners. Disappointing day for Fulham.
  • 90 Suarez is looking for his third here, the Uruguayan tries his luck with an effort with the outside of his right boot.
  • 84 Liverpool break with Allen driving from deep, Philippe Senderos does well to block the Welshman's strike.
  • 82 Dimitar Berbatov is replaced by Giorgos Karagounis as Martin Jol makes his final change.
  • 80 Enrique delivers from the left, Amorebieta makes a good block to beat Coutinho to the ball. Senderos' clearance cannons off Suarez towards goal and Stekelenburg makes the save.
  • 75 Victor Moses on, Sturridge off for Liverpool.
  • 72 Cool piece of play from Hughes who chests Sturridge's high cross into the arms of Stekelenburg.
  • 70 Suarez jinks in from the left and rolls the ball into the stride of Coutinho who forces Stekelenburg into a decent low save.
  • 68 A couple of hefty challenges from both sides on the edge of the Fulham box. The ball eventually falls to Suarez who lashes over.
  • 65 Joe Allen comes on for Gerrard, with Agger handed the captain's armband.
  • 65 Bryan Ruiz creates some space for Kasami, the youngster's ambitious strike goes wide though.
  • 64 Sidwell tries to find Berbatov with a pass through the Liverpool defence, but Agger reads it well sliding to clear.
  • 63 A cross-field pass from Gerrard finds Enrique. The left-back crosses for Henderson but Stekelenburg makes a brave claim.
  • 60 Martin Jol makes a second change with Aaron Hughes on for Elsad Zverotic.
  • 60 Jose Enrique is a replacement for Aly Cissokho.
  • 57 Liverpool are applying more pressure now, Lucas clips a ball down the line for Johnson who whips in a dangerous cross from the right.
  • 53 Gerrard takes the ball from Richardson before slipping a pass into Suarez. The Uruguayan then applies a cool finish.
  • 51 Henderson and Gerrard link well before setting up Coutinho for a strike. The Brazilian's effort goes wide.
  • 47 Liverpool are straight out of the blocks, Coutinho plays Sturridge in and the England striker fires wide after beating Amorebieta. Good chance.
  • 46 Stekelenburg makes a great save to deny Suarez and then makes an even better stop to deny Sturridge.
  • 46 And we're back underway at Anfield.
  • 46 Kacaniklic has been replaced by Bryan Ruiz at half-time.
  • 45 Half-time at Anfield, where the Reds lead Fulham 3-0.
  • 45 Dejagah's backheel frees Zverotic down the right, but his cross is headed away by Agger.
  • 44 Suarez tees up Coutinho with a clever corner from the right. The Brazilian's volley hits the ground and bounces wide.
  • 43 Dangerous cross from Johnson and it's Amorebieta again with the intervention.
  • 42 Gerrard clips in a ball from the centre, Amorebieta heads the ball to safety. Suarez was lurking.
  • 40 Gerrard looks to push Liverpool forward, Ashkan Dejagah does well to read the Liverpool captain's pass to Cissokho and averts the danger.
  • 35 Henderson rolls an inviting pass into the path of Suarez, who makes no mistake with a low finish beyond Stekelenburg.
  • 33 Another chance for the home side, Sturridge blasts over with a first-time strike.
  • 32 Fulham break well, but Johnson beats Kasami to Berbatov's pass.
  • 29 Coutinho hits a dipping volley and Stekelenburg makes a fine flying save to keep him out.
  • 25 Gerrard delivers another pin-point set piece and it's Martin Skrtel who rises highest to head the ball home.
  • 24 Scott Parker is shown a yellow card for a late tackle on Gerrard.
  • 23 Gerrard floats in a free-kick from the right and with Luis Suarez getting a touch the ball goes in off Fernando Amorebieta.
  • 22 Dimitar Berbatov tests Simon Mignolet, striking with the outside of his right foot from the edge of the box.
  • 21 Nice play from Kaca, Kieran Richardson and Kasami. The latter crosses from the left, but Agger heads away.
  • 17 Clever skill from Kasami who nutmegs Aly Cissokho before being fouled by Henderson.
  • 14 Great move from Fulham with Berbatov working the ball out wide to Zverotic. The right-back floats in a deep cross and Pajtim Kasami sees his volley blocked by Henderson.
  • 13 Coutinho looks to play in Jordan Henderson, Stekelenburg is first to the pass.
  • 11 Positive run from Kacaniklic, Johnson makes a good tackle to deny the youngster a cross from the left.
  • 10 Glen Johnson breaks into the Fulham box from the right and lays the ball into the path of Gerrard. Scott Parker makes an excellent bloke to keep the Reds at bay.
  • 5 Good move from the hosts as Coutinho and Gerrard combine to free Suarez. The Uruguay international's low strike is well held by Maarten Stekelenburg.
  • 4 The ball drops to Coutinho on the edge of the Fulham box, the Brazilian's strike sails wide.
  • 3 Fernando Amorebieta does well to read a clever throughball from Luis Suarez. Daniel Sturridge was ready to pounce.
  • 1 Decent early chance for Liverpool as Steven Gerrard's corner finds its way to Daniel Agger. Thankfully, the Dane lashes over.
  • And we're underway at Anfield where Fulham take on Liverpool. COYW!
  • Fulham take on Liverpool at Anfield today, with Martin Jol making two changes from the side that lost to Manchester United last Saturday, with Elsad Zverotic and Alex Kacaniklic in for Sascha Riether and Bryan Ruiz.
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