Thursday October 4, 2012 Group Stage: Group A Finished Anfield

Liverpool 2 - 3 Udinese

  • Shelvey 23’
  • Suarez 75’
  • Di Natale 46’
  • Coates 70’ (o.g.)
  • Pasquale 72’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Liverpool
    • Udinese
    • 90+4' FULL TIME: Liverpool 2-3 Udinese. What a match here thanks for joining us!
    • 90+3' A chance for Downing but he strikes it straight at Brkic.
    • 90+2' It’s been all Liverpool since their second and back they come again. What a finish here!
    • 90+2' Four added minutes to be played. Still time.
    • 90+1' Faraoni booked for an earlier challenge in the build-up.
    • 90' Great run by Sterling and he bends his effort just over the bar!
    • 89' Pasquale finds Ranegie who goes down in the box. Nothing in that. Still Liverpool press.
    • 88' Sterling’s cross too close to Brkic and Udinese can clear the pressure. The win beyond Liverpool now.
    • 87' Suarez makes space for a shot but loses his footing. More great work from Gerrard. Hard to believe Liverpool are not on terms.
    • 86' Johnson finds Sterling unmarked and his shot canons off Danilo. So close again!
    • 85' Udinese sub: Di Natale off for Ranegie
    • 84' Suarez beats Domizzi and forges into the box. His shot is parried behind by Brkic. Close!
    • 83' Gerrard’s dangerous cross just cut out. Back come Liverpool.
    • 82' Johnson pulls back to Gerrard and his shot cannons off Danilo for a throw. Looked like it may have been arrowing for the corner.
    • 81' Ten minutes to rescue something for Liverpool and they really are pressing.
    • 80' Sterling finds Gerrard and his shot is blocked. Downing forces a corner. Brkic claims. Pressure off for the time being.
    • 79' Liverpool sub: Sterling on for Borini
    • 78' Suarez in the thick of it again and fails to find Borini.
    • 77' So close to an equaliser and it will be all hands to the pump for Udinese until the whistle you feel.
    • 76' Downing finds Suarez and his point blank shot is saved by Brkic. He fails to bundle it in at the second attempt. What drama here!
    • 75' Fifteen minutes to score another one or two and don’t bet against Liverpool making something happen here.
    • 74' GOAL Liverpool! They’re back in it courtesy of a magical free kick from that man Suarez. Game on again.
    • 73' Liverpool have been ambushed here but they win a free kick from Borini on the edge of the box.
    • 72' GOAL Udinese! Di Natale holds off Carragher sets up Pasquale to rifle it past Reina.
    • 71' What a few minutes it has been and Liverpool are somehow behind here.
    • 70' GOAL Udinese! It’s a catastrophe as Coates heads it into his own goal direct from the free kick.
    • 69' Ball played into Suarez and he shoots at goal. It hits Shelvey’s standing leg when any other contact would have been a goal.
    • 68' Downing surges down the right and he’s practically rugby tackled by Pinzi. Just a yellow could easily have been red!
    • 67' Gerrard with the free kick. Suarez goes down theatrically under a challenge from Danilo but nothing in that.
    • 66' Yellow card for Benatia for a strong challenge on Suarez. Welcome to the game!
    • 64' This should shake things up a bit with Liverpool’s star men off the bench. A problem for Udinese now.
    • 63' Liverpool substitution: Gerrard and Suarez on for Assaidi and Henderson.
    • 62' Udinese fans in good voice and they’re bouncing up and down. The home side need to find something to keep them quiet. A win would put them in charge of the group.
    • 61' Johnson cuts inside and sets Henderson who tries to place his shot but bodies in the way.
    • 60' Almost a great one two between Downing and Borini but it drifts out for a goal kick.
    • 59' Johnson fouled. Liverpool with a chance to alleviate some pressure.
    • 58' Loose pass from Shelvey behind Downing and out for a throw. Liverpool’s passes have been less crisp so far this half.
    • 57' ATTEMPTS: Liverpool 10-6 Udinese
    • 56' A bit of a lull in proceedings. Di Natale runs into Coates who wins the ball fairly.
    • 55' Liverpool inviting pressure and living a little dangerously at times. Not panic stations yet but they can pick up the pace and have talent aplenty on the bench.
    • 54' Di Natale in space and hits an optimistic shot from distance. It runs out for a goal kick.
    • 53' A cutting run from Joe Allen who has been fairly quiet. His ball is straight at the keeper though. Pasquale wins a free kick.
    • 52' Pasquale crosses for Di Natale but Carragher is across well to cut it out.
    • 51' Coach Francesco Guidolin must have given some half time team talk! Liverpool still with most of the possession though.
    • 50' Di Natale caught offside.
    • 49' Liverpool look to have settled again but Udinese still pressing.
    • 48' Downing runs it out of play. He thinks he has a corner but a goal kick is given.
    • 47' That goal coming just 36 seconds after the re-start. Well Liverpool caught napping and have it all to do yet again.
    • 46' GOAL Udinese! Lazzari crosses in for Di Natale and that’s a fantastic start for the visitors as Johnson caught out of position. No chance Reina.
    • 45' Udinese sub: Lazzari on for Armero
    • 45' We’re back underway here as the rain starts to fall at Anfield.
    • 45+1' HALF TIME: LIVERPOOL 1-0 UDINESE
    • 45' Just the one added minute here.
    • 44' Liverpool look content to hold this lead until the break and re-assess.
    • 43' Great pass from Henderson finds Johnson then Downing. Patient build-up play and Shelvey is fouled.
    • 42' Faraoni shoots on goal and it’s deflected to a corner. He could have passed to Di Natale. Liverpool clear.
    • 41' Downing’s shot is deflected over for a corner.
    • 40' Great run by Downing and he’s tripped by Danilo. Dangerous free kick here and a chance to go for goal.
    • 39' Pasquale’s ball drifts harmlessly out for a throw. Assaidi’s shot is blocked.
    • 38' Downing drills in the corner but Danilo clears. Udinese doing a lot of defending now.
    • 37' Shelvey engineers another chance but his shot is deflected for a corner. Good play.
    • 36' Shelvey combines with Downing and Johnson crosses for Henderson but he is just put off his header. Another half chance but good defending by Udinese.
    • 35' Promising run from Assaidi but his cross cut out. Di Natale offside.
    • 34' ATTEMPTS: Liverpool 6 -2 Udinese
    • 33' Robinson’s cross cleared by the Udinese defence but back come Liverpool. Good spell.
    • 32' A nice ebb and flow to this game. Both sides content to attack.
    • 30' Downing cuts onto his left foot but his shot is blocked by Pinzi. It falls back to Johnson who fires a shot over.
    • 29' Di Natale always a danger. He has scored three in his last three and turns 35 next week!
    • 28' Di Natale finds space wide on the right and fizzes one just over with the outside of his boot!
    • 27' Good ball in to Di Natale from Faraoni but Liverpool scramble it clear. Udinese coming back well.
    • 26' Good run from Pasquale and Downing brings him down. Dangerous free kick.
    • 25' Henderson’s ball just too heavy for Downing. Jones, Sahin, Suarez, Gerrard, Sterling, Skrtel and Wisdom watch on from the bench. Strength there!
    • 24' Johnson's cross is hacked away. Liverpool win a free kick.
    • 23' Shelvey scored two in the last match and is on the scoresheet again. He’s full of confidence but concedes a foul.
    • 22' GOAL Liverpool! A great cross in from Downing finds Shelvey who heads past Brkic. Great cross, great header!
    • 20' All Liverpool. Henderson goes down claiming a foul. Nothing given. He takes out his own retribution and concedes a free kick.
    • 18' Stretcher out for Faraoni but he is able to limp off himself.
    • 17' Chance for Borini but he can’t get his shot away. Brkic claims.
    • 16' Newcastle have taken the lead against Bordeaux. You can follow that game here.
    • 15' Di Natale delivers another dangerous corner and Liverpool scramble it away.
    • 14' Di Natale takes and it’s a wonderful save from Reina point blank from Benatia’s header!
    • 13' Clumsy challenge from Shelvey concedes an attacking free kick. More danger here.
    • 12' Shelvey concedes a throw. Udinese coming back into this one well and it’s pretty even so far. Already a better spectacle than the Spurs game!
    • 11' Di Natale has looked dangerous early on and Liverpool must beware.
    • 10' Good run from Johnson but his cross is cut out by the Udinese defence.
    • 8' Reina punches and Di Natale fires a shot back in. Just wide but Reina may have had it covered. Really lively start here.
    • 7' Allen sets up Shelvey who tries to bend one for the far post. It cannons away for a corner. Coates’ header is just scrambled away at the second attempt by the keeper’s legs! So close.
    • 6' Udinese could be setting themselves up for problems with three across the back. We’ll see how the midfield copes.
    • 5' Assaidi cuts in beautifully and sets himself for the shot but his second touch is a little too heavy. Good early chance.
    • 4' Faraoni’s cross deflected for a corner for Udinese. Di Natale takes a short one but Coates turns away the cross.
    • 3' Downing wins a throw the right hand side. Confident start from Liverpool here. Udinese come away with it.
    • 2' Liverpool have set up fairly attacking with Shelvey, Assaidi and Borini up front.
    • 1' We’re underway here at Anfield and what an atmosphere.
    • - The referee for tonight's clash is Stefan Johannesson (Sweden).
    • - Guidolin: "The atmosphere will be impressive and the lads might not be accustomed to that pressure-cooker atmosphere. Still, I think our focus ought to be on Liverpool. Atmosphere is all well and good, but the games are played on the pitch. Liverpool haven't had the best start to the season, but that is because they are settling in to a new way of playing with a new coach who did very well at Swansea last year. They paid a price for those changes, but I have to focus on my own squad."
    • - Brendan Rodgers, there, in the build-up to the match talking about how he was going to pick the team he thinks will win the match. Novel approach, Brendan!
    • - Rodgers: "I will do what I've done in most of the games and I will have a look at the group. I always look at each game and pick a group and team to win it. Udinese will be a very strong team, they've got some excellent players and have had some excellent results this season so far - they've beaten AC Milan and are unbeaten in their last five games. We need to ensure we have a group that is strong enough to win the game, but those players [Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez] will be involved"
    • - Udinese captain Antonio Di Natale is back in the team returning to the side after being omitted from the club's last two games for disciplinary reasons. Maurizio Domizzi, meanwhile, returns after injury
    • - So, there is no place for Joe Cole, who was in contention for the first time since picking up an injury in the very first match of the season.
    • - Udinese, on the other hand, look like this: Brkic, Benatia, Danilo, Domizzi, Faraoni, Agyemang-Badu, Pinzi, Pasquale, Pereyra, Di Natale, Armero. Subs: Padelli, Ranegie, Coda, Lazzari, Fabbrini, Heurtaux, Willians
    • - The teams are in and this is how Liverpool line up: Reina, Johnson, Coates, Carragher, Robinson, Henderson, Allen, Shelvey, Downing, Borini, Assaidi. Subs: Jones, Sahin, Suarez, Gerrard, Sterling, Skrtel, Wisdom
    • - Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage from tonight's Europa League clash between Liverpool and Udinese at Anfield
  • Summary

    • 90+3' A chance for Downing but he strikes it straight at Brkic.
    • 90' Great run by Sterling and he bends his effort just over the bar!
    • 86' Johnson finds Sterling unmarked and his shot canons off Danilo. So close again!
    • 84' Suarez beats Domizzi and forges into the box. His shot is parried behind by Brkic. Close!
    • 76' Downing finds Suarez and his point blank shot is saved by Brkic. He fails to bundle it in at the second attempt. What drama here!
    • 74' GOAL Liverpool! They’re back in it courtesy of a magical free kick from that man Suarez. Game on again.
    • 72' GOAL Udinese! Di Natale holds off Carragher sets up Pasquale to rifle it past Reina.
    • 70' GOAL Udinese! It’s a catastrophe as Coates heads it into his own goal direct from the free kick.
    • 69' Ball played into Suarez and he shoots at goal. It hits Shelvey’s standing leg when any other contact would have been a goal.
    • 61' Johnson cuts inside and sets Henderson who tries to place his shot but bodies in the way.
    • 60' Almost a great one two between Downing and Borini but it drifts out for a goal kick.
    • 46' GOAL Udinese! Lazzari crosses in for Di Natale and that’s a fantastic start for the visitors as Johnson caught out of position. No chance Reina.
    • 36' Shelvey combines with Downing and Johnson crosses for Henderson but he is just put off his header. Another half chance but good defending by Udinese.
    • 30' Downing cuts onto his left foot but his shot is blocked by Pinzi. It falls back to Johnson who fires a shot over.
    • 28' Di Natale finds space wide on the right and fizzes one just over with the outside of his boot!
    • 22' GOAL Liverpool! A great cross in from Downing finds Shelvey who heads past Brkic. Great cross, great header!
    • 14' Di Natale takes and it’s a wonderful save from Reina point blank from Benatia’s header!
    • 8' Reina punches and Di Natale fires a shot back in. Just wide but Reina may have had it covered. Really lively start here.
    • 7' Allen sets up Shelvey who tries to bend one for the far post. It cannons away for a corner. Coates’ header is just scrambled away at the second attempt by the keeper’s legs! So close.
    • 5' Assaidi cuts in beautifully and sets himself for the shot but his second touch is a little too heavy. Good early chance.
    • - Udinese, on the other hand, look like this: Brkic, Benatia, Danilo, Domizzi, Faraoni, Agyemang-Badu, Pinzi, Pasquale, Pereyra, Di Natale, Armero. Subs: Padelli, Ranegie, Coda, Lazzari, Fabbrini, Heurtaux, Willians

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Liverpool

    Manager: Brendan Rodgers

  • Udinese

    Manager: Francesco Guidolin

  • Line-up

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    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      5.3 6
      Defenders
      5 7
      Own Goal 4.1 6
      4.7 6
      5.2 6
      Midfielders
      5.1 6
      Substitution Out65′ 4.9 7
      Goal 6.1 7
      Strikers
      5.5 7
      Substitution Out65′ 6.1 6
      Substitution Out80′ 4.8 6
      Subs
      Substitution In65′ 4.9 7
      Substitution In65′ Goal 7.4 7
      Substitution In80′ 5.7 7
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      Goalkeeper
      6.3 6
      Defenders
      Yellow Card 7.4 6
      6.2 7
      6.4 6
      Midfielders
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      Yellow Card Substitution Out70′ 6.1 7
      Yellow Card 5.6 6
      Goal 6.3 8
      Strikers
      6.2 6
      Substitution Out45′ 5.7 5
      Goal Substitution Out85′ 7.3 9
      Subs
      Substitution In45′ 7.2 6
      Substitution In85′ 4.5 6
      Substitution In70′ 5.4 6

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  1. still rubish then loserfool are finished

    From windswept, on Fri 5 Oct 20:25
  2. Why can't we win home games?

    From rahima, on Fri 5 Oct 10:23
  3. I don't really get to watch Lpool matches these­ days, but as much as i know, Lpool has a huge problem­ with its defenders. their defenders (as much i know) ­ very often score own goals that leads to Lpool losing­ games.

    From Saidamir, on Fri 5 Oct 9:13
  4. And with the introduction of the man with the worlds­ smallest forehead ....Stevie G...Liverpool get mangled!

    From Lee M, on Fri 5 Oct 8:45
  5. As liverpool fan we should calm and give B.Rodgers­ chance..even mancini with billionaire cant win PL at­ 1st the season..

    From Pian, on Fri 5 Oct 2:30
  6. Kools your post @ 130 where you state or make some very­ good points but then spoil it by missing the obvious­ fact which is that we're not winning many matches­ playing the supposedly BR way. You make the point that­ we are playing this great football under BR, well I­ have news for you sir we've always played this type­ of football we're supposedly meant to be playing­ now under BR. Mr Kools playing the passing game or type­ of football BR wants us to play isn't anything new­ to Liverpool. As you're supposed to be a fan­ you'll know that this type of football has always­ been played at LFC since the days of Shanks. It's­ not about playing pretty football like Barca it's­ about scoring goals, that's what wins you matches.­ Liverpool football club needs someone who will score­ goals and also we need to play at a much more higher­ tempo it's as simple as that! It's not­ rocket science and what's going on with our team­ right now is almost like taking a step backwards if the­ truth be known. Sometimes the facts and truth needs to­ be aired or told. Argue all we want on reflection what­ KD was trying to do was firstly build confidence within­ the side and apart from a few bad results towards the­ run in to the end of last season, the side was making­ some improvement, more so than this current side. I­ personally see no improvement on the way we're­ playing because we are still not converting our chances­ or putting the ball into the back of oppositions net. ­ Our tempo needs to get quicker because all the other­ managers now know how BR will setup his team to play­ and then they prepare their side to counter act that.­ We need more than just one option or style of play and­ we need to act right now before the Liverpool we all­ love sinks further down the league table.

    From merlin, on Fri 5 Oct 2:13
  7. This kinda result for liverpool seems to be the norm at­ the moment!

    From stewart, on Thu 4 Oct 23:14
  8. cos are team and manger his just not good enough for­ liverpool fc and in all of are hearts we all know are­ team and manger his not good enough so its time we need­ br out and a big clear art before its 2late so are­ owners need to dig deep in jan and buy two world class­ forwards who can get goals regular and 2 world class­ midfielders who can get goals regular and we would be­ alright with a better manger

    From 3Dog, on Thu 4 Oct 22:59
  9. Benitez, wasn't he the one that wanted Barry and­ sacrificed Alonso in the process. He had great ideas­ but in reality we never played football in the manner­ we do now! As a fan I would be happy losing if we play­ like we are now rather than under Dalglish & his­ merry men. Hodgson and his second raters. Honest Roy­ etc; the future is bright! Going in the right­ direction.

    From Kools, on Thu 4 Oct 22:49
  10. Carra has never been the best reader of a game, passer­ or defender and now is not a time for sentiment, Wisdom­ is up and coming and should be playing in front of­ Carra. We look like a team and in time those doubters­ will eat there words. BR is laying foundations. If at­ the end of the season we are not consistent, then a­ time for a re-think. Not another new manager but the­ finances to make LFC once again the mighty­ REDS!!!!!!!!!!!

    From Kools, on Thu 4 Oct 22:45
  11. we need a big clear art and a new manger fast

    From 3Dog, on Thu 4 Oct 22:37
  12. I shall give BR time; however I fear that this will be­ another season of failure.

    From bobby, on Thu 4 Oct 22:36
  13. like are stand by my words like are said from day one­ br his a joke he his not good enough for liverpool fc­ and its time are owners wake up and get some one better­ cos all the money and all the time in the world and br­ wont get us to win pl or nothing cos only place where­ going his the championship and thats the truth like­ where not going forward where going backwards like we­ still got the same problems we have add for years are­ forwards cant sore or get goals to save there life half­ time and there on 45 50 and 60 grand and more a week­ and nearly half of um have only got one foot and they­ could not sore if they add open net so it does make me­ feel sick a bit to think what money there on and all we­ look good at his just passing ball about and thats­ about it so yes its a joke br

    From 3Dog, on Thu 4 Oct 22:34
  14. Any Manager who puts Carragher in his Team deserves to­ get Beaten

    From COLIN, on Thu 4 Oct 22:31
  15. Non of the Thicko Pool Fans will admit that the Players­ are #$%$..They blame the Owners, the Manager, Man U,­ Yearn for Benitez to come back...or is it Jesus Christ­ The want? ? ?

    From COLIN, on Thu 4 Oct 22:29
  16. The sad fact is LFC need to have more options on the­ bench and secondly you can't have or play with the­ same game plan every match you play unless your name is­ Barcelona and you have players in your team such as­ Messi and the other great players they have in their­ team and on their bench. Our passing game which we­ are trying to play under BR is much too slow in the­ build up and not of a quick enough tempo to hurt other­ teams who then get players behind the ball and defend.­ At the same time they can hit us on the break which we­ saw tonight. We also need other options than just­ passing the ball around then not being able to get it­ into the oppositions box unless we pick out the right­ pass on the ground, this is reflected more so when we­ have corners. Brendan we need to have other options and­ you need to get a striker who can at least hold up the­ ball and also head the ball. Carroll comes to mind so­ if I were you I would hope that you have already told­ West Ham that we need him back come Christmas.

    From merlin, on Thu 4 Oct 22:28
  17. im no football fan but hy did u get rid of dalglish,,he­ a great for liverpool

    From thorterr, on Thu 4 Oct 22:27
  18. and its time br step darn cos hes not good enough for­ liverpool fc he just keeps making 2many big mistakes­ like are owners

    From 3Dog, on Thu 4 Oct 22:20
  19. OH no can't be it MUST be someone elses fault that­ Laughafool got beat

    From Charlie, on Thu 4 Oct 22:19
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    we need to get rid of Suarez cos his ball greedy when­ he should pass it

    From 3Dog, on Thu 4 Oct 22:17
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