Saturday August 27, 2011 Day 3 Finished Anfield

Liverpool 3 - 1 Bolton Wanderers

  • Henderson 15’
  • Škrtel 52’
  • Adam 53’
  • Klasnic 90’

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  1. Liverpool turn on the style at Anfield

    Liverpool turn on the style at Anfield

    Summer signings Jordan Henderson and Charlie Adam both opened their accounts as Liverpool beat Bolton 3-1 at Anfield. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Liverpool
    • Bolton Wanderers
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    • 90+3' FULL TIME. An impressive performance from Liverpool.
    • 90+2' GOAL! Liverpool 2-1 Bolton! A mistake from Carragher. He allowed Petrov to get the wrong side of him and although he recovered with a tackle, the ball ran into the path of Klasnic, who tapped home.
    • 90+1' We will have two added minutes at Anfield.
    • 90' The attendance is confirmed as 44,735 and I daresay the majority have rather enjoyed themselves.
    • 88' Downing wants a goal of his own and cuts in from the left before firing off target. He looks up to the sky exasperated after failing to hit the target.
    • 87' Cahill sticks his leg out to a cross from Enrique and is slightly fortunate to see the ball squirm out of harm's way. The Liverpool defender did very well to burst down the left and get the ball in.
    • 86' Maxi and Kuyt both threaten to get a shot away on the edge of the box but Bolton, and Robinson, hold firm.
    • 84' Tuncay is arriving at the back post but Enrique does well to head over his own bar and away. Expert defending from the Spaniard.
    • 82' Robinson flattens Maxi with a challenge but it was in the bounds of legality.
    • 80' A great cross in from Downing just eludes Carroll. Liverpool have been frightening at times today.
    • 78' Suarez might get more decisions in his favour if he didn't dive and hassle the referee on occasions when there has been no offence. Just a thought.
    • 76' Henderson and Suarez replaced by Andy Carroll and Maxi Rodriguez.
    • 75' Suarez is again furious that he does not get a decision in his favour, and rightly so. Robinson brought him down with a crude challenge from behind in the box and did not touch the ball. A blatant pen.
    • 74' This has been a stroll in the park for Liverpool this afternoon, it really has. They could have had a couple more as well.
    • 73' Liverpool are adamant that Jaaskelainen has picked up a pass-back from Robinson and Suarez leads the protestations, as always, by charging over to the assistant ref. Replays show he was correct through and it should have been an indirect free-kick.
    • 71' Kevin Davies comes off and is replaced by Darren Pratley.
    • 70' Dan Agger embarks on a run forward. He can hit a shot from long range but this one ends up in the stands.
    • 68' The ball drops for Klasnic in the box but red shirts throw themselves in front of his shot to block. Excellent defending in the end.
    • 67' Replays show that Daniel Agger accidentally deflected the ball onto his own arm a minute ago. Only a very strict ref would have given that as a penalty though.
    • 66' Liverpool are very comfortable at the moment as Bolton seem unable to get the ball forward to Davies in any meaningful way.
    • 65' Liverpool have enjoyed 60 per cent of possession and have had 16 shots to Bolton's six.
    • 63' Adam gets away with a loose pass as Liverpool tidy up, but when Petrov slides in on Skrtel by the touchline the defender goes down clutching his head. He is fine to continue though.
    • 61' Downing looks to get on the end of Suarez's clever ball into the box but Cahill muscles him out of it.
    • 59' Bolton have been overwhelmed today in all honesty, and I don't think the introduction of Tuncay is going to do too much to change that.
    • 57' Tuncay comes on for Chris Eagles. He scored in the Carling Cup in midweek.
    • 56' Lovely again as Kuyt slips a pass into Suarez, who rounds Jaaskelainen and rifles his shot into the side netting. That was close.
    • 55' Now Kuyt heads over the bar from an Enrique cross. This has been a seriously impressive performance from Liverpool at Anfield, with their new men particularly in form.
    • 53' GOAL! 3-0 Liverpool! Adam makes it two goals in the space of a minute! Bolton's defence were far too static and when Kuyt played the ball square for Adam, he drilled a right-footed shot between the legs of Zat Knight and out of the reach of Jaaskelainen.
    • 52' GOAL! 2-0 Liverpool! A lovely corner from Adam picks out Skrtel on the penalty spot and the defender thumps his header home.
    • 51' Steinsson produces a superb block to deflect a shot from Adam over the bar.
    • 50' Cahill produces a fine interception to prevent a cross from Henderson finding its desired target. Bolton are under pressure now.
    • 49' Lee Probert shows a yellow card to Klasnic for a messy challenge on Lucas.
    • 48' Skrtel and Kuyt combine before the defender plays in a low cross for Downing. Cahill clears for Bolton though.
    • 47' The Liverpool fans howl for a penalty when Suarez goes to ground following a challenge from Zat Knight, but nothing is given. It was a foul but the initial contact was outside the box in any case.
    • 46' KICK OFF!
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    • 45+1' HALF TIME. Jordan Henderson's strike separates the sides, but Lucas requires treatment on the pitch.
    • 45+1' We will have one added minute.
    • 45+1' Enrique embarks on a slaloming run that is halted by a crunching tackle from Reo-Coker. A goal-kick is awarded, rightly.
    • 45' Liverpool fail to make anything from the free-kick. Disappointing.
    • 43' Adam plays a superb ball into Downing in the left channel and as he attempts to take the ball inside Steinsson, the defender sticks out an arm. He is booked for handball but Liverpool are furious as they feel it was a penalty. Replays show it was right on the edge of the box.
    • 41' Suarez spreads the ball wide to Kuyt with another glorious pass. Kuyt takes a couple of touches before unleashing a shot that Jaaskelainen appears to get a touch to. The referee signals a goal-kick though.
    • 40' Mark Davies embarks on a wonderful run through the Liverpool midfield but his shot is weak and Reina saves with ease. That deserved a better finish really.
    • 38' The TV cameras settle on Sebastian Coates in the Anfield directors' box. There he is Liverpool fans, your new signing in waiting.
    • 37' Adam goes to ground under a challenge but the referee was not convinced and blows for a Bolton free-kick. Surely he had to book Adam for diving then?
    • 35' A Suarez cross is flicked on and loops up in the air. Kuyt gives his marker a little nudge and shoots from the edge of the box but his effort is weak.
    • 34' Gary Cahill gets on the end of a corner with a diving header but cannot force Jose Reina into a save.
    • 32' Kelly has suffered a recurrence of the hamstring injury that saw him miss 12 games of last season, which is not good news at all. Apparently it isn't that severe though.
    • 31' Ivan Klasnic slips a pass wide to Petrov and Skrtel comes across to challenge and concede a corner. Kevin Davies heads over the bar when the ball is delivered.
    • 30' Kelly is off and Skrtel is on. It looks as though the sub is going to right-back and not Carragher, which is a touch surprising.
    • 29' That's unfortunate for Liverpool. Young defender Martin Kelly looks to have sustained an injury and Martin Skrtel is getting readied.
    • 28' It has been a fine performance from Liverpool in the final third so far, with Henderson, Kuyt, Adam, Downing and Suarez all looking good.
    • 26' Mark Davies replaces Fabrice Muamba for Bolton. That should give them more cohesiveness in the centre of the midfield as he is a passer, not a destroyer.
    • 25' What a chance! Suarez is put in by a fine through-ball from Henderson and when one-on-one with Jaaskelainen opts to try and lift the ball over the keeper in audacious fashion. Sadly it lands on the roof of the net.
    • 24' Suarez causes havoc again when chasing onto a high ball and his presence alone causes Jaaskelainen to fumble his catch. However, the Bolton keeper recovers.
    • 23' It is Henderson's turn to turn supplier now as his wonderful cross from the right appears to drop perfectly for Kuyt. However, the Dutchman fails to convert as he slides in.
    • 22' Now Adam frees Suarez down the centre but he fails to get the ball under control as Jaaskelainen comes off his line and throws out an arm to block the ball.
    • 21' Suarez is playing as a striker today but his contribution when distributing the ball has been just superb. He is already showing signs of linking up well with Downing.
    • 20' Oh my. Another sublime pass from Suarez to take out Steinsson. Downing then feeds Kuyt but he can't get his shot away cleanly.
    • 19' Reina flaps at another cross from Eagles and Bolton work the ball back and central before Reo-Coker sees his effort deflected into the air.
    • 19' Chris Eagles flings in a deep cross to the back post and Petrov tries an audacious volley that Jose Reina does well to tip behind for a corner. What an effort that was.
    • 18' I wouldn't rule out Bolton just yet, they fought back well against Manchester City despite ultimately losing 3-2 last weekend. Owen Coyle's side have plenty of spirit.
    • 16' Two things: Suarez's cross for Downing was absolutely glorious, and Henderson needed that. It was a fine finish from a man who cost £20m this summer.
    • 15' GOAL! 1-0 Liverpool! Jaaskelainen pulls out a brilliant save to deny Downing after Suarez's cross with the outside of his boot. When the ball rolls free, Robinson slips to allow Kuyt to feed Henderson, who at the second attempt curls a shot out of the reach of the Bolton keeper.
    • 14' Suarez is looking very lively as always. It is nice to see Liverpool play like this without feeling the need to hoof it long to Andy Carroll at the top.
    • 12' Suarez tries to flick a clever pass round the corner for Downing but Steinsson gets a block in.
    • 11' Liverpool are dominating possession at present and they look pretty fluid in the final third.
    • 9' Jordan Henderson, who still has a fair bit to prove at Liverpool, puts the ball in the box but the referee has already blown his whistle.
    • 8' Liverpool break up the other end and Downing races into the box, only to be denied by an excellent challenge from Paul Robinson just as he appears ready to pull the trigger.
    • 7' Good persistence from Martin Petrov as he wins a corner, but with Martin Kelly and Jamie Carragher struggling, he could have done better. The set-piece is headed clear.
    • 6' Adam spreads the ball wide to Stewart Downing and the winger does well to win a corner. When the ball comes back out to Jose Enrique, Jaaskelainen clasps his deep cross at the back post.
    • 4' Suarez throws himself to ground under pressure from Greatar Steinsson. He is a great player, Suarez, but there is a dark side to him as well.
    • 3' Luis Suarez draws Nigel Reo-Coker into a foul 25 yards from goal but Charlie Adam fails to trouble Jussi Jaaskelainen with his free-kick.
    • 2' It's a low-key start but Anfield seems abuzz with anticipation. These are exciting times with John W Henry finacing plenty of new signings.
    • 1' KICK OFF!
    • 17.25 Apparently Uruguay international Sebastian Coates, poised to sign for Liverpool from Nacional this week, has been spotted in the directors' box at Anfield.
    • 17.20 Liverpool have enjoyed a decent start to the season. A 1-1 draw at home to Sunderland wasn't exactly spectacular but they followed that up with a 2-0 victory over Arsenal last weekend. A win today will put them level with Chelsea and Wolves at the top of the table with seven points from three games.
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    • 17:10 Bolton are looking to win their opening two PL away matches of the season for the first time, and only the third time ever in their top flight history. In both 1911-12 and 1951-52 they won each of their first two away matches in old Division One.
    • 17:05 If Liverpool fail to win today it will be only the second time in 48 years they have failed to win either of their opening two home matches of the season – it also happened in 2006-07.
    • 17:00 Liverpool have won their last nine Premier League matches against Bolton, since a 2-0 away defeat in September 2006 when Gary Speed and Ivan Campo scored the goals. This is Liverpool’s longest ever run of consecutive victories over another club and longest in the top flight since a 10-match winning streak against Derby County from 1977 to 1997.
    • 16:55 Today's referee is Lee Probert from Wiltshire. This is his second game of the first - he took charge of Manchester United v Tottenham on Monday and brandished three yellow cards.
    • 16:50 Welcome to LIVE coverage of Liverpool v Bolton Wanderers from Anfield! Those are the teams, and the major news from the home team is that Dirk Kuyt is preferred to Andy Carroll. As for Bolton, Gary Cahill starts amid talk that he is on the brink of a move to Arsenal. Ricardo Gardner is out with a groin injury.
    • 16:45 TEAMS: LIVERPOOL: Reina, Kelly, Carragher, Agger, Enrique, Lucas, Adam, Henderson, Downing, Kuyt, Suarez... Subs: Doni, Carroll, Spearing, Maxi, Skrtel, Robinson, Shelvey. /// BOLTON: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Knight, Cahill, Robinson, Eagles, Muamba, Reo-Coker, Petrov, K Davies, Klasnic... Subs: Bogdan, Wheater, Tuncay, M Davies, Blake, Pratley, Riley
  • Summary

    • 90+2' GOAL! Liverpool 2-1 Bolton! A mistake from Carragher. He allowed Petrov to get the wrong side of him and although he recovered with a tackle, the ball ran into the path of Klasnic, who tapped home.
    • 75' Suarez is again furious that he does not get a decision in his favour, and rightly so. Robinson brought him down with a crude challenge from behind in the box and did not touch the ball. A blatant pen.
    • 73' Liverpool are adamant that Jaaskelainen has picked up a pass-back from Robinson and Suarez leads the protestations, as always, by charging over to the assistant ref. Replays show he was correct through and it should have been an indirect free-kick.
    • 56' Lovely again as Kuyt slips a pass into Suarez, who rounds Jaaskelainen and rifles his shot into the side netting. That was close.
    • 53' GOAL! 3-0 Liverpool! Adam makes it two goals in the space of a minute! Bolton's defence were far too static and when Kuyt played the ball square for Adam, he drilled a right-footed shot between the legs of Zat Knight and out of the reach of Jaaskelainen.
    • 52' GOAL! 2-0 Liverpool! A lovely corner from Adam picks out Skrtel on the penalty spot and the defender thumps his header home.
    • 41' Suarez spreads the ball wide to Kuyt with another glorious pass. Kuyt takes a couple of touches before unleashing a shot that Jaaskelainen appears to get a touch to. The referee signals a goal-kick though.
    • 25' What a chance! Suarez is put in by a fine through-ball from Henderson and when one-on-one with Jaaskelainen opts to try and lift the ball over the keeper in audacious fashion. Sadly it lands on the roof of the net.
    • 23' It is Henderson's turn to turn supplier now as his wonderful cross from the right appears to drop perfectly for Kuyt. However, the Dutchman fails to convert as he slides in.
    • 19' Chris Eagles flings in a deep cross to the back post and Petrov tries an audacious volley that Jose Reina does well to tip behind for a corner. What an effort that was.
    • 15' GOAL! 1-0 Liverpool! Jaaskelainen pulls out a brilliant save to deny Downing after Suarez's cross with the outside of his boot. When the ball rolls free, Robinson slips to allow Kuyt to feed Henderson, who at the second attempt curls a shot out of the reach of the Bolton keeper.
    • 8' Liverpool break up the other end and Downing races into the box, only to be denied by an excellent challenge from Paul Robinson just as he appears ready to pull the trigger.
    • 16:45 TEAMS: LIVERPOOL: Reina, Kelly, Carragher, Agger, Enrique, Lucas, Adam, Henderson, Downing, Kuyt, Suarez... Subs: Doni, Carroll, Spearing, Maxi, Skrtel, Robinson, Shelvey. /// BOLTON: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Knight, Cahill, Robinson, Eagles, Muamba, Reo-Coker, Petrov, K Davies, Klasnic... Subs: Bogdan, Wheater, Tuncay, M Davies, Blake, Pratley, Riley

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