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  • December 30, 2011
  • • 2:45 PM
  • • Anfield, Liverpool
  • Referee: L. Probert
  • • Attendance: 44372
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Live Commentary

  • After several disappointing results, Liverpool has finished 2011 at home on a strong note. Can it bring some good luck into 2012? Time will tell. This is Alex Labidou signing off from LIVE commentary, feel free to contact me at @sportslab on twitter.
  • 90'
    Another close chance for Carroll!!! The striker couldn't get past Krul who was way outside of his goal posts.
  • 88'
    Liverpool has got full control of the game and its supporters are starting to exit Anfield.
  • 85'
    SubstitutionGabriel Obertan Sammy Ameobi
  • 82'
    Henderson is pissed at Coloccini for a foul he got from the moppy haired defender in the box. Refs didnt call it though.
  • 78'
    Assist Jordan Henderson
  • 78'
    Goal Steven Gerrard
    GOAL!!! Gerrard gets the goal he deserved!!!! Gerrard takes advantage of the space on the left of the penalty box and finishes with a classy low shot that beats Krul on his right hand side!
  • 74'
    SubstitutionCraig Bellamy Dirk Kuyt
  • 72'
    Carroll almost scores again! Gerrard launched a perfect long ball into the forward's head and the strikers headed shot just hits the goal post.
  • 70'
    GREAT CLEARANCE by Skrtel!!!! Ba had a finish that was just about to go past the goal line but the defender dove on the pitch and kicked it away!
  • 67'
    Goal Craig Bellamy
    GOAL!!! Bellamy scores a pinpoint free kick!!! For a second it looked like Carroll had pushed it in but replays show the Welshman got it in.
  • 65'
    SubstitutionHaris Vuckic Hatem Ben Arfa
  • 63'
    Speaking of creative players, Ben Arfa is about to come on.
  • 61'
    Without Suarez, Liverpool lacks any sort of creativity into its attack.
  • 59'
    SubstitutionCharlie Adam Steven Gerrard
  • 58'
    Cabaye takes a wasteful free kick attempt that goes sailing out of bounds. Gerrard is coming on for Adam.
  • 57'
    Anfield icon Steven Gerrard is about to come in, can he turn this game around?
  • 54'
    Carroll's header goes begging as Bellamy finds the towering striker on a free kick. Can Carroll get past his scoring woes?
  • 50'
    The French midfielder could have snapped Adam's ankle or leg with that challenge.
  • 49'
    Cabaye should have been booked for a clear red card challenge on Charlie Adam. His cleats stepped on Scottish midfielder's ankle.
  • 47'
    Bellamy launches the corner but a Liverpool player fouls a Newcastle defender. Magpies ball!
  • 46'
    SubstitutionRyan Taylor Davide Santon
  • 45'
    Newcastle kicks off the second half.
  • 45'
    Players are walking on the field. Second half is about to start.
  • On an interesting note, Daniel Agger has been credited for an own goal in the game's first goal .
  • That's the first half. So far Liverpool has dominated, can it turn it into goals in the second half, or draw another game at home?
  • 45'
    A few more chances created by LFC but Newcastle remains tight whenever it gets into the box.
  • 43'
    As the first half is close to closing Liverpool FC has clearly dominated aside from the score, it has 58 percent of possession and has 8 shots vs Newcastle's 2
  • 39'
    The game is starting to slow down again after the Liverpool equalizer, when the Anfield side started to launch forward looking to go into the lead, but the Newcastle defense has managed to regroup and regained its composure.
  • 38'
    Downing feeds the ball to Carroll but Newcastle's defenders are swarming all over him. He hasn't had any space to score in this game.
  • 36'
    Yellow Card Ryan Taylor
  • 33'
    LFC almost makes it TWO!!! Skrtel's header off of a corner just sails past goal.
  • 31'
    After a slow opening 24 minutes, the game has really picked up. LFC wants to get a win at home where they have struggled all season.
  • 30'
    Goal Craig Bellamy
    GOAL!!! Instant response by Liverpool!!! Bellamy scores off of a rebound in the penalty box!!!
  • 28'
    Yellow Card Jonas Gutierrez
  • 26'
    As scary as it might be, Ba might be a better player at striker for Newcastle then Carroll was.
  • 25'
    Own Goal Daniel Agger
  • 25'
    Assist Yohan Cabaye
  • 22'
    Neither team has been really able to grab control of the game in the opening minutes.
  • 19'
    LFC has had all of the chances so far.
  • 18'
    Adam takes a long range shot from almost 35 yards out that just sails right.
  • 17'
    Liverpool is starting to gain control of the match, but the final ball is lacking for the Reds, with the Newcastle defense standing strong so far, meaning that Krul has had little to do so far.
  • 14'
    Dangerous moment by LFC, Enrique gets into the box and provides a deadly low cross that none of the team's forwards can catch up to.
  • 10'
    Liverpool is starting to get some possession and Carroll is starting to get involved as a target man. They are controlling 56 percent of the ball possession.
  • 7'
    Newcastle have slowed down the game by holding onto the possession, with Tiote being the focal point for the ball in the midfield area, looking to retain the ball rather than trying to quickly start an attacking move.
  • 6'
    Left footed shot by Agger from outside of the box just goes wide right.
  • 3'
    So far the ball has been like a pinball. Neither side has been able to get much possession so far.
  • KICKOFF!!! Liverpool starts the first half!!!
  • The Newcastle subs are: Elliot (GK) Santon, Perch, Ben Arfa, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi, Best.
  • Newcastle starting line-up is: Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, R Taylor, Tiote, Obertan, Cabaye, Gutierrez, Vuckic, Ba.
  • Liverpool subs are: Doni (GK) Rodriguez, Kuyt, Gerrard, Carragher, Shelvey, Kelly
  • The Liverpool starting line-up is as follows: Reina, Johnson, Agger, Skrtel, Enrique, Spearing, Henderson, Adam, Downing, Bellamy, Carroll.
  • The club's visitors Newcastle has claimed victory in four out of its eight away fixtures so far this season and also claimed a vital point at Old Trafford against Manchester United.
  • Liverpool come into the game at Anfield will poor home form this season, only winning three of their nine games at the ground this season, but they do remain undefeated having drawn six times already.
  • Hello Goal.com readers! Welcome to our LIVE commentary of today's match between Liverpool and Newcastle. This is Alex Labidou (@sportslab on twitter) and I will be sharing my insights throughout the game.