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Anfield | Sat 21 Dec 2013 at 12:45

Liverpool 3 - 1 Cardiff City

Opposition goals

Opposition substitutions

Notes

  • - Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 24.61
  • - Average age of the Cardiff City starting lineup: 26.23
  • - Liverpool league position after match: 1
  • - Cardiff City league position after match: 15
  • - Click here to view the full league table after the match.
  • - Before the start of the press conference at Melwood Brendan Rodgers raised a toast (with orange juice in hand) to: "No Luis Suarez questions."

    - "We were excellent until Suarez showed why he is just about the best player in the world right now." -Cardiff boss Malky Mackay.

    - Luis Suarez was again captain, but handed vice-captain Daniel Agger the captain's armband when he came on as sub.

    - Suarez has scored 10 goals in the Premier League which is a record in a calendar month. He is also the first player to score two goals or more in four games in a row in the Premier League. Mark Viduka of Leeds held the previous record of eight in April 2003.

    - According to Premierleague,com: "Suarez's total of 19 goals in the Barclays Premier League this season is the most at this stage of a season and it is also putting the striker ahead of the rate to become the highest goalscorer during a 38-match season. This joint-record of 31 goals is held by Alan Shearer for Blackburn Rovers in the 1995/96 season and Cristiano Ronaldo for Manchester United during the 2007/08 season. After 17 matchweeks, Shearer had scored 16 goals, while Ronaldo had 11. The overall record for the most goals in a season is held jointly by Andrew Cole, for Newcastle United in 1993/94 and Shearer, the next season. At his present rate of goals, Suarez is set to eclipse those records, too."

    - "Last year, it took us a while to even get into the top 10. People are talking about a good start; you can trace it back, you see from January this has been a team on the up. What you see now is a set of principles and footballing ideas that we have been implementing over the course of 18 months here. They are coming to fruition and the players are enjoying playing in it. It's an aggressive, attacking style of football, but with hard work as the core value within it. It was pleasing and I think we can get better." - Brendan Rodgers.

Other details

Manager: Brendan Rodgers
Opposition manager: Malky Mackay
Referee: Probert L
Attendance: 44,621
Half-time score: 3 - 0
Game number: 5384
League game number: 4351
LFC played towards Kop: Second half

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