Liverpool: Remembering the 2011-12 EPL Season (Game 14/38)

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Liverpool: Remembering the 2011-12 EPL Season (Game 14/38)
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Liverpool traveled to Craven Cottage only to find themselves down a man and down a goal against Fulham.

The loss put them in seventh place, a position that will become all-too familiar with the club this season.

The game started off with two sides in a deadlock. Although Liverpool created many chances, they were unable to capitalize on them and displayed some awful finishing. 

Jay Spearing was brought up into the starting XI for Liverpool as they lost Lucas to a season-ending injury. Lucas' absence from the team was missed as the inexperienced Spearing found himself shown the red card after a late tackle of Moussa Dembélé.

The loss of a man in midfield was quickly exploited by Fulham—although Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish attempted to patch up the hole by substituting Andy Carroll and Craig Bellamy for Stewart Downing and Dirk Kuyt. 

However, chances were again squandered as Downing saw his shot thunder off the crossbar. American Clint Dempsey sealed the win for Fulham with a simple tap-in goal from a Danny Murphy shot from long range.

 

December 5: Fulham (A)

Liverpool Lineup:
Goalkeeper: Reina
Defense: Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique
Midfield: Henderson, Spearing (red 72'), Adam, Bellamy (yellow 48', off 77')
Attack: Carroll (off 77'), Suarez
Substitutes: Downing (on 77'), Coates, Kuyt (on 77'), Doni, Carragher, Rodriguez, M. Kelly

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Fulham Lineup:
Goalkeeper: Schwarzer
Defense: S. Kelly, Senderos (yellow 59'), Hangeland, Riise
Midfield: Ruiz, Etuhu, Murphy (off 94'), Dempsey (yellow 48', goal 85'), Dembélé (yellow 45')
Attack: Zamora (off 71')
Substitutes: Johnson (on 71'), Frei, Briggs, Hughes, Etheridge, Gecov (on 94'), Kasami

 

You can read the full match report here.

 

Match Stats: (Home | Away)
Total shots: 19 | 20
Shots on target: 8 | 6
Shot accuracy: 57.1% | 40%
Possession: 45.4% | 54.6%
Offsides: 2 | 3
Corners: 2 | 10
Total passes: 443 | 519
Passing accuracy: 80.1% | 83.4%%
Total crosses: 10 | 28
Successful crosses: 10% | 17.9%
Tackles: 22 | 15
Tackles won: 77.3% | 73.3%
Fouls conceded: 12 | 10 
Yellow cards: 3 | 1 
Red cards: 0 | 1

 

Liverpool Stats for the Season:
Goals: 17
Conceded: 13
Shots: 240
Shots on target: 73
Offsides: 50
Corners: 115
Passes: 6559
Crosses: 381
Tackles: 283
Fouls conceded: 143
Yellow cards: 20
Red cards: 3

 

Liverpool Form: W, D, L (H) / w, d, l (A)
D-w-D-w-D-l

Stay tuned for tomorrow's game recap: Liverpool: Remembering the 2011-12 EPL Season (Game 15/38)

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