Friday, 20 December 2013

Liverpool V Cardiff live Stream Premier League – Preview 21 Dec 2013

Match Preview: Saturday 21st December 2013,One of the important match Liverpool V Cardiff of Premier League Live High Quality Streaming,Liverpool V Cardiff streaming is available here Liverpool V Cardiff Live Stream online video Premier League  Video Free The match will take plcae at Anfield 12/21/13 Preview Pictures and Wallpapers its mean all things are available in my blog please see and check here for latest things.Preview Pictures and Wallpapers its mean all things are available in my blog please see and check here for latest things Liverpool V Cardiff Live Stream Liverpool V Cardiff,Liverpool V Cardiff online free, Liverpool V Cardiff Live High Quality Streaming video.Liverpool V Cardiff at Anfield Saturday 21st December 2013, kick-off 12:45 (GMT). Liverpool are still without captain Steven Gerrard, who will not be fit to return to the new year because of his hamstring injury. Manager Brendan Rodgers is also missing striker Daniel Sturridge and defender Jose Enrique. Cardiff await news on whether ex-Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy will be fit to face his former club.
Aside from that, Bluebirds manager Malky Mackay has a fully fit squad to select from.
Meetings between Cardiff and Liverpool don't come along too often. This will be the first since the Welsh club were beaten in the League Cup final of 2012 by virtue of a penalty shoot-out in which only half of the 10 kicks were converted.
That was at Wembley of course, but Cardiff's last visit to Anfield also finished in defeat - 2-1 - also in the League Cup in 2007. You have to go back another 48 years for the next most recent clash, which was surely the most significant of all.
It was 19 December 1959, and a Liverpool team containing boot room legend-to-be Ronnie Moran, future Chelsea boss Bobby Campbell and later World Cup winner Roger Hunt were beaten 4-0 in a Division Two fixture by a Cardiff side heading for promotion that season and helped at Anfield that day by two goals from former Arsenal striker Derek "Tappy" Tapscott. This is all very interesting, but what made this game really significant is that it was the first in which Liverpool were managed by Bill Shankly.
There are quite a few people wondering whether this game, 54 years later almost to the day, might not be the last in which Cardiff are managed by Malky Mackay.
Mackay says he won't quit, and why should he, but it seems that his relationship with majority shareholder Vincent Tan is one very small step from being untenable. Tan, through chief executive Simon Lim, has repeated his assertion that Mackay overspent his summer transfer budget, and that as a result he'll get "not a single penny" to spend in January.
Given that Iain Moody was sacked as head of recruitment for this supposed misdemeanour, it seems a bit petty to have raised it again with the blame now being firmly placed at Mackay's door.
If Tan sacks Mackay, and who'd bet against it, he guarantees himself a storm of protest from fans already being peddled shirts that are red instead of blue. He guarantees himself a major headache in finding a credible replacement willing to work under his regime, and he might just guarantee himself a swift return to the Championship. Like Moody, Mackay would not be out of work for long.
Players, managers and owners tend to come and go; some all too quickly and some not quickly enough, but Cardiff's magnificently vocal supporters deserve better.

Cardiff have won on eight of their 15 visits to play at Anfield in all competitions.
Their last meeting in any competition was the League Cup final in 2012. Liverpool won on penalties after the match finished 2-2 following extra time.
Cardiff have won twice as many matches as Liverpool in their previous 30 encounters. Cardiff have won 18 times and Liverpool nine, with three draws.

Luis Suarez has scored 17 goals in 11 league games this season, which is more than 10 of the 20 teams in the Premier League.
Liverpool have scored 25 Premier League goals before half-time this season, more than any other side.
The Reds have scored 14 goals in their last three league games and have scored 79 goals in 2013 - four more than Man City.
They have scored three or more goals in three consecutive top-flight league matches for the first time for 26 years, when they set a club record of four matches with four or more goals in 1987.
Liverpool have had the most goals scored by English players in the league this season (16).

The Bluebirds have won four matches this season in the Premier League, and they have all been by a one-goal margin.
They have failed to score a first-half goal in 13 Premier League matches this season - the joint-most in the top flight.
Peter Whittingham's 65th-minute goal against West Brom last weekend ended a run of 335 minutes in the Premier League without one.

Competition: Premier League
Match: Liverpool V Cardiff  
Date: Saturday 21st December 2013
Kickoff: 12:45 GMT
Venue: Anfield  
Live/Repeat: Live

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