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Live Reporting

By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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  1. FULL-TIME

    Liverpool 4-1 Cardiff

    Over to you Manchester City!

    It's eight wins out of 10 for Liverpool and they end the day on top of the Premier League!

    Thanks for your company.

    You can read a report on this game here.

    Until next time...

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    Liverpool 4-1 Cardiff

    Jurgen Kkopp's side have scored three or more goals in five of their 14 league and cup matches this season.

  3. GOAL - Liverpool 4-1 Cardiff

    Sadio Mane

    It's raining goals at Anfield and Liverpool are storming away from Cardiff.

    Sadio Mane produces another excellent finish over the keeper after being sent clear by Mohamed Salah.

    Liverpool fans are in full voice. The Reds are going top of the Premier League!

    Sadio Mane goal
  4. GOAL - Liverpool 3-1 Cardiff

    Xherdan Shaqiri

    Game over, surely?

    Another inspired change from Jurgen Klopp as substitute Xherdan Shaqiri restores Liverpool's two-goal cushion with a classy low finish after taking an extra touch to beat his man.

    Xherdan Shaqiri goal
  5. 'A strange goal'

    Liverpool 2-1 Cardiff

    Michael Brown

    Former Man City midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    A goal from nothing, A bit of confusion in the Liverpool defence with Alisson, Paterson nips it past him. A strange goal.

  6. GOAL - Liverpool 2-1 Cardiff

    Callum Paterson

    This is not over!

    Out of the blue Cardiff are back in the game as Callum Paterson scores with the aid of a deflection off Virgil van Dijk.

    Suddenly this game has got a whole lot more interesting.

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    Liverpool 2-0 Cardiff

    Cardiff need to score three times in the final 20 minutes to prevent Liverpool from going top.

    It's not going to happen.

    Mane's goal has knocked the stuffing out of the visitors just when they looked like they could claw their way back into this.

  8. 'A strike of sheer quality'

    Liverpool 2-0 Cardiff

    Michael Brown

    Former Man City midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    What a strike!

    It looks like the ball runs away from Sadio Mane but he gets a bit of luck, then smashes it past Neil Etheridge into the top corner.

    A wonderful finish. That is a strike of sheer quality.

  9. GOAL - Liverpool 2-0 Cardiff

    Sadio Mane

    Is that the goal that sends Liverpool to the top of the Premier League?

    Sublime skill from Sadio Mane as he teases a couple of Cardiff defenders on the edge of the penalty area before turning and arrowing a low shot past Neil Etheridge.

    Brilliant by Mane and The Kop celebrates with a huge roar.

    Sadio Mane goal
  10. SUBSTITUTION

    Liverpool 1-0 Cardiff

    Adam Lallana is the player to make way for Xherdan Shaqiri.

    Will he provide the spark to give this game a much needed lift?

    It's gone flat at Anfield.

    Xherdan Shaqiri
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    Liverpool 1-0 Cardiff

    Enter Shaqiri!

    The forward is getting ready to come on. Who is coming off?

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    Liverpool 1-0 Cardiff

    No doubt about it - Cardiff are a lot more threatening this half but their travelling support are still awaiting a first attempt on target.

    Liverpool have become sloppy in possession and are surely conceding possession too easily for Jurgen Klopp's liking.

    A change coming up?

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    Liverpool 1-0 Cardiff

    Cardiff manage to bundle the ball into Alisson's net but the offside flag was raised a couple of seconds earlier. Few complaints from the visitors.

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    Liverpool 1-0 Cardiff

    Scruffy start to the second half. Liverpool might be leading but Cardiff are looking lively and Dejan Lovren has just conceded a free-kick outside his penalty area.

    Big chance for the visitors.

    Dejan Lovren
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    Liverpool 1-0 Cardiff

    Wow. How about this for a stat.

    Georginio Wijnaldum completed more than twice as many passes (69) as the whole of the Cardiff team (34) in the first half.

    Josh Murphy and Georginio Wijnaldum
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    Serge: Lallana having zero impact on this game. Time for some Shaq, me thinks.

    B Couture: This game needs a certain Shaq and Robertson in 2nd half.. Liverpool could easily score more.

    Adam Lallana
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    Liverpool 1-0 Cardiff

    No changes by either manager. One or two Liverpool fans are calling for the introduction of Xherdan Shaqiri to finish off Cardiff.

  18. KICK-OFF

    Liverpool 1 -0 Cardiff

    Will Liverpool be top at the end of the day?

    We're back under way at Anfield with Jurgen Klopp's side attacking The Kop.

  19. Moving up to the top

    Only Bournemouth and Liverpool from the top six are in action today.

    The Reds are currently top of the table as they lead Cardiff and Bournemouth will edge closer to a European spot if they can hold onto a 1-0 lead at Fulham.

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  20. HALF-TIME

    Liverpool 1-0 Cardiff

    The half ends with Sean Morrison heading Adam Lallana's attempt off the line with keeper Neil Etheridge beaten.

    How crucial will that prove?

    It's been far too comfortable for the hosts, who should be further ahead.

    What wise words will Neil Warnock have for his Cardiff players at the break?