Cardiff City Vs Liverpool : English Premier League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

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at 09:11 AM, 20/04/2019 (5 months ago)

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Date :Sunday 21st April
Time: 4:00pm
Stadium Cardiff City
Referee Martin Atkinson (England)
Goal Scorer:

Team News:
Liverpool's quest for a first top-flight title since 1990 takes them to South Wales on Easter Sunday as they face a Cardiff City side fighting for their Premier League lives.
The hosts go into the weekend with a two-point lead at the top of the table, whereas Cardiff are two points adrift of safety at the other end of the standings.

Cardiff
Cardiff, meanwhile, are still without Harry Arter due to a calf problem, while Sol Bamba, Callum Paterson and Matthew Connolly will all miss the remainder of the season.
Aron Gunnarsson could start should he pass a late fitness test on his back spasms, and Warnock is unlikely to make any major changes to his side following Tuesday's win.
Recent Premier League form: LWLLLW
Cardiff possible starting lineup:
Etheridge; Peltier, Morrison, Ecuele Manga, Bennett; Gunnarsson, Ralls; Mendez-Laing, Camarasa, Hoilett; Niasse

Liverpool
Liverpool are expected to welcome Roberto Firmino back into their starting XI after he was left out in midweek, although he did come on as a half-time sub and was amongst the goals in Portugal.

Firmino will return to an in-form front three, with Mohamed Salah needing just one more goal to become only the third Liverpool player to score 20 times in successive Premier League campaigns and Sadio Mane having netted 10 times in his last 12 league outings.

There could be changes in midfield with Jordan Henderson pushing for a recall and Naby Keita also in contention, although Fabinho will be confident of keeping his spot while Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner and Adam Lallana could provide further competition.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is still unavailable as he continues to work his way back to match fitness, but Joe Gomez could be given some much-needed minutes having recently returned from an injury of his own.
Recent Premier League form: DWWWWW
Recent form (all competitions): WWWWWW
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Head To Head
Cardiff have not beaten Liverpool for 60 years, stretching back to a 4-0 Division Two triumph in December 1959 which was particularly notable as it was Bill Shankly's first game in charge.
The Reds have a 100% record in their three previous Premier League meetings with Cardiff, and another triumph on Sunday would set a new club record for the fixture.
The reverse fixture at Anfield in October saw Liverpool cruise to a 4-1 win, with Mane on the scoresheet twice, while their last away game against Cardiff saw them run out 6-3 victors.

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