Liverpool v Cardiff City. Match preview

Last updated : 27 October 2018 By Michael Morris

Liverpool v Cardiff City
Saturday 27th October 2018, ko 3:00pm.

Early team news:

Liverpool have no fresh injury concerns but will remain without midfielders Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson, who are both out with minor hamstring issues.

Cardiff pair Harry Arter and Josh Murphy are fitness doubts, after the former suffered an ankle injury during last weekend's 4-2 win over Fulham, while top-scorer Murphy picked up a knock in training this week.

Gary Madine could return to the squad after a virus, but Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (knee), Lee Peltier (shoulder) and Danny Ward (knee) remain sidelined with Joe Ralls serving the second game of a three-match ban.


The Managers:

Jurgen Klopp

(On Neil Warnock) 'I like that he is not everybody's cup of tea, maybe a bit like me! He looks like a character, a very, very emotional and lively person.

'And from the other hand I think that from the big English active managers, he is the last one I have to meet. Markjo Grujic played there last year (on loan) and told us a bit about him. That's all clear. They deserve all our respect and they will get it.'


Neil Warnock:

(On LIverpool boss Klopp) "I just like the way that he is. He cares, he is passionate and pulls some faces doesn’t he!

"He’s created that team, he saw what weaknesses there were and shored that up. Yes he’s spent big money but he’s an exceptional manager and we’re very lucky to have the managers that we’ve got."

Match Stats:

  • Liverpool and Cardiff haven't met since the 2013-14 season in the Premier League - the Reds won both games, winning 3-1 at Anfield and 6-3 away from home.
  • Cardiff's last league win over Liverpool was in December 1959 in the second tier, a 4-0 victory at Anfield in Bill Shankly's third league match in charge of Liverpool.
  • There have been at least three goals scored in each of the last 10 meetings between Liverpool and Cardiff in all competitions, with 45 goals scored in total.
  • Liverpool have lost one of their last 45 home Premier League matches against newly promoted teams (W35 D9), with that defeat against Blackpool in 2010-11 - they've won all seven under Jurgen Klopp at Anfield by an aggregate score of 21-2.
  • Cardiff have lost 14 of their last 15 Premier League matches against 'big six' opposition (D1), conceding two or more goals in 12 of those games.

The Officials:

Referee: Stuart Attwell
Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis, Adrian Holmes
Fourth official: Craig Pawson