FT: Liverpool 1 Reading 0

90+3
Final whistle: The referee brings the game to an end and it finishes 1-0 to Liverpool thanks to Raheem's Sterling's first half goal.

90
The referee is not a favourite with the home fans as he awards Reading a free-kick for Johnson's tackle on Kebe even though it appeared the defender got the ball.

90
Mariappa is booked for the foul.

90
One of the biggest cheers of the afternoon as Suarez wins a free-kick for Mariappa's foul on him.

89
Dangerous cross from McCleary down the left just evades everyone in a Reading shirt as they throw everything at Liverpool.

89
Joe Allen is given a ticking off for a late challenge on Cummings.

88
Shorey's effort from the free-kick is comfortably saved by Jones to ease the pressure on the home side.

87
Reading win a free-kick as Skrtel is adjudged to have fouled Roberts in a good position for the visitors.

86
Good defending from Skrtel as he denies Roberts and Liverpool win a goalkick.

84
Jordan Henderson replaces Stering in Liverpool's final change of the game.

83
Enrique again gets in down the left and his cross towards Gerrard is collected by McCarthy.

79
Final change for Reading - Roberts on for Guthrie.

77
Jose Enrique is having a big impact. Puts another cross in now but Suarez cannot quite get a touch at the near post.

76
Another chance missed by Suarez. In space in the area he measures a shot with his right foot but it's well wide.

75
Jose Enrique gets down the wing and cuts the ball back to Suarez who is in space but the forward gets his shot all wrong and skies it left footed.

74
Sterling gets away from Shorey and then goes down under pressure but the referee waves play on.

74
Jose Enrique on for Suso.

74
Pogrebnyak is going off and is replaced by Le Fondre.

68
McCleary whips in a cross from the left but overhits it and the chance is wasted.

65
Reading go close as McAnuff's pass through the middle falls to Kebe who beats the onrushing Jones to the ball and his cross is cleared away from Skrtel from just near his own line.

63
From the corner from Gerrard Skrtel sends his header just over the crossbar.

63
Shelvey straight into the action as he plays in Suarez down the left and his cross is diverted behind for a corner.

63
Liverpool make their first change of the game as Jonjo Shelvey replaces Sahin.

61
Reading become more adventurous as Leigertwood fires in a shot which is blocked by Skrtel before falling into the arms of Jones.

59
Another great opening for Liverpool as Sahin sends Sterling clear down the left and he crosses for Suarez who can scoop his left-footed effort over the crossbar.

57
Agger is the first player to be booked after a late challenge on Pogrebnyak.

56
What a waste from Suarez as he races clear down the left, but in trying to pick out Gerrard he overhits the ball and fails to find his captain in a promising position.

53
Play switches straight to the other end and Reading waste a great chance to draw level as McCleary goes clear on goal, but Jones stands big to keep out the Reading winger's effort. Real scare for the home side.

53
Great save from McCarthy to deny Suarez after the striker beats Gorkks all ends up.

50
Johnson finds space on the edge of the box and rifles in a fierce shot which flies just wide of the target. The defender has got forward at every opportunity this afternoon.

47
Reading win a free-kick wide on the left as Wisdom is harshly adjudged to have fouled McAnuff. Guthrie whips in the free-kick but his effort goes over the crossbar.

46
Great chance for Liverpool to double their lead as Suarez picks out Sterling inside the box and he beats his man before firing in a shot which is palmed clear by McCarthy.

46
There are no changes from either side at the start of the second half.

46
Restart:Liverpool get the second half underway attacking the Kop.

Ben Stone has been happy with Liverpool's first half performance and is predicting a 3-0 victory at the end.

If you have any comment about the opening 45 minutes feel free to air your opinions throughout the game. You can contact me direct at Peter.O'Rourke@bskyb.com.

The referee brings the first half to a close with Liverpool leading 1-0 thanks to Sterling's effort, but the crowd are unhappy with what they see of the treatment of the officials towards Suarez.

45+2
The home fans are up in arms as Suarez goes down wide on the left under a challenge from Gorkks but nothing is given.

45+1
Johnson's attempted shot is diverted behind for a Liverpool corner as the home side end the half on top.

45
There will be two minutes of added time at the end of the opening 45 minutes.

45
Liverpool go close again as Sterling tees up Johnson inside the box and his shot is collected at the second attempt by McCarthy.

43
Reading win a free-kick in a dangerous position as Agger is adjudged to have pushed Pogrebnyak in the back.

41
Reading have their first shot of the game as Leigertwood finds space on the box, but his left-footed shot goes well over the crossbar.

40
Suso is man-handled by Shorey near the halfway line and eventually the referee gives the home side a free-kick, but calls the game back as Sahin tries to take a quick free-kick to send Suarez clear.

37
Suarez's free-kick is well blocked by the Reading wall as The Kop sing the striker's name.

37
Liverpool win a free-kick on the edge of the box as Suarez is caught by Gorkks to an amazing reception from the home fans who applaud the Reds striker finally getting a decison from the officials.

35
Reading ease some of the pressure on their defence by winning a corner, but Shorey's cross is cleared by Gerrard. Poor delivery from the Reading full-back

34
Great run and effort from Suarez after he picks the ball up off a loose pass from Guthrie, but hs shot flies just wide of the target past a worried McCarthy.

29
GOAL: Liverpool break the deadlock as Suarez sends Sterling clear on goal and the youngster fires home low into the bottom corner with his first Premier League goal for the club.

27
Another missed opportunity from the home side as Suarez gets in down the right and spots the onrushing Sahin unmarked inside the box, but the midfielder misses the ball and the chance goes abegging.

26
Another opening for Sterling who is sent free down the left and he cuts the ball back for Sahin who hits his left-footed shot over the top. Liverpool getting a lot of joy down Reading's left.

25
Reading are forced into a change as Karacan is unable to shake off the problem and Garath McCleary replaces him.

24
Suarez is unlucky as his attempted chip from the edge of the box lands on the top of the net. Best effort of the game so far.

24
Suarez goes down on the edge of the but nothing is given much to the annoyance of the home fans.

22
Injury worry for Reading as Karacan needs some treatment after a challenge with Gerrard, but the midfielder looks like he will try and run the problem off.

21
Play switches straight down to the other end as Suarez plays in Sterling on the left-hand side of the box, but the youngster again takes too long to decide what to do with the ball and in the end Reading clear the ball off the Liverpool attacker for a goalkick. Wasted opportunity.

21
Jones is forced into his first action of the game as he catches a cross from Kebe.

19
Sterling tries his luck with a curling shot from the edge of the box, but his effort is comfortably saved by McCarthy.

17
Some nice approach from Liverpool, but it is breaking down all too often inside the box.

15
Great chance for Liverpool wasted as Sterling takes too long on the ball after being played in by Suarez and his shot is blocked by Mariappa.

13
Kebe wins a free-kick inside the Liverpool half after being brough down by Allen. Shorey's cross is well defended and cleared.

13
Reading are camped outside their own penalty box and are happy to soak up Liverpool's pressure.

10
Suso cuts in from the left and fires in a shot which deflects off his own team-mate Sahin and behind for a goalkick.

10
Reading struggling to get out of their own half, but they are defending well keeping Liverpool at bay.

8
Johnson almost gets in for Liverpool, but Cummings makes a great last-ditch challenge to deny the Liverpool defender getting a shot in on goal

5
Sahin is caught offside as he looks to make a run into the box.

5
Liverpool dominating possession in the early stages, but no chances created as yet.

2
Reading win the first corner of the game and Shorey's delivery is cleared by Wisdom.

2
Bright start from both sides and both sets of fans in good voice as they welcome back Premier League football after the international break

Kick-off: Reading get the game underway at Anfield.

The two teams are out on the pitch as we get ready for kick-off.

George Bennett also a Liverpool fan is going for a 2-0 win with Suarez and Sahin on the mark.

Feel free to air your opinions throughout the game. You can contact me direct at Peter.O'Rourke@bskyb.com.

Liverpool fan Gabriel Sutton believes this is a must-win game for Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool and is going for a 2-0 home victory. What are your predictions for the game?

I look forward to hearing from you and I will endeavour to post as many of your thoughts, opinions and reaction as I can.

Reading have made three changes from the 2-2 draw with Swansea, with former Liverpool midfielder Danny Guthrie recalled to the starting line-up.

If you fancy a flutter on today's action here are the latest betting odds from Skybet. Liverpool 1/3, Draw 4/1, Reading 8/1

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Reading starting XI: McCarthy, Cummings, Gorkss, Mariappa, Shorey, Kebe, Guthrie, Leigertwood, Karacan, McAnuff, Pogrebnyak.

Liverpool starting XI: Jones, Wisdom, Skrtel, Agger, Johnson, Gerrard, Allen, Sahin, Fernandez Saez, Suarez, Sterling

Jason Roberts is on the bench for Reading and as expected he is not wearing a Kick It Out T-shirt in the warm-up.

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina misses out for the home side after failing to recover from a hamstring injury he picked up on international duty meaning a start for Brad Jones.

The teams are in....

Kick-off is 1500

Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 13 September 2014
12:45
Arsenal v Man City  
15:00
Chelsea v Swansea  
C Palace v Burnley  
Southampton v Newcastle  
Stoke v Leicester  
Sunderland v Tottenham  
West Brom v Everton  
17:30
Liverpool v A Villa  
Sunday, 14 September 2014
16:00
Man Utd v QPR  
Monday, 15 September 2014
20:00
Hull City v West Ham  
Saturday, 20 September 2014
12:45
QPR v Stoke  
15:00
A Villa v Arsenal  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 3 7 9
2 Swansea 3 5 9
3 A Villa 3 2 7
4 Man City 3 3 6
5 Liverpool 3 2 6
6 Tottenham 3 2 6
7 Arsenal 3 1 5
8 Southampton 3 1 4
9 Hull City 3 0 4
10 Stoke 3 0 4
11 West Ham 3 -1 3
12 QPR 3 -4 3
13 Sunderland 3 -1 2
14 Man Utd 3 -1 2
15 Leicester 3 -2 2
16 Newcastle 3 -2 2
17 Everton 3 -3 2
18 West Brom 3 -3 2
19 C Palace 3 -3 1
20 Burnley 3 -3 1

Updated Mon, 01 Sep 2014

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