90+4 The final whistle goes.
One more corner on the left for Liverpool. The hosts just happy to keep possession.
Sterling's shot from distance is blocked then a deep cross from the left goes to the back post but an outstretched Sakho can't quite get a touch on it.
Late corner on the left for Liverpool.
There will be four added minutes.
Sterling shot blocked by Caulker on the edge of the Cardiff box.
Low, left-foot shot from Suarez but Marshall thwarts the hat-trick and gets down well to save.
Liverpool press the ball well and force Cardiff to feed the ball back to Marshall.
Johnson tries to squeeze past two defenders but is fouled in the process and wins a free-kick.
Great cross again from Noone but it just brushes off the head of Caulker and is behind for a Liverpool goal-kick.
Cardiff win another corner on the left after Agger heads behind under pressure from Campbell. The restart is stabbed away by Skrtel.
83 Daniel Agger on for the hosts and he replaces Coutinho.
Good break from Liverpool via Henderson. He finds Suarez on the edge of the Cardiff box and the latter shoots just wide.
Long-range shot from Coutinho well wide of the Cardiff goal.
Shot from Noone wide of the Liverpool goal. Agger looks ready to come on for the home side.
80 Andreas Cornelius on for Aron Gunnarsson.
Cardiff give the ball away carelessly on halfway and Liverpool break with Allen. He tries to find Henderson but his pass is poor.
Sterling can't quite find the room for a cross but does win a corner on the right for Liverpool. Free header for Allen is over the bar.
Sterling through on Marshall but he can't find the finish. The ball breaks for Suarez, who hits the post from a tight angle.
Theophile-Catherine in an adanavced position down the right but he can't beat Skrtel and the ball is behind for a goal-kick.
Johnson halted by Theophile-Catherine in the Cardiff box and a corner to Liverpool. It is taken by Suarez and hit far too deep.
More and more pressure from Cardiff and a dangerous cross from Noone has to be dealt with by the Liverpool defence.
72 Rash challenge by Sterling on Whittingham and he goes in the book.
Caulker wins the header and the ball drops in the Liverpool box before being scrambled clear by the hosts.
Another corner on the left for Cardiff.
Allen gives the ball away on the edge of the Cardiff area and Cardiff break again.
Suarez shoots in his bid for the hat-trick but his effort is blocked and goes behind for a corner. The Cardiff defence clears.
Corner on the right for Liverpool taken by Coutinho and aimed at Suarez but headed clear by Theophile-Catherine.
Great delivery again from Whittingham and this time Ben Turner heads on target and Mignolet has to make the save.
Free-kick is too deep from the elft but then Suarez gives away another on the right so Cardiff can deliver into the Liverpool box again.
Free-kick to Cardiff after Allen bundles over Campbell.
Certainly more lively from the visitors in the last 10 minutes.
Mutch gets on the end of the corner under pressure but he can't get any direction and it is behind for a Liverpool goal-kick.
More pressure from Cardiff as they win on croner on the left.
58 GOAL MUTCH: Whittingham delivers a deep free-kick from the right and Mutch is free at the back post to head past Mignolet.
Cardiff have the chance to break but Kelly halts Campbell just inside the Liverpool half.
Johnson now swapped sides and he is a left-back with Kelly at right-back.
55 Liverpool change sees Martin Kelly on for Flanagan.
55 Kim Bo-Kyung on for Odemwingie and Medel is replaced by Frazier Campbell.
Whittingham attempts a deep cross from the elft but it floats harmlessly behind. Cardiff getting ready to make some changes.
Fine run from Sterling to the edge of the Cardiff area but he can't quite make up his mind what to do and loses possession.
Cardiff with a chance to break but Whittingham gives the ball straight to Skrtel. Liverpool build an attack of their own and Coutinho shoots wide from the edge of the Cardiff area.
Allen closes down well on Medel and the ball is out for a Cardiff throw deep in their own half.
Johnson does well to fashion a cross from the right but there are enough Cardiff defenders in the box to get it clear.
Brilliant play again from Liverpool as they carve through the Cardiff defence. Flanagan crosses but Henderson just can't force the ball home from close range. Sterling shoots just wide from the resultant corner.
Cardiff start the second half.
Lee Kay says: "I can't believe what an amazing game this is. Henderson is on fire. His vision is amazing and Suarez really only 200k a week? :) Lets start the 2nd half off nil nil and start all over."
Raj from Moscow says: "Liverpool well on top, Suarez to get another 3 in second-half and a scoreline of 7-0 to end a superb week on a high!! Come on Liverpool!!!"
Sky Bet have a number of Price Boosts ahead of the second half: Liverpool to win 3-1 18/1, Liverpool to win 4-1 11/1, Philippe Coutinho to score next 15/2, Peter Odemwingie to score next 20/1, Luis Suarez to score next & Liverpool to win 5-0 11/1, Raheem Stirling to score next & Liverpool to win 5-1 66/1.
Sky Bet go 150/1 that Cardiff will fight back and win the game. Liverpool are 1/1000 and the draw is 80/1. Luis Suarez is on a hat-trick and 5/2 to score the next goal.
45+1 The whistle goes for the break.
45 GOAL SUAREZ: Absolutely magnificent from Suarez from the edge of the Cardiff area as he curls a right-foot shot into the far corner past the despairing dive of Marshall. Truly brilliant.
Mutch currently on the ground clutching his head after challenging for a high ball with Sakho. Sutch back on his feet.
Suarez shoots from the edge of the Cardiff area but his effort is dragged wide of the upright.
42 GOAL STERLING: Liverpool rampage forward after a superb ball through from Henderson to Suarez. He unselfishly squares and Sterling rolls the ball into an empty net.
41 Skrtel floors Mutch with a clumsy challenge and he goes in the book.
Johnson is the latest Liverpool player clean through on the Cardiff goal but a woeful first touch gives Marshall the chance to gather the ball.
Great save by Marshall as Sterling closes in and unleashes a stinging right-foot shot that is parried well.
Dangerous cross from the right which Suarez misses but Flanagan gets an attempt goal-bound which looked very close to crossing the line.
Free-header for Skrtel six yards out but it goes over the bar.
Suarez trying to cause problems again in the Cardiff area and the ball is scrambled clear for a Liverpool corner on the left. Coutinho comes shot, beats Medel and his shot from a tight angle hits the foot of the left upright.
Caulker claiming he was helf by Skrtel when trying to go for the Whittingham free-kick and he lets the referee know that fact.
Dangerous ball in from the free-kick from Whittingham and Steven Caulker almost gets his head on it to force it goalward under pressure.
Foul by Henderson on Noone gives Cardiff a chance to get the ball into the Liverpool box.
More pressure and probing from Liverpool as they look for a second goal.
25 GOAL SUAREZ: The striker opens the scoring with an excellent right-foot volley from 16 yards into the corner which gives Marshall no chance.
Good work on the left bu Suarez to regain possession, he finds Coutinho on the edge of the Cardiff box but the latter's pass is cut out.
Odemwingie called up for a foul on the edge of the Liverpool area for backing in to the defender.
Coutinho spots the run of Henderson into the Cardiff box but his chip over the top is just too strong and Marshall collects.
Free-kick on halfway to Cardiff after Peter Odemwingie is brought down by Martin Skrtel.
Powerful shot on the volley from the edge of the area by Sterling but once again there is a Cardiff shirt in the way to make the block.
Coutinho once more finds Suarez on the edge of the area and after beating a couple of players, his shot is deflected behind for a corner.
Mutch climbs to meet the corner and gets a free header. But it is off target and he should have done a bit better.
Johnson's cross from the right is blocked and it goes out for a Liverpool throw. Swift counter-attack follows from Cardiff and a great shot from Noone is save well by Simon Mignolet and it is behind for a Cardiff corner.
Sakho carelessly gives the ball away to Mutch but his shot from the edge of the area is dragged well wide of the target.
Ball from Coutinho to Suarez on the edge of the area but his flick to try and find Henderson is wayward and goes through to Marshall.
More pressure down the Liverpool right and a cross into the box is headed clear by Kevin Theophile-Catherine.
Peter Whittingham hits the corner deep to the back post but there is some pushing in the area and the whistle goes for a Liverpool free-kick.
Cardiff corner on the right after a Jordon Mutch cross is deflected behind.
The dangerous Sterling sets up Suarez but his shot hits a last-gasp block before Philippe Coutinho sees his wayward effort go wide of the post.
Deep ball down the right for Glen Johnson to chase but the ball just goes behind as he hooks it back into the Cardiff box.
Craig Noone beats Jon Flanagan nicely on the Cardiif right and then wins a throw as Mamadou Skaho comes across to clear.
Sterling gets to the byline and pulls back a dangerous cross that is scrambled clear. Joe Allen immediately crosses again but Jordan Henderson is thwarted by David Marshall before Luis Suarez fires wide.
Early possession for Raheem Sterling down the right but he is brushed off the ball by Gary Medel.
We are under way at Anfield as the hosts take the kick-off.
Hi, JDogg from Cardiff: "I'm genuinely upset over Malky's treatment. The guy has done tremendously well and spent Tan's money wisely. The jury is out on Cornelius until he is fit but the others, particularly Medel, have been superb. Tan will make big money on him if he is that desperate to recoup cash. My heart is with the BLUEBIRDS but Liverpool could scrape a win or even give us a thrashing if Suarez runs riot. Portsmouth have shown how a club can survive despite owners who are hell bent on a path of destruction. Football is about communities and passion for the game not about dictators who are only around for a relatively short time."
Raj here from Moscow: "have a feeling this is going to be a very attacking game from Liverpool and possibly a very defensive one from Cardiff, however with Mackay wanting to prove something to the owner, this might be a great contest, looking at a down side, with the possibility of their manager going out, players might be down on confidence and take a hammering from Liverpool. Going for a huge Liverpool win here especially because its Anfield, match ball to be in Suarez hand at the end of the match."
Teams are coming out on to the pitch. Kick-off very shortly.
Thanks to Rich Gregory: "This game will come down to whether the Cardiff team fight for Mackay to send a message to Tan or whether the disruption has effected them. Liverpool win either way though, as long as Everton win tomorrow!"
"I predict a tight 1st half with Liverpool resting on their laurels from their White Hart Lane mauling. They are most vunerable after big wins. I feel one nil to the visitors at half time, maybe 1-1 then a scrappy 2-1 win for Liverpool with Coutinho scoring the winner. YNWA :-)" Anthony Carlin, Ballymena, NI. (School friend of Brendan Rodgers).
"Hi, Maurice from Liberia. We have a forecast league.There are 53 of us. We have forecast 53 home wins. The trouble with Tan is that he thinks it is all about him, but it is not. It is all about Cardiff City Football Club.That will be there when he is gone. One of his sychophants should remind him of that! Yo Ho Ho!"
Ahmad Husaini from Dubai says: "I'm pretty positive about this one, considering Cardiff being in tatters, their lack of motivation, plus Suarez's habit of punishing such teams. Certainly a must-win, since our next couple of trips are Sturridge-less and Gerrard-less ones to Stamford Bridge and the Etihad. I'm apprehensive about Allen's and Sterling's performances today.Come on you Reds! Let's go"
"Hi, this is Robbie from Cardiff, i'm predicting a 1-0 City win with a goal from Noone!"
"Hi, it's Joe from Preston, Liverpool fan. I'm predicting a 3-0 reds win, Suarez hat-trick."
Many thanks to AG from the Sunshine Coast in Aus: "massive LFC fan....5-1 to Liverpool with Henderson to score first! YNWA."
John Blick: "With liverpool on form this will be a great game with lots of goals. i'm saying 6-0 with a suarez hatrick."
Junaid Khalid says: "liverpool fan here, this should be an easy 3 points but some times it never is. Goin for 3-1 for liverpool. Suarez hat-trick."
Team News: Cardiff manager Malky Mackay makes just one change for what could possibly be his last match in charge of the club against Liverpool at Anfield. Despite it being understood he has received a letter from owner Vincent Tan telling him to quit or be fired, the Scot is at Anfield and brought in Aron Gunnarsson for Fraizer Campbell from the side which beat West Brom. Liverpool, unsurprisingly, name the same team which demolished Tottenham 5-0 last weekend, meaning Luis Suarez again captains the side the day after signing a new long-term contract with the club.
Cardiff: Marshall, Theophile-Catherine, Caulker, Turner, Taylor, Mutch, Medel, Noone, Gunnarsson, Whittingham, Odemwingie. Subs: Hudson, Cornelius, Campbell, Kim, Cowie, Lewis, John.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Sakho, Flanagan, Allen, Lucas, Henderson, Sterling, Suarez, Coutinho. Subs: Brad Jones, Toure, Agger, Alberto, Aspas, Moses, Kelly.
Thanks to MJ Watkins: "Cardiff need to hope suarez drank all that beer he was pictured buying yesterday after signing his new contract - 3-0 liverpool - morale in cardiff camp must be low."
Here is a pre-match betting update from Sky Bet. Liverpool are clearly a warm order at 1/5 with Cardiff 16/1 and the draw is 6/1. Raheem Sterling was excellent at White Hart Lane last week and his price has been boosted to score first from 11/2 to 8/1.
"hey dave, im nad from rotherham ,your a legend ,im a big liverpool fan and soo happy suarez signed new contract, i think sterling will have another good game and i am predicting a 4-1 victory with sterling and suarez getting two each.....ynwa lfc." Thanks Nad,
Good morning and welcome along to our live text coverage from Liverpool v Cardiff. My second straight week covering the former after they thrashed Tottenham so hopefully it will be similarly entertaining. Not sure what to expect from Cardiff after a rough old week. Drop me a line with your thoughts to email@example.com.