That's it for today, Martin Atkinson has blown his whistle and the game is over.
Today's referee Martin Atkinson rightly decides to book James Milner (Liverpool) for his harsh tackle.
There will be a minimum of 3 min. of added time.
Liverpool take a short corner instead of sending the ball into the penalty area.
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) must feel embarrassed now. He received a killer pass, but his shot from the six-yard box was a disaster. He miskicked and made it very easy for Neil Etheridge to get hold of the ball. The ball is out of play and the linesman points at the corner flag. Corner to Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp has decided to make a change. Joe Gomez (Liverpool) replaces Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Sean Morrison (Cardiff) fails to beat the offside trap and the linesman puts his flag up.
Substitution. Junior Hoilett leaves the pitch and is replaced by Josh Murphy (Cardiff).
Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff) has received a yellow card for his foul.
James Milner (Liverpool) steps up to take the penalty and leaves the keeper helpless with a shot into the bottom right corner.
James Milner (Liverpool) will take the responsibility and he is already preparing the ball.
Sean Morrison (Cardiff) pulls the jersey of one of the opposition players and Martin Atkinson blows his whistle for a foul. PENALTY! One of the players from Liverpool is about to take a penalty kick. Let's see how this ends.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) launches the ball from the resulting corner, but one of the defenders is first to the ball and deals with the threat.
Neil Warnock is forced to make a change. Joe Ralls (Cardiff) is not able to carry on due to injury. He is replaced by Leandro Bacuna.
Joe Ralls (Cardiff) is asking for medical treatment after picking up an injury.
Sadio Mane (Liverpool) sends the ball into the box from the side of the pitch, but his cross is blocked. Liverpool have a corner.
Cardiff take the corner, but their hopes of scoring a goal end with a nice clearance by the defence.
Fabinho is substituted due to injury. Jurgen Klopp gives a chance to James Milner (Liverpool).
Fabinho (Liverpool) is lying on the ground after being tackled and the physio comes onto the pitch to give him medical treatment.
Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool) outjumped his marker after a well-taken corner, but his header goes wide of the target.
Jurgen Klopp prepares a substitution. Naby Keita is replaced by Fabinho (Liverpool).
Liverpool have been awarded a corner kick. The referee and one of his assistants both point at the corner flag.
Here comes a substitution. Kenneth Zohore (Cardiff) is brought on as a substitute for Oumar Niasse.
Sean Morrison (Cardiff) outjumped his marker after a well-taken corner, but his header goes wide of the target.
Cardiff force a corner. Their opponents will face another attacking threat.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) decides to take a short corner instead of crossing into the box.
CHANCE! Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) picks up a perfect pass inside the box, makes himself some space for a shot, but his effort goes just over the crossbar. The ball goes out of play and Cardiff will have a goal kick.
What a wasted opportunity by Junior Hoilett (Cardiff)! He creates himself some space inside the penalty box and unleashes a decent strike towards the left side of the goal, but Alisson makes an astonishing save to thwart him.
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) attempts to find one of his teammates with a free kick, but the defence is well positioned and clears the ball away from danger.
A clumsy foul by Junior Hoilett (Cardiff) and Martin Atkinson blows his whistle. A free kick to Liverpool.
Trent Alexander-Arnold produces a cross from the resulting corner and finds Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool) inside the box. He pulls the trigger and scores, sending the ball inside the right post. What a brilliant finish. 0:1.
Liverpool will have a chance to score from a corner kick.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) does well on the edge of the box to find space and powers a shot in on goal that just goes over the bar. The ball goes out of play and Cardiff will have a goal kick.
The corner from Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) is hurriedly cleared.
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) put a cross into the box which wasn't a bad decision, but he failed to achieve what he wanted as none of his teammates managed to meet it.
Sadio Mane (Liverpool) looks up on the edge of the box and rifles in a screamer of a shot that flies just over the bar. The ball goes out of play and Cardiff will have a goal kick.
The linesman signals that Oumar Niasse (Cardiff) is offside and the referee confirms the decision.
Sean Morrison (Cardiff) misses a good chance to score. A perfect cross into the box finds Sean Morrison (Cardiff) who rises for a header, but he sends the ball well over the bar. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Liverpool.
Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff) sends the ball into the penalty area from a throw-in as if it's a corner kick.
The second half has just started.
Martin Atkinson has ended the first half by blowing the whistle.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) unleashes a powerful shot from the free kick but it only hits the defensive wall.
Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff) trips an opposition player and Martin Atkinson signals a foul. Liverpool earn a free kick which could lead to a goal-scoring opportunity.
2 additional min. will be played.
Sadio Mane (Liverpool) gets to the ball from the resulting corner kick and attempts to curl it past the keeper. His wild shot sails wide of the goal. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Cardiff.
The referee awards a corner and Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) goes over to take it.
The resulting set piece from Cardiff is comfortably intercepted by one of the defending players.
Oumar Niasse (Cardiff) runs with the ball towards the keeper and pulls the trigger from close range, but Alisson anticipates his intention and makes an amazing save to stop the shot going into the top of the net. Now Cardiff have a corner.
Cardiff have a chance to score from a corner kick, but the ball is cleared by a defender.
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Cardiff) crosses the ball into the box, but one of the defending players averts the threat. It will be a corner kick for Cardiff.
What a chance! Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) rises high to meet the corner and plants a fine header goalwards, but the goalkeeper is alert and pulls off an astonishing reflex save.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) will take the corner.
Flag goes up against Sadio Mane (Liverpool) and the referee blows his whistle for offside.me>>. The referee blows his whistle for offside.
None of the Liverpool players could reach the corner kick as the ball was overhit and goes out of play.
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) came close to scoring. He connected with a pass inside the box and perhaps should have done better than direct his shot straight at Neil Etheridge. Good work from Liverpool as they win a corner.
Victor Camarasa (Cardiff) commits a rough challenge and Martin Atkinson blows his whistle for an infringement. Liverpool have a free kick.
Oumar Niasse (Cardiff) hasn't suffered any serious injury which would see him leave the pitch. He's back in the game now.
Looks like Oumar Niasse (Cardiff) is struggling after picking up a knock. Hopefully he can run it off.
The cross fools the defence and leaves Sadio Mane (Liverpool) with an easy chance inside the box, but he mistimes his shot and sends it just over the bar. The ball goes out of play and Cardiff will have a goal kick.
Liverpool are showcasing great team work and neat passing moves.
Half-chance! Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) plays a pass into the box, but Neil Etheridge reacts well to snuff out the attack.
Sadio Mane (Liverpool) produces a lovely ball into the penalty area but the defender manages to intercept and comfortably averts the danger.
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) sends a sweet pass into the penalty area, but one of the defenders averts the danger.
Close! Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) picks up the ball in space and from inside the penalty area sends a shot narrowly over the bar.
Cardiff fail to score from a corner as Alisson (Liverpool) leaps to collect the ball.
Joe Bennett (Cardiff) finds himself beyond the last defender, but the game is stopped by the referee after the linesman signals for offside.
Martin Atkinson blows his whistle and signals a foul after Naby Keita (Liverpool) brought his opponent down.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) takes the corner but only sends it into a huddle of the defenders and one of them makes a good clearance.
Naby Keita (Liverpool) shows his great vision by switching the play and picking out Roberto Firmino with a fantastic crossfield pass.
The linesman raises his flag. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) is adjudged offside.
The first half of this match is about to start.
The players are out and the match is about to start. Liverpool will have the kick-off.
Martin Atkinson is introduced as the referee for today's match.
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