Luis Suarez headed a dramatic late equaliser for Liverpool against Chelsea in a match that will be remembered for his bite on Branislav Ivanovic.

Oscar headed in a corner to put the visitors in front but Daniel Sturridge tapped in a Suarez cross to equalise.

An Eden Hazard penalty restored Chelsea's lead after a handball by Suarez, who bit defender Ivanovic's arm shortly afterwards.

Rodgers wants to review Suarez 'bite'

Suarez then levelled in the 97th minute to leave Chelsea fourth in the league.

The Uruguayan guided in a header from Sturridge's cross deep into stoppage time but it is his bite on Ivanovic which will make the headlines.

The misdemeanour took place following his handball from a corner as his frustrations at conceding a spot-kick seemed to get the better of him.

It is not the first time he has committed such an offence: he was banned for seven games for biting PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakkal's shoulder while Ajax captain in 2010.

Analysis

"Luis Suarez went from hero, villain to hero in one half of football. You just cannot keep him out of any game for a second. Rafael Benitez is left frustrated on his first return to Anfield as a manager. But it is another game that, for all sorts of reasons, is about Luis Suarez."

Referee Kevin Friend did not seem to see the incident but spoke to both players after they clashed, with Ivanovic trying to show the official a mark on his upper arm.

The incident will be the main talking point of the match, which saw former Reds manager and current Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez denied an important victory on his first return to Anfield since leaving the club in 2010.

The draw leaves Chelsea a point behind third-placed Arsenal, although they have a game in hand on the Gunners, and a point ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham.

The match was preceded by a minute's applause for Hillsborough campaigner Anne Williams, who passed away on Thursday, and those affected by the marathon attack on Boston, where Liverpool's club owners hail from.

When the action got under way, the Reds were the first to threaten as Glen Johnson combined with Jordan Henderson and Suarez on the way to toe-poking an effort wide.

However, it was Chelsea who made the breakthrough as Oscar scored with a near-post header from Juan Mata's corner following poor marking from Liverpool centre-back Daniel Agger.

Chelsea's Premier League run-in

  • 27 April: Swansea (h)
  • 4 May: Man Utd (a)
  • 12 May: Aston Villa (a)
  • 19 May: Everton (h)
  • TBA: Tottenham (h)

Reds keeper Pepe Reina nearly gifted the visitors a second when he fumbled a long-range David Luiz free-kick before gathering the ball just before it crossed the goal-line.

The home side struggled to match the pace and purpose of Chelsea, although Liverpool almost equalised when Suarez ran on to a Stewart Downing pass and had an angled strike blocked by keeper Petr Cech.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, who was in charge of the Merseysiders for the 50th time, brought on Sturridge to try to work a way back into the game.

The move almost had an instant impact as the striker slid a pass through to release Steven Gerrard, whose goal-bound shot was smartly diverted wide by the outstretched leg of Cech.

Almost immediately, a rasping Sturridge strike beat Cech, only to thunder off the post before the home side's pressure paid off following a well-worked move.

Benitez questions amount of injury time

Downing hooked a pass back to Suarez, whose first-time cross to the far post was side-footed in by Sturridge from close range.

No sooner had Liverpool got back on level terms than they were again behind. Suarez handled a corner and Hazard stepped up to send Reina the wrong way with his spot-kick.

Suarez then bit Ivanovic in the Chelsea area as a Liverpool attack fizzled out, although he escaped punishment at the time.

Chelsea were heading for the three points in the final minute of stoppage time, only for Suarez to nod in an equaliser. It was his 30th goal of the campaign but the focus is likely to be on the striker's conduct during the match rather than his playing exploits.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (5)

Liverpool

  • 25 Reina
  • 02 Johnson
  • 03 Jose Enrique
  • 05 Agger
  • 23 Carragher Booked
  • 08 Gerrard
  • 10 Coutinho (Sturridge - 46' )
  • 14 Henderson Booked
  • 19 Downing (Shelvey - 80' Booked )
  • 21 Lucas Booked
  • 07 Suarez Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Jones
  • 16 Coates
  • 37 Skrtel
  • 33 Shelvey
  • 35 Coady
  • 11 Assaidi
  • 15 Sturridge

Chelsea

  • 01 Cech
  • 02 Ivanovic
  • 04 Luiz
  • 28 Azpilicueta Booked
  • 34 Bertrand
  • 07 Ramires
  • 10 Mata (Lampard - 90' )
  • 11 Oscar (Moses - 83' )
  • 12 Mikel
  • 17 Hazard (Benayoun - 78' )
  • 09 Torres Booked

Substitutes

  • 22 Turnbull
  • 19 Ferreira
  • 26 Terry
  • 08 Lampard
  • 13 Moses
  • 30 Benayoun
  • 29 Ba
Ref: Friend
Att: 45,009

Match Stats

Shots

23 9

On target

12 6

Corners

8 5

Fouls

8 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +8:02 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +6:35 Booking

Booking Petr Cech (Chelsea) booked for dissent.

90:00 +6:32

Assist (cross) by Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) from right wing.

90:00 +6:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Luis Suarez - Liverpool 2 - 2 Chelsea Headed goal by Luis Suarez (Liverpool) (top-right of goal) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards).Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea.

90:00 +5:48

Cross by Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), clearance by Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea). Defending throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea).

90:00 +5:24

Defending throw-in by Sanchez Jose Enrique (Liverpool).

90:00 +5:05

Shot by Luis Suarez (Liverpool) drilled right-footed from left channel (30 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Petr Cech (Chelsea).

90:00 +4:04

Defending throw-in by Daniel Agger (Liverpool).

90:00 +2:42

Shot by Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).

90:00 +2:05

Defending throw-in by Glen Johnson (Liverpool).

90:00 +1:17

Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool). Shot by Jonjo Shelvey (Liverpool) drilled right-footed from left channel (25 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).

89:54

Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).

89:54 Substitution

Substitution Chelsea substitution: Juan Mata replaced by Frank Lampard (tactical).

89:27

Shot by Jonjo Shelvey (Liverpool) drilled left-footed from left channel (20 yards), blocked by Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea). Attacking throw-in by Sanchez Jose Enrique (Liverpool). Header by Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.

89:05

Cross by Sanchez Jose Enrique (Liverpool), clearance by Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea).

87:57

Cross by Jamie Carragher (Liverpool), header by Daniel Agger (Liverpool) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).

86:41

Cross by Jonjo Shelvey (Liverpool), clearance by David Luiz (Chelsea). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Jonjo Shelvey (Liverpool) to centre, clearance by Yossi Benayoun (Chelsea).

85:48

Shot by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) right-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Petr Cech (Chelsea).

85:29

Foul by Mikel Mikel (Chelsea) on Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool). Free kick taken left-footed by Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) from right channel, resulting in open play.

84:20

Shot by Jonjo Shelvey (Liverpool) right-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).

82:35

Free kick taken right-footed by Jamie Carragher (Liverpool) from own half, resulting in open play.

82:35 Substitution

Substitution Chelsea substitution: Emboaba Oscar replaced by Victor Moses (injury).

81:11

Foul by Yossi Benayoun (Chelsea) on Jordan Henderson (Liverpool).

81:11 Booking

Booking Jonjo Shelvey (Liverpool) booked for unsporting behaviour.

80:18

Attacking throw-in by Sanchez Jose Enrique (Liverpool).

79:16

Attacking throw-in by Sanchez Jose Enrique (Liverpool).

79:16 Substitution

Substitution Liverpool substitution: Stewart Downing replaced by Jonjo Shelvey (tactical).

77:26

Defending throw-in by Glen Johnson (Liverpool).

77:26 Substitution

Substitution Chelsea substitution: Eden Hazard replaced by Yossi Benayoun (tactical).

76:18

Weak shot by Stewart Downing (Liverpool) left-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), missed left. Defending throw-in by Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea). Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).

75:15

Cross by Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), clearance by Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Luis Suarez (Liverpool) to near post, clearance by Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea). Shot by Sanchez Jose Enrique (Liverpool) lobbed left-footed from left channel (35+ yards), comfortable save (caught) by Petr Cech (Chelsea).

73:53

Shot by Luis Suarez (Liverpool) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Petr Cech (Chelsea). Defending throw-in by Daniel Agger (Liverpool).

73:03

Cross by David Luiz (Chelsea), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken short by Jose Reina (Liverpool).

71:07

Foul by David Luiz (Chelsea) on Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool). Free kick taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) from own half, resulting in open play. Defending throw-in by Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

70:26

Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea).

70:03

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Juan Mata (Chelsea) to centre, clearance by Sanchez Jose Enrique (Liverpool).

69:11

Emboaba Oscar has a drilled shot. Blocked by Glen Johnson. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Juan Mata, Jordan Henderson makes a clearance. Eden Hazard takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Gerrard.

68:50

Cross by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), comfortable save (caught) by Petr Cech (Chelsea).

68:18

Goal kick taken short by Jose Reina (Liverpool).

65:55

Foul by David Luiz (Chelsea) on Jamie Carragher (Liverpool). Free kick drilled right-footed by Luis Suarez (Liverpool) from right channel (18 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).

64:56

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) to centre, clearance by Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea).

63:19

Free kick taken left-footed by Juan Mata (Chelsea) from left channel, resulting in open play.

63:19 Booking

Booking Jamie Carragher (Liverpool) booked for unsporting behaviour.

63:14

Foul by Jamie Carragher (Liverpool) on Fernando Torres (Chelsea).

62:42

Cross by Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), clearance by Jamie Carragher (Liverpool). Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea).

60:38

Attacking throw-in by Sanchez Jose Enrique (Liverpool).

60:08

Foul by Emboaba Oscar (Chelsea) on Glen Johnson (Liverpool). Free kick taken right-footed by Jamie Carragher (Liverpool) from own half, resulting in open play.

59:25

Attacking throw-in by Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

58:37

Handball by Nascimento Ramires (Chelsea). Free kick taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) from right channel, resulting in open play.

57:54

Defending throw-in by Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

56:31

Assist (cross) by Juan Mata (Chelsea) from right by-line.

56:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Eden Hazard - Liverpool 1 - 2 Chelsea Power penalty taken right-footed by Eden Hazard (Chelsea) (bottom-left of goal), scored.Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea.

55:44 Booking

Booking Luis Suarez (Liverpool) booked for unsporting behaviour.

53:57

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Juan Mata (Chelsea) to far post, resulting in open play. Handball by Luis Suarez (Liverpool).

53:14

Free kick taken right-footed by Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) from own half, resulting in open play.

53:14 Booking

Booking Leiva Lucas (Liverpool) booked for unsporting behaviour.

53:05

Foul by Leiva Lucas (Liverpool) on Juan Mata (Chelsea).

52:32

Free kick taken left-footed by Sanchez Jose Enrique (Liverpool) from own half, resulting in open play.

52:32 Booking

Booking Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) booked for unsporting behaviour.

52:27

Handball by Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

51:05

Assist (pass) by Luis Suarez (Liverpool) from right channel.

51:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Daniel Sturridge - Liverpool 1 - 1 Chelsea Goal by Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (6 yards).Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea.

49:55

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Stewart Downing (Liverpool) to far post, foul by Daniel Agger (Liverpool) on Nascimento Ramires (Chelsea). Free kick taken left-footed by Petr Cech (Chelsea) from own half, resulting in open play.

48:27

Shot by Emboaba Oscar (Chelsea) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Glen Johnson (Liverpool). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Juan Mata (Chelsea) to near post, save (punched) by Jose Reina (Liverpool). Shot by Fernando Torres (Chelsea) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken short by Jose Reina (Liverpool).

48:01

Attacking throw-in by Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

47:31

Defending throw-in by Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

47:03

Defending throw-in by Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

46:25

Shot by Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) drilled right-footed from left channel (25 yards),

45:16

Shot by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (blocked) by Petr Cech (Chelsea). Corner from left by-line taken short left-footed by Stewart Downing (Liverpool). Cross by Stewart Downing (Liverpool), resulting in ball out of play. Defending throw-in by Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Liverpool substitution: Phillippe Coutinho replaced by Daniel Sturridge (tactical).

45:00 +1:08 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +0:13

Shot by Luis Suarez (Liverpool) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Petr Cech (Chelsea).

44:39

Attacking throw-in by Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

43:42

Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea).

43:03

Defending throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea).

42:39

Shot by Phillippe Coutinho (Liverpool) drilled right-footed from right channel (30 yards), blocked by Mikel (Chelsea).

41:12

Foul by Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) on Mikel (Chelsea). Free kick taken right-footed by Mikel Mikel Mikel Mikel (Chelsea) from left channel, passed.

40:37

Shot by Luis Suarez (Liverpool) drilled right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), save (parried) by Petr Cech (Chelsea).

39:07

Shot by Stewart Downing (Liverpool) left-footed from right channel (30 yards), blocked by Mikel (Chelsea).

38:36

Attacking throw-in by Stewart Downing (Liverpool).

37:36

Defending throw-in by Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

37:01

Free kick taken right-footed by Jamie Carragher (Liverpool) from own half, resulting in open play.

37:01 Booking

Booking Fernando Torres (Chelsea) booked for unsporting behaviour.

36:44

Foul by Fernando Torres (Chelsea) on Jamie Carragher (Liverpool).

36:15

Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).

34:31

Defending throw-in by Sanchez Jose Enrique (Liverpool).

32:40

Luis Suarez (Liverpool) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Petr Cech (Chelsea) from own half, resulting in open play.

32:12

Cross by Phillippe Coutinho (Liverpool), comfortable save (caught) by Petr Cech (Chelsea).

31:08

Cross by Stewart Downing (Liverpool), blocked by David Luiz (Chelsea). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Stewart Downing (Liverpool) to far post, resulting in ball out of play. Defending throw-in by Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

30:46

Defending throw-in by Jamie Carragher (Liverpool).

30:12

Foul by Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) on Phillippe Coutinho (Liverpool). Free kick taken left-footed by Sanchez Jose Enrique (Liverpool) from left wing, resulting in open play.

29:44

Goal kick taken short by Jose Reina (Liverpool).

28:10

Brilliant free kick drilled right-footed by David Luiz (Chelsea) from right channel (35+ yards), save (fumbled) by Jose Reina (Liverpool).

28:10 Booking

Booking Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) booked for unsporting behaviour.

27:57

Foul by Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) on Eden Hazard (Chelsea).

26:49

Foul by Stewart Downing (Liverpool) on Emboaba Oscar (Chelsea). Free kick taken left-footed by David Luiz (Chelsea) from own half, resulting in open play.

25:27

Assist (cross) by Juan Mata (Chelsea) from right by-line.

25:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Emboaba Oscar - Liverpool 0 - 1 Chelsea headed goal by Emboaba Oscar (Chelsea) (top-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Liverpool 0-1 Chelsea.

24:46

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Juan Mata (Chelsea) to centre,

23:35

Shot by Emboaba Oscar (Chelsea) drilled right-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken short by Jose Reina (Liverpool).

22:51

Cross by Stewart Downing (Liverpool), comfortable save (caught) by Petr Cech (Chelsea).

22:06

Foul by Mikel Mikel (Chelsea) on Luis Suarez (Liverpool). Free kick taken left-footed by Daniel Agger (Liverpool) from left channel, resulting in open play.

21:07

Defending throw-in by Glen Johnson (Liverpool).

20:40

Defending throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea).

19:11

Shot by Nascimento Ramires (Chelsea) drilled right-footed from right channel (25 yards), save (punched) by Jose Reina (Liverpool). Attacking throw-in by Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

18:47

Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea).

18:39

Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea).

17:47

Foul by Mikel Mikel (Chelsea) on Jamie Carragher (Liverpool). Free kick taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) from own half, resulting in open play.

17:10

Shot by Stewart Downing (Liverpool) drilled left-footed from right channel (30 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).

16:34

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) to far post, clearance by Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

14:45

Goal kick taken short by Jose Reina (Liverpool).

13:13

Shot by Emboaba Oscar (Chelsea) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Jose Reina (Liverpool).

12:29

Goal kick taken short by Jose Reina (Liverpool).

11:26

Foul by Glen Johnson (Liverpool) on David Luiz (Chelsea). Free kick taken left-footed by Petr Cech (Chelsea) from own half, resulting in open play.

10:48

Defending throw-in by Sanchez Jose Enrique (Liverpool).

10:04

Attacking throw-in by Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

8:23

Defending throw-in by Glen Johnson (Liverpool).

5:42

Foul by Emboaba Oscar (Chelsea) on Luis Suarez (Liverpool). Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) from right wing, clearance by Mikel (Chelsea). Shot by Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).

4:54

Defending throw-in by Sanchez Jose Enrique (Liverpool).

4:21

Shot by Glen Johnson (Liverpool) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken short by Petr Cech (Chelsea).

3:57

Fernando Torres (Chelsea) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Jose Reina (Liverpool) from own half, resulting in open play.

2:16

Foul by Fernando Torres (Chelsea) on Daniel Agger (Liverpool). Free kick taken right-footed by Jose Reina (Liverpool) from own half, resulting in open play.

1:34

Defending throw-in by Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

1:20

Attacking throw-in by Sanchez Jose Enrique (Liverpool).

0:54

Cross by Glen Johnson (Liverpool), resulting in ball out of play. Defending throw-in by Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

0:14

Foul by Leiva Lucas (Liverpool) on Eden Hazard (Chelsea). Free kick taken right-footed by Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) from own half, resulting in open play.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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