Liverpool 1-1 Norwich City

Premier League
Saturday 22 October 2011 - 5:30 pm
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Liverpool were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw in a game that saw the reds have enough chances to win more than one game of football.

Despite a barrage of chances, the crossbar, the posts at both Anfield goals and the opposition keeper all stopped the reds from picking up what would have been a deserved three points.

On the positive side, the reds are playing a brand of far football far superior than on offer last year and Liverpool fans can only hope that the chances soon start being put away.

Craig Bellamy earned a surprise recall to the starting line up for the reds – with Stewart Downing shifted to the right.  With Lucas out through suspension, Steven Gerrard and Charlie Adam marshalled the midfield.

Both Skrtel and Suarez hit the woodwork in the first half, which saw the reds kicking towards the Kop.  It was Bellamy however who broke through and grabbed the goal at the end of the first half.

The second half introduction of Grant Holt for Norwich bore immediate fruit, when he headed in Pilkington’s cross to level the scores.

Holt almost sensationally put Norwich ahead with a similar move but Reina stopped the ball with a snapshot save.

Suarez had another shot tipped on to the post, before Andy Carroll headed narrowly wide.  In the dying moments of the game John Ruddy produced a magical save from a Luis Suarez shot that on another day would have been a superb winner.

Liverpool will be disappointed with their solitary point, and are now 6th in the Premier League.  Defeats for Chelsea and Man Utd providing little crumb of comfort.

The reds travel to West Brom next week – to face up to Roy Hodgson’s men.

2 comments on
Liverpool 1-1 Norwich City

  1. To be honest the result was very disappointing but in fairness I think Norwich will have to feel they had huge luck in coming away with a point. We played some excellent football and the only ingredient missing was the finish.

    As good as Suarez is, his finishing does sometimes leave a lot to be desired. Part of the issue I feel is that we’re yet to find an ideal partner for him. Downing didn’t have much of an end product and his finishing was also really poor but then his goal record does not suggest otherwise.

    On a positive note though, it’s only going to be a matter of time before we paste somebody. Let’s hope it’s Stoke in the Carling Cup

  2. We play some excellent football but miss the greatest number of chances amongst the top sides!

    The problem here is obviously that our forward line is simply not good enough and unable to convert what the wingers and midfield create.

    We’re missing a Robbie Fowler or Ian Rush like penalty box poacher who will consistently put the ball in the back of the net!. Suarez and Bellamy both have their qualities, Kuyt is not a goalscorer where as Carroll has been a major disappointment other then having a few decent moments.

    The gap would have greatly reduced at the top had we defeated Man Utd and Norwich, again we never take advantage when other’s slip up! 

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