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.