Liverpool steamroll through the Canaries

Premier League
Saturday 19 January 2013 - 3:00 pm
Anfield
Liverpool5
0Norwich
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⚽️ Henderson26'
⚽️ Suarez36'
⚽️ Sturridge59'
⚽️ Gerrard66'
⚽️ own goal74'
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Liverpool 5-0 Norwich City

Liverpool emphatically beat the Canaries in a 5-0 Anfield demolition to move up to 7th in the Premier League.

Daniel Sturridge became the first Liverpool first player to score in each of his first three appearances for nearly 40 years, a record stretching back to Ray Kennedy's Liverpool arrival.

And a game that saw Sturridge and start together for the first time saw both players register on the scoresheet.

Initially it looked like Norwich's rearguard action would bring dividends as the reds struggled to make their way through a packed defence.

However, much maligned midfielder Jordan Henderson set the reds off on their way with an exquisite opening goal mid way through the first half.

Henderson scores against Norwich (Twitter)

The floodgates were opened and when Lucas Leiva sent a through ball, dummied by Sturridge, it was Suarez who latched on to it before clinically executing a shot into the corner of the goal to double the reds advantage.

Kicking towards the Kop in the second half, Liverpool moved up another gear.

So often Liverpool have lacked that striker in the box to get on to the end of crosses, so when Downing sent over a cross - Sturridge was on hand to grab another tap-in.

Gerrard scored Liverpool's fourth, a fine shot from the edge of the box that went straight in to the bottom corner.

Substitute Raheem Sterling had a crucial hand in the fifth goal - his cross into the 6 yard box turned in to his own net by Norwich's Bennett.

Liverpool continue to be a bogey team for Norwich, and the reds have now scored 12 without conceding in the last 3 Premier League fixtures at Anfield.

Next up in the league are tricky ties against Arsenal and Manchester City - who will provide a much tougher test than Chris Hughton's men.

One comment on
Liverpool steamroll through the Canaries

  1. Yeah we slammed Norwich but come on we need to do this against teams that are on our level or better. Please no disrespect to Norwich as they are doing very well under Chris but we are expected to beat the newly promoted teams.
    We got Arsenal and Man City up in prem next. If and it’s a BIG if we get results against them then I will praise what is going on but I can’t see it somehow. At least under Kenny we were challenging the teams above or on par with us, not so now.
    I understand Rodgers is trying to build a team for the future but um HELLO WE ARE LFC WE NEED A TEAM TO CHALLENGE NOW AND IN THE FUTURE. We are not attracting the kind of players that we used to. We are not prepared to pay for bigstars anymore and until we get shot of the YANKS then that is never going to happen again. If our beloved LFC are to EVER compete for the title again we need owners that will pump money in to attract top stars to anfield. If as rumoured Jose is coming back to Chelski then we are done for as the top four will be one of the MANC’S, Chelski and a North London Club unless we spend big.

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