Player Ratings: Norwich 4-5 Liverpool
We take a look at how players from both the teams fared as Liverpool snatched all three points at Carrow Road.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool secured a highly exciting and intense away win against Norwich City by it being a battle of equalising and taking the lead. Jurgen Klopp will be elated with his team for showing great character and fighting back in spite of being 3-1 down early in the second half.
There were six goals scored in a period of 41 minutes in the second half which indicates the level of football insanity happening at Carrow Road. This thrilling win takes the Reds to 7th place, five points away from the top four while Norwich City languish in 16th place.
Here are the player ratings from the game.
Simon Mignolet – 4/10
The Belgian conceded four goals, which is never good for a goalkeeper. Although there wasn’t a lot he could do for the second goal, it was another very poor performance by Mignolet.
Nathaniel Clyne – 5/10
In spite of being a full back, Clyne adds nothing to the attack. Also letting your team concede four goals being a defender is something to not be proud of. However, he did get into a few good positions which didn’t quite turn into anything useful and also gave Henderson the cross which led to his goal.
Kolo Toure – 5.5/10
Toure seems to be the lucky charm of the team as Liverpool are unbeaten with him at the back. Toure doesn't mess about; he defends and plays for the shirt every time he's on. Looked clueless at times and had a hard time stopping Mbokani and Naismith but tried hard.
Mamadou Sakho – 5/10
Sakho was to be blamed for Norwich’s first equalising goal by Mbokani but did a decent job in the air.
Alberto Moreno – 4/10
The Spaniard tested patience when it came to his defence and for his challenges in the area which handed Norwich a penalty that grabbed them their third goal. He showed good pace in defence but overall had a dull game.
Lucas Leiva – 6/10
Lucas didn’t show his presence during the first half but did in the second half. He made a few tackles, won a few balls in the air but clearly didn’t do enough to protect the defenders.
Jordan Henderson – 7/10
Just like most of the players, Henderson didn’t influence the game at the centre during the first half, but stepped up in the second and got a well-deserved and much needed goal.
Emre Can – 7/10
Can had his off and on moments in the game. Having been great under Klopp until now, today wasn’t his best day. He was quite anonymous in the beginning but later caught up and put in a tackle which gave Milner the chance to score.
James Milner – 7/10
Milner missed an easy chance after the first goal by Firmino but showed calmness towards the end of the game when he scored a one-on-one goal cleverly to put Liverpool ahead.
Jordon Ibe – 7/10
Ibe was one of the better players in the team and was threatening when he ran with the ball. He was replaced by Adam Lallana in the second half.
Roberto Firmino – 8.5/10
Firmino was one of the best players on the pitch. Scoring the opening goal with a left-footed shot, he worked hard throughout the match. He scored his second and Liverpool’s third in the second half, putting Liverpool right back into the game.
Adam Lallana – 9/10
Lallana came on for Ibe in the 59th minute. Although just a sub, he was Liverpool’s best player. He was effervescent right since he came on. He was the change Liverpool needed and he turned the game around. Not only did he score the brilliant last minute winner, he also gave a good ball to Firmino for his goal.
Christian Benteke – N/A
Benteke came on for Henderson in the 76th minute. Although he played for about 20 minutes, he didn’t do much. He did play a tiny role in helping Lallana score the winner though.
Steven Caulker – N/A
Caulker came on in the 90th minute in place of Alberto Moreno. He didn’t have a lot to do but did a bit of defending and had a hand in Lallana’s winning goal.