Norwich 4-5 Liverpool: 5 Talking Points
Liverpool took three much-needed points away at Carrow Road against Norwich City from an extremely scintillating, goal fest of a match which was all about scoring and equalising.With this win, Liverpool moved to 7th place - five points short of the top four. The result means that Liverpool received their first victory of the league in the month.Although it was Norwich who were being more attacking initially, Liverpool scored the opening goal. Norwich led 2-1 at half time after which the goal fest began.Norwich scored in the 54th minute and were 3-1 when Liverpool started their equalising business. Five goals were scored after that in a span of 40 minutes. An insane last-minute winner from substitute Adam Lallana was enough to have Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp run down the sidelines to celebrate the victory with his team. Here are the major talking points of the match:
#1 Woeful Liverpool defence
I don’t remember the last time Liverpool had a strong defence per se. Probably when Agger and Carragher were still in the team.
Martin Skrtel is the “senior” in Liverpool’s defence but with him being out with injury, along with Dejan Lovren who was doing well, Jurgen Klopp was forced to play his available options of Nathaniel Clyne, Kolo Toure, Mamadou Sakho and Alberto Moreno.
It is one thing to be bad, and it’s another thing to be really abysmal and that was the case with all of Liverpool’s defenders as none of them had performed decently. For Norwich’s first goal, due to the poor defending and Sakho being left clueless, Mbokini made an incredible back-heel strike. In the second half, Moreno gave away a ridiculous and baffling penalty to Norwich City for their third.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp didn’t hesitate to bemoan his defence and rightly so referred to it as “the biggest rubbish ever.”