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MOTM - Raheem Sterling (Liverpool): Sterling has been one of the stars of Liverpool's season and continued his scintillating form with two goals and an assist. In the absence of Sturridge he forged a new-look SAS with Suarez that did enough to see off Norwich and keep Liverpool on course for the title.
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RATINGS: NORWICH: Ruddy 7, Whittaker 6, Martin 6, Turner 6, Olsson 7, Johnson 6, Howson 6, Fer 6, Snodgrass 7, Redmond 7, Hooper 7. Subs: van Wolfswinkel 6, Murphy 6. /// LIVERPOOL: Mignolet 5, Johnson 6, Skrtel 7, Sakho 5, Flanagan 6, Gerrard 6, Lucas 6, Allen 7, Sterling 8, Coutinho 6, Suarez 7. Subs: Moses 6, Agger 6.
90+5'
FT: Norwich 2-3 Liverpool. The Reds hang on to claim an 11th straight win and move five points clear at the top of the table.
90+5'
Liverpool hack it clear.... They've done it!
90+4'
One last chance for Norwich as they win a free kick inside the Liverpool half. Ruddy has gone up for it!
90+3'
WHAT A MISS! Liverpool should be home and dry. Suarez breaks free in the box and lays it on a plate for Lucas who sees his first shot saved before crashing the rebound wide.
90+2'
Sakho slips and upends Snodgrass on the edge of the box... no free kick. The ref got that wrong. Big let off for Liverpool.
90+1'
Four minutes of added time. A lot of nail-biting currently taking place in the red half of Merseyside.
90'
Liverpool ever so close to that five-point lead. Can they see out stoppage time? It's tense... really tense out there.
88'
Liverpool are down in the right-hand corner of the ground trying to play time out.
87'
Suarez gets on the ball and wins a free kick off Turner. A bit of respite for the visitors.
86'
Moses tries to engineer something for Liverpool but he's quite isolated and the Canaries will come again.
85'
Five minutes plus added time. Chelsea and Man City fans urging Norwich forward!
84'
Mignolet redeeming himself slightly for his error for the first goal with that save. Liverpool desperately hanging on.
83'
CHANCE! Glen Johnson loses possession and Norwich come again... a corner is worked short to Olsson who arrows in another cross for van Wolfswinkel who sees his header well saved by Mignolet. Breathtaking stuff out there.
82'
Redmond's corner piles pressure on Mignolet who doesn't exactly pass it with flying colours, but Liverpool manage to clear.
Liverpool Substitution
81'
 
LIVERPOOL sub: Allen replaced by Daniel Agger.
81'
It's all Norwich now. Liverpool are hanging on. Murphy teases a cross into the near post and Gerrard is forced to touch it behind on the stretch.
80'
 
Flanagan booked.
Liverpool Yellow card

Norwich

Liverpool

79'
 
DOUBLE sub for Norwich: Fer and Hooper are replaced by Murphy and van Wolfswinkel.
78'
That was Snodgrass' sixth of the season.
Norwich City Substitution
Norwich City Substitution
77'
 
GOAL! Norwich are back in it - AGAIN! Olsson hangs a cross up towards Snodgrass who rises highest to guide a header into the corner. 2-3.
Norwich City Goal

Header - Top Right

77'
Proof of how lethal the Reds are in attack...

20 - Liverpool have now scored 3+ goals in 20 Premier League games this season, matching Man City's PL record set two seasons ago. Spree.

76'
 
LIVERPOOL SUB: Victor Moses on for Coutinho.
Liverpool Substitution
75'
A Norwich free kick is well defended by Sakho with Fer lurking at the far post.
74'
The Reds haven't kept the ball as well as Rodgers would like since the 20-minute mark. It's allowing Norwich to get forward and attack their leaky defence.
73'
Liverpool edging closer to that five point lead at the summit... Can they hold firm here and see it out?
72'
 
Jonny Howson fouls the impressive Sterling and goes in the ref's book.
Norwich City Yellow card

Norwich

Liverpool

71'
It's Norwich's seventh corner of the game but it comes to nothing.
70'
CLOSE! Redmond cuts in from the left and fizzes in a shot that hits Skrtel on the head and flies inches wide. It could easily have ended up in the net.
69'
Liverpool defend back-to-back corners with relative ease. That second Sterling goal came at a really big moment in the game as Norwich were on top.
68'
Snodgrass shoots from 25 yards... good save by Mignolet who gets down well to tip it past his near post.
67'
Norwich aren't giving up as Martin Olsson's driven cross seems to skim off the head of Flanagan, but again the ref opts not to give the Canaries a corner. Poor decision.
66'
The cross is too long for Johnson who claims it should be another corner after it appears to take a nick off Lucas. Liverpool get away with a goal kick.
65'
 
Redmond breaks down the left and is fouled by Skrtel who will rightly pick up a booking.
Liverpool Yellow card

Norwich

Liverpool

64'
Suarez looks to have picked up a knock after a challenge with Leroy Fer.
63'
That was Sterling's 10th in all competitions.
62'
 
GOAL! Liverpool regain their two goal advantage. A mistake by Bradley Johnson gifts the ball to Sterling who rampages at goal and then drills in a shot that takes a big deflection and loops over Ruddy.
Liverpool Goal

Left Footed - Top Center

60'
An hour played as Suarez charges towards goal and flashes a shot a yard or so wide. A warning for Norwich as they look to maraude forward at every opportunity in search of the leveller.
59'
Liverpool are a joy to watch in attack, but continue to struggle to keep teams out.

1 - Liverpool have kept only one clean sheet in their last six Premier League games. Susceptible.

58'
The Norwich crowd have woken up and are really getting behind their team now. Liverpool on the back foot.
56'
That was Hooper's eighth of the season.
55'
Liverpool looking to respond straight away as Suarez beats his man but can't quite get hold of the shot and Ruddy is able to smother it.
54'
 
GOAL! Norwich are back in it! A quick throw catches Liverpool out and when the right-wing cross came in, Mignolet flapped under pressure from Bradley Johnson, allowing Hooper to slot into an empty net. Game on!
Norwich City Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Center

54'
The Slovak got away with that last-gasp handball against City last week and got away with one there too.
54'
Replays showing Skrtel had a big chunk of Turner's shirt in the lead up to the initial corner.
53'
Another corner to Norwich as the momentum builds... easily dealt with Gerrard at the near post.
52'
Liverpool clear their lines but it's coming straight back as Norwich look to turn the screw and get back into this. A goal for the hosts would really change the complexion of this encounter.
51'
Hooper surges down the right and delivers a brilliant cross into the heart of the box that Skrtel is forced to head behind. Corner ball!
50'
Suarez lofts a sublime diagonal pass into the feet of Coutinho on the left. The Brazilian cuts inside and tees up Sterling who crashes a shot just over. Superb break from the visitors.
49'
It's easily caught by Mignolet who sets Liverpool off on another attack.
48'
But here come Norwich... the hosts win a corner.
47'
STAT: The Reds' biggest win over Norwich in all games came in February 1979 when they recorded a 6-0 Anfield win.
46'
KICK OFF! Liverpool restart the contest.
46'
KICK OFF! Liverpool restart the game knowing they are 45 minutes away from an 11th straight win.
45+2'
HT: Norwich 0-2 Liverpool. Early strikes from Sterling and Suarez put the Reds in control as they look to go five points clear at the top of the league.
45+1'
The visitors opt to keep possession and eventually the home team win it back.
45'
Two minutes of added time as Liverpool prepare to take the free kick. Gerrard over it.
Norwich City Yellow card

Norwich

Liverpool

44'
 
Sterling attempts to break free but is caught by Michael Turner who earns himself a yellow card. The livewire youngster was racing clear there.
43'
A lightning breaks sees the ball fed out to the left for Coutinho who weaves his way onto his right foot before crashing a shot well wide.
42'
Liverpool popping it about as the travelling Kop sing their delight.
41'
Suarez wriggles past two and then tries to feed Allen who earns a corner. The resulting kick is fired to the far post but Sakho can't get enough on his header.
40'
Bradley Johnson touches a neat pass towards Hooper who knees it past his marker but can't beat Mignolet to the loose ball. Good goalkeeping by the Reds stopper.
39'
A cross from the left drifts all the way to the other flank for Redmond. The winger jinks to the byline and then fizzes his delivery behind for a goal kick. A waste from the youngster.
38'
PHOTO: Sterling opens the scoring for Liverpool.
37'
Norwich still plugging away as they look to reduce the arrears. Hooper chases a ball on the far left of the box but Johnson wins the race and earns a goal kick for the away team.
36'
STAT: The Reds' current unbeaten run of 15 league games is their longest since they went 17 without losing in 2008.
35'
Back up the other end and Gerrard's free kick from the left is easily cleared. The resulting corner is then comfortably gathered by Ruddy.
34'
Redmond crashes in a shot from distance but it's easily punched away by Simon Mignolet.
33'
Europe's most lethal striker...

30 - Luis Suarez is the first player to reach 30 goals in Europe's big five leagues this season. Elite.

32'
An error by Mamadou Sakho gifts Norwich possession on the right. A low ball in is aimed towards Hooper but Skrtel does brilliantly to stab it away inside his own six-yard box.
31'
Could that have been a straight red for Snodgrass? He was very late...
30'
 
Snodgrass booked but does make the point of apologising to Allen, who is back on his feet.
Norwich City Yellow card

Norwich

Liverpool

29'
Snodgrass lunges in on Allen and is in trouble with the referee.
28'
Another free kick to Norwich on the left. The home side push towards the edge of the Liverpool area but Skrtel rises to head away.
27'
ATTEMPTS ON TARGET - Norwich 0-3 Liverpool.
26'
Allen drills a 25 yarder inches past the far post. Good effort.
25'
Johnson chips a ball in towards Suarez who can't quite guide a header into the path of Sterling. A warning for Norwich of how easily Liverpool can slip into gear in the attacking third.
24'
Liverpool seem to have weathered that response from Norwich and are enjoying some much-needed possession.
23'
STAT: Liverpool's victory over Manchester City a week ago was the club's 10th consecutive league win. Only twice before have they won more in succession. In 1990 they won a club record 12 on the spin and 11 in a row in 1982.
22'
As it stands Liverpool will move five points clear of Chelsea with both teams having played 35 matches. Man City are on 71 points in third (as it stands, nine behind) but they have two games in hand and a slightly better goal difference.
21'
It's clipped towards the near post but Liverpool defend better this time and nod it to safety.
20'
Redmond to take for the home side...
19'
Another free kick to Norwich on the left as Redmond is wrestled to the floor by Johnson.
18'
This is a great reaction from the Canaries.
16'
Robert Snodgrass twists and turns on the left after Liverpool only half clear. The Scotland international fires in a dangerous cross but Martin Skrtel is there to head clear.
15'
Norwich attempting to get themselves back in this. They are quite rightly shellshocked but have just won themselves a corner.
14'
Suarez has now joined an elite list of strikers to pass the 30 mark.

7 - Luis Suarez is only the 7th player to hit 30+ goals in a single Premier League season (Shearer did it three times). Bounty.

13'
STAT: The Reds have now set a new club record, scoring 44 away goals in a league season. Their previous best was 42.
12'
That's Suarez's 12 goal against Norwich and more significantly, his 30th of the season.
11'
 
GOAL! 2-0 to Liverpool and it's that man Suarez once again. Sterling breaks free down the left and tucks a delightful low pass into Suarez who coolly side foots into the corner. Liverpool on fire once more.
Liverpool Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Right

10'
GREAT SAVE! John Ruddy pulls off a stunning stop to keep out Joe Allen's powerful shot after the midfielder ghosted into the area.
9'
Glen Johnson fires a probing cross into the box towards Suarez but it's just about hacked clear.
8'
First sight of Norwich as an attacking force as Hooper flicks a header over the top following a driven cross from the left.
7'
The hosts are still struggling to get out of their own half here.
6'
Bad news for Norwich if history repeats itself... Liverpool have won the last four meetings by at least three goals, scoring five in each of their last three.
5'
That was Sterling's eighth league goal of the season.
4'
 
GOAL! Liverpool lead. Raheem Sterling picks up the ball off Suarez and jinks past his man before hammering a 25-yard shot into the corner. Fantastic start for Liverpool.
Liverpool Goal

Right Footed - Top Left

3'
A bright start from the visitors. All of the action taking place inside the Norwich half thus far.
2'
HEAD-TO-HEADS overall: Liverpool 28 wins, Norwich 11 wins, 12 draws.... At Carrow Road: Liverpool 11 wins, Norwich 7 wins, 7 draws.
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NORWICH KICK OFF! A HUGE game for both sides. Will Norwich boost their survival hopes? Or will Liverpool take a giant stride towards title number 19? We're about to find out!
11.59
The view inside Carrow Road.
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The teams are out. We're minutes away. This is the scene inside Carrow Road. Come on boys! #NCFC #LFC http://t.co/hQ6BYm0cV9

11.55
Why Norwich are already sick of the sight of Suarez... STAT: Earlier this season Suarez became the first Liverpool player to score hat-tricks in three appearances against the same club and the first man of any Premier League team to achieve the feat when he scored FOUR against Norwich in a 5-1 win at Anfield. Raheem Sterling scored the other with Bradley Johnson netting a consolation for the visitors.
11.52
PHOTO: Chatting to the media. Neil Adams speaks to the TV cameras ahead of kick off.
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Neil Adams to TV: "It's in our hands. We have to go and put in a performance that gets us the points." #NCFC http://t.co/rMxcBY3SE0

11.50
STAT: Norwich have lost just one of their seven home league games in 2014, conceding two. That was a 1-0 defeat to West Brom a fortnight ago. However, only Sunderland (14) have scored fewer home goals this season than the Canaries.
11.47
Full team sheet from Carrow Road.
11.46
An interesting thought!

LFC player Borini scores the winner against Chelsea.... Chelsea player Moses scores the winner for Liverpool. Imagine it.

11.45
Any pre-match predictions? Looking for your thoughts on scores and scorers...
Predict the score and goalscorers

Norwich ? - ? Liverpool - Your views

11.40
PHOTO: Inside the Reds' dressing room at Carrow Road.
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11.35
STAT: The Canaries' last win over Liverpool came at Anfield in April, 1994. It was a poignant moment as it was the last game in front of the standing Kop. Jeremy Goss scored the only goal of the contest with a stunning effort.
11.30
STAT: Last season Liverpool recorded their biggest ever league victory at Carrow Road as they ran out convincing 5-2 winners. As on their previous visit, Luis Suarez scored three times. A Leon Barnett own goal and Nuri Sahin accounted for the Reds' other goals.
11.25
Brendan Rodgers pre-Chelsea defeat last night: "We'll deal with it the same as we have from the very first game of the season. There's no added pressure than what we had then. We look to win the game at the weekend. We're still in check with reality in terms of where we're at. We've made great progress this season and our objective to qualify for the Champions League was always going to be a very difficult one because of the competitive nature of the league. But we're still on course for that."
11.20
Norwich midfielder Bradley Johnson: "Coming to Norwich is not an easy place and we are going to make it as hard for them as possible because we want to win just as much as they do. Everyone is talking about how Liverpool have done well this season and they are a good side, but it is about us, and if we can get our work rate right then I am sure we can do something... We have to get in their faces, make it a messy game for them and hopefully get the three points."
11.15
Norwich make one change from the side that lost at Fulham last week, with Gary Hooper replacing Ricky van Wolfswinkel in attack. The Canaries will line up with a flexible 4-4-2 that will see them adopt a narrow diamond formation in the midfield. As for Liverpool, Lucas Leiva and Joe Allen come in for the injured Sturridge and the suspended Jordan Henderson respectively. It means Philippe Coutinho will play in a more advanced role in support of Raheem Sterling and Luis Suarez.
11.10
There's a lot riding on this one. Indeed, it's not just about Brendan Rodgers' title favourites. This is a huge game for Norwich and their new boss Neil Adams. The Canaries are just two points clear of the drop zone and their run-in couldn't be much harder. Following today's match with Liverpool they face Man United and Chelsea away before finishing with a home clash against Arsenal.
11.08
TEAMS - NORWICH: Ruddy, Whittaker, Martin, Turner, Olsson, Johnson, Howson, Fer, Snodgrass, Redmond, Hooper... Subs: Bunn, van Wolfswinkel, Gutierrez, Garrido, R Bennett, Tettey, Josh Murphy. /// LIVERPOOL: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Sakho, Flanagan, Gerrard, Lucas, Allen, Sterling, Coutinho, Suarez... SUBS: Jones, Toure, Agger, Cissokho, Moses, Alberto, Aspas.
11.06
BREAKING TEAM NEWS: As expected, Daniel Sturridge is deemed not fit enough to feature for Liverpool today.
11.05
Good morning and welcome to our LIVE text commentary of Norwich v Liverpool at Carrow Road. A victory for the Reds would send them five points clear at the top of the table with just three matches remaining.

Starting Line-ups

Norwich City
Liverpool
    • 1
      Ruddy
    • 23
      Martin Olsson
    • Turner
    • 5
      Martin
    • 2
      Whittaker
    • 4
      Johnson
    • 8
      Jonny Howson
    • Fer
    • Snodgrass
    • 22
      Redmond
    • 11
      Hooper
Team Manager:  Alex Neil
    • Luis Suárez
    • 31
      Sterling
    • 10
      Coutinho
    • 21
      Lucas Leiva
    • 8
      Gerrard
    • 24
      Allen
    • 2
      Johnson
    • 37
      Skrtel
    • 17
      Sakho
    • 38
      Flanagan
    • 22
      Mignolet
Team Manager:  Brendan Rodgers
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Ruddy 0 3 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. Martin 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
S. Whittaker 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 90
M. Turner 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 90
Martin Olsson 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
B. Johnson 0 0 0 58 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
R. Snodgrass 1 0 2 34 0 4 3 1 1 0 0 90
Jonny Howson 0 0 0 38 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 90
L. Fer 0 0 0 33 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 78
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
N. Redmond 0 0 1 36 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 90
G. Hooper 1 0 1 17 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 78
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Mignolet 0 3 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Sakho 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
G. Johnson 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 3 0 0 0 90
M. Skrtel 0 0 0 3 16 0 1 0 1 0 0 90
J. Flanagan 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 3 1 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Gerrard 0 0 0 77 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 90
Lucas Leiva 0 0 1 52 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 90
R. Sterling 2 1 2 48 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 90
J. Allen 0 0 1 44 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 81
P. Coutinho 0 1 0 36 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 76
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Luis Suárez 1 0 2 38 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
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