Reds Nip Canaries in a Twine-o-Rama

Published on 29-Jan-2016 by srijan213

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Reds Nip Canaries in a Twine-o-Rama

Maybe it was something in the East Anglian air.

Then again, it's also what can happen when two sub-par defenses get together.

Norwich City's been generous to a fault all season long. Match that up with the 'Pool's amazingly consistent inability to defend a set piece, and it's a wonder this one didn't wind up 15-14.

As it was, there were two goals in time added on, with the last one giving Liverpool a wild 4-5 ride.

It's not very often in the Premiership that fans get to witness a bombardment of goals like this, unless they drop by a schoolyard.

Or, given the Reds' history with free kicks, this:

Liverpool set the tone 18 minutes into the proceedings as Roberto Firmino racked up a ping pong goal:

Norwich then went into cross-training mode, shifting to volleyball in Liverpool’s box to draw the score back to even:

Back with a backheel from Dieudonné Mbokani.

Steven Naismith arrived in Norwich with a commitment to keep them up, and the dude's doing his part so far:

Wesley Hoolahan took the Canaries to dreamland nine minutes after half with a third goal:

Nothing can go wrong from here, they thought.

Proof yet again that one should never speak in absolutes:

Only Captain 'Pool, Jordan Henderson, can do lead the Reds.

Firmino notched his super second with a fantastic assist from Adam Lallana:

Liverpool was literally given the lead in the 75th minute, which is what happens when passes go amiss:

James Milner could only score like this.

Norwich thought they'd salvaged a precious point in the 92nd minute through Sebastien Bassong:

But the match isn't over until the referee's watch says it's over. And it didn't. Yet.

Nice substitution, Herr Klopp! Lallana did your crowd proud.

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