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.