Norwich gave a good account of themselves against Liverpool on Saturday evening
Watching Norwich against Liverpool, it’s hard to believe they’re the rock bottom side in the Premier League. They remain seven points from safety with games to play but they pushed Liverpool – who are now points above them in the table – all the way.
How to watch Premier League highlights Premier League Table | Fixtures | Top scorers Let’s go from front to back, starting with the defense. Norwich seemed to have a body in the way at every turn, putting in block after block, interception after interception and taking advantage of Liverpool’s frustration. Grant Hanley in particular should be commended for his efforts and put in the ultimate captain’s performance – he led the way with five interceptions and two blocks. Going forward, it was all about the counter-attack against a possession-dominant Liverpool and they most certainly had their chances. Alisson made a vital save to stop Teemu Pukki from scoring in an open net and the striker, plus Todd Cantwell and Alex Tettey also went close. Ultimately, it took a 91 th-minute moment of magic from Sadio Mane to break down Norwich’s defences, but for a long while the Canaries looked to be the second side of the season to hold Liverpool to a draw and claim another huge scalp after their win against Manchester City earlier in the season. Reflecting on the performance, former Norwich defender Russell Martin told Sky Sports : “For them to do that at the bottom of the league and to play the way they do, create the chances they have and take a team like Liverpool so close, I think they can take a huge amount of belief and credit going forward. “They’re going to have to take that and do it against the teams around them because their season will not be decided on games against Liverpool. If they take that into the games against teams around them then there’s still a chance. ”
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