Liverpool came back from behind to win 3-1 against Norwich in a tough encounter at Anfield. The Reds failed to break the deadlock in the first half as they missed a couple of golden chance to go ahead. Norwich took the lead very early in the 2nd half with a deflection off Milot Rashica’s shot on goal. Liverpool upped the ante in search of a equalizer which finally came from a brilliant Sadio Mane finish in the 64th minute. Salah then scored his 150th goal in Liverpool colours to put the Reds ahead on the day with a calm finish. New signing Luis Diaz then wrapped up the game in the 81st minute as Liverpool move within 6 points off Manchester City before the latter play Spurs today.
Below are the Liverpool players rated in their win against Norwich City.
Alisson Becker 8
The Brazilian goalkeeper didn’t have to make a save the whole time but had to react on a couple of occasions to act as a sweeper keeper. He dominated the 6 yard box which the Norwich players crowded during the corners. The highlight of the game came from his pass which Salah converted to put Liverpool ahead on the day.
Joe Gomez: 7
Joe Gomez with a Premier League start after a long time looked solid defensively and was also very calm on the ball when going forward.
Joel Matip: 7
Matip won a lot of aerial duels in the defensive third. He was unlucky for the cruel deflection it took off him from Rashica’s shot which gave Norwich the lead.
Virgil van Dijk: 8
The Dutchman was faultless throughout the game as he saw all the danger out from the Norwich attackers.
Konstantinos Tsimikas: 8.5
The Greek left-back looked lively on that left hand side of the pitch. He received a lot of balls in key areas and put in some dangerous crosses in the box. His headed assist to Sadio Mane gave Liverpool the key equalizer.
The Liverpool captain controlled the tempo of the game from the middle of the park. He was always the first to win the 2nd ball and also to cover for the fullbacks when they went forward. He gave a stunning through ball to set up Luis Diaz for his first Liverpool goal.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: 6
The English midfielder struggled to create any chance from the middle of the park. He looked rusty and had a lot of poor touches and was substituted in the 2nd half.
Naby Keita: 7
Naby Keita played some good forward passes and attempted a few shots but lacked the accuracy in the final third.
Mohamed Salah: 9
The Egyptian was one of the best performers on the pitch and topped it off with a brilliant goal.
Sadio Mane: 8
Mane scored the vital equalizer with a stunning overhead finish to equalize for the Reds.
Luis Diaz: 8.5
The Colombian scored his first goal in Liverpool colour with a brilliant dink finish to wrap up the win.
Liverpool Substitutes Vs Burnley
Thiago Alcantara: 8
Came on and controlled the tempo of the game and had a massive impact.
Divock Origi: 6
Hardly got a chance to impress.
Takumi Minamino: NA
Played too little to warrant a rating.