24 hours after Liverpool’s crazy 5-4 win over Norwich City still has me puzzled as to how the Reds won that game because for the best part of it we were truly woeful!
Liverpool started the game in lethargic fashion as Norwich buzzed about and set about their visitors, highlighted by new signing and former Everton player Steven Naismith’s crunching tackle on Lucas.
But Liverpool took the lead thanks to Firmino – against the run of play – and you would have thought the goal would inspire Liverpool into playing a bit better, but it didn’t happen and we conceded an equaliser after failing to clear from another corner kick.
Losing a goal even failed to stimulate the Reds and we went behind before half-time after playing statues in defence to allow Naismith to give Norwich the lead.
I think all Liverpool supporters were expecting an immediate response from the players in the second half, but it was Norwich that started the brightest and they looked to have sealed the three points when Moreno needlessly gave away a penalty after fouling Naismith twice in the penalty area.
Henderson reduced the arrears almost immediately when he swept home a Clyne centre and that’s when Liverpool finally got going. Firmino scored with a delightful finish to put us level before Milner made it 4-3 thanks to an awful back-pass by Robbie Brady.
But after working so hard to take an unlikely lead Norwich snatched what looked like a deserved equaliser in stoppage time when Sebastien Bassong smashed the ball past Mignolet from long-range, only for Lallana to seal the win with virtually the last kick of the game to spark amazing celebrations!
Liverpool are not playing well consistently, despite the odd good performance. The Reds have injury problems, defensive problems and scoring problems (although we did manage five at the weekend!).
But Klopp has installed something into this team and he has his players scrambling results from games when Liverpool are not playing well, and from desperate situations when the odds are stacked against them.
Klopp’s passion is just so infectious and it certainly is having an effect on the players and the supporters. Although the team has many problems and a long way off being the best, they have something in them and to quote a famous song that relates to Liverpool: “I don’t know what it is but I like it!”
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