Barclays Premier League
5 - 1

Liverpool v Norwich

4 Dec 2013, KO: 19:45

Minute by minute

Post Thanks for following our commentary. We'll be back on Saturday with live updates from Anfield when Liverpool take on West Ham. YNWA
Post That's all from our live coverage from Anfield where Luis Suarez was once again the star of the show as he fired four goals against Norwich. Raheem Sterling was also on the scoresheet thanks to an assist from our No.7
Post Rodgers on his side's response to Hull defeat: "Hull was a reminder for us that if we only have a few playing to their capacity and the rest aren't pressing, working or having that hunger, you can still lose to anyone. That was the reminder we had. We just have to be professional in our attitude and go and perform, and thankfully here at Anfield we're starting to do that."
Post "I think if you look at Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo - those two have been out on their own for a few years. But Luis is still only 26 and I really think he’s going to make improvements to his game over the coming years."
Post "The repertoire he showed was incredible really. I felt for the Norwich defenders, because if you come up against someone like that who is a top, world-class payer, it’s very difficult to contain him."
Post Rodgers: "It was a remarkable individual performance. I always like to talk about the team but you’ve got to hold Luis up tonight as one of the best strikers in the world. It was an incredible performance."
Post Brendan Rodgers on Luis Suarez's performance: "That was just sheer brilliance."
Post He had seven shots on goal, six of which were on target and, of course, four found the back of the net
Post Four-goal Luis Suarez had 70 touches of the ball tonight
Post The Reds' passing accuracy was 87.2 per cent
Post They saw 62 per cent of the ball, making 603 passes
Post Liverpool had 28 shots on goal tonight, 12 of which were on target
91 Standing ovation for Luis Suarez as he is replaced by Iago Aspas
90 Substitution: Iago Aspas for Luis Suarez:
90 Two minutes of added time to be played...
89 Sterling restores Liverpool's four-goal advantage with a neat finish from a cross from guess who...Luis Suarez
89 GOAL! Raheem Sterling:
88 Gerrard is so unlucky as he hits the base of the post with an improvised effort from Coutinho's pass
83 Johnson gets in ahead of Agger to head home for Norwich
83 GOAL! Bradley Johnson:
80 Luis Suarez has now scored NINE goals in his last three games at Anfield
79 Gerrard almost gets in on the act with a drilled volley from the edge that's just off target
75 Yep, it's him again. Suarez grabs his FOURTH of the night with a stunning free-kick curled over the wall and into the corner. Incredible
75 GOAL! Luis Suarez:
74 Gerrard wins Liverpool a free-kick 20 yards out...
71 Substitution: Steven Whittaker for Leroy Fer:
69 Substitution: Luis Alberto for Jordan Henderson:
69 Substitution: Gary Hooper for Johan Elmander:
69 First Booking: Jon Flanagan:
66 Coutinho cuts the ball back for Gerrard on the edge of the box, but his shot is straight at Ruddy
64 Suarez bounds into the box and shoots from a tight angle, but Ruddy manages to palm it away
62 Substitution: Josh Murphy for Wes Hoolahan:
60 Redmond shoots...well wide
57 Fine save from Ruddy required to tip over Allen's long-range effort
57 Sterling leads the raid into the Norwich box, but his shot is blocked
52 A combination of Ruddy and Bennett get in the way to stop Gerrard's diving header from crossing the line
51 Coutinho takes charge of the set piece and tries a low effort under the wall, but he's off target
50 Henderson wins a free-kick for Liverpool about 20 yards from goal...
49 Good chance for Norwich as Bassong meets a free-kick into the box, but he heads over the bar
44 Two minutes of added time to be played...
43 First Booking: Steven Gerrard:
38 Luis Suarez is now the first Liverpool player ever to score three league hat-tricks against the same club
35 More magical stuff from Suarez. This time he flicks the ball around Fer on the edge of the box before drilling low into the back of the net to complete a first-half hat trick
35 GOAL! Luis Suarez:
34 Redmond curls a low free-kick towards Liverpool's goal, but Mignolet collects
33 First Booking: Joe Allen:
29 It's that man again. Suarez is again on the scoresheet, this time expertly converting with his left foot after Gerrard flicked Coutinho's corner on at the near post
29 GOAL! Luis Suarez:
28 Coutinho wins Liverpool a corner...
25 Johnson's deep cross finds Hoolahan at the back post, who turns the ball wide
23 ‏@OptaJoe: 5 - All five of Luis Suarez's open play goals from outside the box in the Premier League have come against Norwich. Missiles.
22 @clairerourke: Wow @luis16suarez
22 Coutinho's low cross from the left glides across the face of goal and out of play for a goal kick
21 @carlmarkham: Suarez now scored 8 goals in 4&a bit appearances v #NCFC. That includes 2 hat-tricks. You wouldn't put it past him again....
20 First Booking: Bradley Johnson:
16 That's now eight goals in his last four games versus Norwich for Luis Suarez...
15 Wow...what a goal that was! Suarez gives Liverpool the lead with a quite magnificent half-volley from fully 40 yards that left Ruddy with no chance. Absolutely stunning effort
15 GOAL! Luis Suarez:
12 Ball breaks for Henderson in the box. The midfielder is caught in two minds whether to pass to Suarez or shoot for goal, he eventually opts for the latter but is off target
12 Stunning cross-field pass from Gerrard picks out Johnson in the right-channel of the box. The full-back cuts inside onto his left foot and strikes goalwards, but Norwich again get a body in the way
11 Johnson tees up Gerrard on the edge of the box, whose powerful drive smacks against the legs of a defender
7 Danger for LFC as Olsson's hanging cross almost finds Hoolahan. Howson keeps the move alive and tries to set up the No.14 again, but he's crowded out
5 Sensational footwork by Coutinho to dance beyond a clutch of Norwich defenders, but his final shot is blocked by the legs of a defender
5 Johnson runs into space on the edge of the box, but his effort strikes against Suarez
2 Olsson's driven cross from the left is headed away by Johnson
1 Liverpool will attack the Kop in the first half here at Anfield
1 KICK OFF: Liverpool get us underway at Anfield
Pre The players are heading out onto the Anfield pitch...kick off is nearly upon us
Pre @D_Sturridge: Come on boys!! Lets get the 3 points tonight. #lfc #redordead #ds15
Pre Norwich subs: Nash, Whittaker, Turner, Hooper, Garrido, Becchio, Josh Murphy.
Pre Norwich team: Ruddy; Martin, R Bennett, Bassong, Olsson; Johnson, Fer, Howson, Hoolahan, Redmond, Elmander.
Pre Subs: Jones, Toure, Sakho, Moses, Alberto, Aspas, Lucas.
Pre The Reds' XI in full is: Mignolet, Flanagan, Agger, Skrtel, Johnson, Allen, Gerrard, Henderson, Sterling, Coutinho, Suarez.
Pre TEAM NEWS: Brendan Rodgers makes three changes to his Liverpool line-up, recalling Daniel Agger, Joe Allen and Philippe Coutinho to the team.
Pre The Slovakian told "It was a very unlucky game for me because of my own-goal. But this is football and these things can happen. Now we must be fully focused because we have other games ahead of us."
Pre Meanwhile, defender Martin Skrtel, who scored an own-goal in the 3-1 loss on Humberside, is determined to bounce back.
Pre "At this moment in time, we sit fourth; if we win on tonight, we could be second again. That's our idea - to retain that positivity in our mind and look to get a good performance, which is important for us."
Pre "We go into two home games now, that's what we're focusing on. If we get the points, starting with Norwich, then we're still well on course for where we want to go.
Pre "I'll always demand the best, that's why we're at a club like this. We're not here to be second or great losers, we're here to win. We've shown that we have the capacity to do that consistently now.
Pre "I always have to look at the bigger picture and, for me, the bigger picture is still very bright. We just need to get over the disappointment - which we will do.
Pre "In the time I've been here, we've never lost two games on the spin, and that's really down to the positivity of the players and how they can bounce back and recover after a defeat.
Pre He said: "The only way you can respond is to put your head down, take whatever comes and work tirelessly going forward to get the result.
Pre Brendan Rodgers is seeking an immediate response to the Reds' 3-1 defeat against Hull at the KC Stadium on Sunday.
Pre Chris Hughton's Norwich are currently 14th in the Barclays Premier League table. They have won one and lost five away games in the league this season, conceding 16 goals and scoring three.
Pre Suarez was also on the scoresheet when the sides met at Anfield earlier this year. Liverpool won 5-0 with goals from Jordan Henderson, Suarez, Daniel Sturridge, Steven Gerrard and a Ryan Bennett own goal.
Pre The Urguayan has fired two so far against the Canaries, both at Carrow Road. No other Liverpool player has ever scored three league hat-tricks against the same club.
Pre Luis Suarez is eyeing a piece of LFC history as he bids for a hat-trick of hat-tricks against Norwich City.
Pre As well as live photos on, full-time match reports, reaction and more, you can follow updates on Twitter @LFC.
Pre Then at 7.45pm you can listen to our commentary team on LFC TV - Neil Mellor and Steve Hunter.
Pre Mark Benstead will be live at Anfield alongside Jason McAteer and Mark Wright, while Claire Rourke will be pitchside bringing you exclusive pre-match interviews.
Pre For the best build-up to the game tune into LFC TV from 6.45pm GMT.
Pre Hello and welcome to's live text commentary of the Reds' clash against Hull at Anfield. Kick-off is scheduled for 7.45pm GMT.