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Norwich v Liverpool

Carrow Road
20 Apr 2014, KO: 12:00

Minute by minute

Post Three more games to go for Liverpool, with Chelsea next up at Anfield next Sunday. See you then.
Post And that's all from our coverage today, thanks as always for following.
Post Check the homepage now for full reports from Brendan Rodgers' briefing.
Post "We've cemented the first objective, which was to qualify for the Champions League. Now we will look forward to next weekend, which will be a great atmosphere at Anfield."
Post The boss told his post-match press conference: "It was an incredible victory and big congratulations to the players because we can finish no lower than third, which guarantees Champions League football. A wonderful win."
Post Today's result guarantees Liverpool Champions League football next season
Post "In football you never know what happens, we'll keep calm and focus on the next game which is Chelsea."
Post Luis Suarez: "We are happy because the three points were important, we worked very hard and they were fighting to not go down."
Post The Reds had 57.6 per cent of the possession and made 538 passes, 86.4 per cent of which found their intended target
Post Liverpool had 14 shots on goal this afternoon, six of which were on target. Norwich managed 13, with five on target
Post Liverpool make it 11 straight wins and go five points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League
94 Norwich win a free-kick 40 yards from LFC's goal...Ruddy's gone up
93 Incredible drama here at the end as Suarez elects to tee up Lucas rather than shoot himself. Ruddy makes a brilliant stop and the Brazilian can't convert the rebound
91 Suarez tries a long-range left-foot volley on the turn but it's well wide
90 Four minutes of added time to be played
87 Suarez fouled 35 yards from the Norwich goal
83 Van Wolfswinkle gets a free header on Mignolet's goal, but the 'keeper manages to stop
83 More danger as Johnson loses possession and Norwich break through Redmond
81 Mignolet punches the corner and Skrtel completes the clearance
80 Substitution: Daniel Agger for Joe Allen:
80 Norwich corner
79 First Booking: Jon Flanagan:
78 Substitution: Josh Murphy for Leroy Fer:
78 Substitution: Ricky van Wolfswinkel for Gary Hooper:
77 Norwich have another as Snodgrass rises highest to head home Olsson's cross from the left
77 GOAL! Robert Snodgrass:
76 Sterling bursts into space down the right and attempts to cut back for Suarez, but it's just out of the Uruguayan's reach
75 Substitution: Victor Moses for Philippe Coutinho:
75 Snodgrass hoists a free-kick into the LFC's flicked on but bounces out for a goal kick
72 First Booking: Jonny Howson:
71 Martin heads the ball onto the roof of the net from the corner
70 Redmond's well-hit drive takes a deflection off the head of Skrtel and bounces wide of the far post
68 Hooper shoots and Mignolet needs to turn it behind
67 Suarez and Coutinho attempt a one-two on the edge of the box, but the return pass to the No.10 is slightly overhit
66 First Booking: Martin Skrtel:
62 Sterling restores Liverpool's two-goal advantage as he intercepts a pass midway inside the Reds' half, surges forward and finds the net via a deflection off Johnson
62 GOAL! Raheem Sterling:
59 Suarez engineers space brilliantly just inside the box before curling narrowly wide of the far post
56 Suarez's low cross bounces agonisingly in front of Sterling, but Ruddy is able to gather
54 Norwich pull one back as Johnson beats Mignolet to the ball and his header falls for Hooper to tap into an empty net
54 GOAL! Gary Hooper:
52 Good spell of pressure for Norwich, this. They win another corner
51 Skrtel forced to head Hooper's centre over his own bar
50 Norwich threaten again and Whittaker gets into space and crosses dangerously, but Liverpool sweep up the danger
49 Liverpool launch a counter-attack and Suarez sprays a 50-yard cross-field pass to Coutinho, cuts the ball back for Sterling. His drive goes over the crossbar
49 Mignolet comes off his line and collects
48 Norwich win an early second-half corner
46 SECOND HALF: Liverpool re-start the game
45 First Booking: Michael Turner:
44 A well-worked Liverpool move results in Coutinho cutting inside into space in the box and clipping over
42 Coutinho's deep corner is glanced well over by Sakho
41 Allen wins a corner for the visitors
39 Ball nearly breaks invitingly for Hooper, but a combination of Sakho and Mignolet avert the danger
38 Redmond drills in a cross from the right with Norwich men in the middle, but it sails over Mignolet's bar
34 Gerrard's free-kick from the left is headed behind for an LFC corner by Johnson
33 Redmond motors forward into space and shoots...Mignolet beats it to safety
31 Snodgrass's low cross is intercepted by Skrtel with Hooper lurking
29 First Booking: Robert Snodgrass:
26 Allen - who has been outstanding so far - cuts inside and fires one low at goal, but it bounces just wide
21 Liverpool clear the danger once more
20 Johnson concedes a free-kick on the left for a foul on Redmond
19 Norwich still being roused by the home fans. There's still a long way to go in this game
18 @ged0407: Luis Suarez has broken his own record of scoring most away goals for @LFC in a Premier League season (now 13)
17 Brilliant defending by Liverpool denies Hooper what looked like a certain goal as the Reds throw bodies in the way to block his effort
16 LFC half clear but the ball is worked back to Snodgrass, whose dangerous cross is headed away under pressure by Skrtel
16 Norwich have a corner
14 @1stLadyOfFooty: Suarez's tally of 81 #LFC goals is the same total that Torres managed. Luis has done it in 130 games, Fernando needed 142 fixtures.
13 @BenSmithBBC: Suarez now has 12 goals against Norwich. That was 30th league goal of season. 1st #LFC player to get there since Ian Rush in 1986-87
12 That's goal number 30 of the season for Luis Suarez - all of which have come in the Barclays Premier League
11 Suarez does it to Norwich once again, converting Sterling's pass from close range and doubling Liverpool's advantage
11 GOAL! Luis Suarez:
10 @ged0407: Raheem Sterling's goal has seen the Reds create a new club record of scoring 43 away goals in a league season.
9 Brilliant stop from Ruddy denies Liverpool a second as Coutinho's pass slices open the home defence and finds Allen, whose powerful volley is repelled by the legs of the goalkeeper
8 Cross comes in from Howson and Hooper heads well over for Norwich. The home fans are certainly getting behind their team here
7 Liverpool attack again and Sterling goes down just inside the box. No penalty
5 Wow, what a goal that was...
4 Liverpool have the start we were all dreaming of last night as Sterling collects the ball 25 yards from goal, takes a couple of touches and then lets fly with an unstoppable drive. Get in!
4 GOAL! Raheem Sterling:
2 Norwich's Olsson down receiving treatment after an early knock, but he'll be okay to continue
1 KICK-OFF: Norwich get the game underway at Carrow Road
Pre The teams head out onto the pitch and kick-off is just moments away...
Pre Norwich substitutes: Bunn, van Wolfswinkel, Gutierrez, Garrido, R Bennett, Tettey, Josh Murphy.
Pre Norwich team: Ruddy, Whittaker, Martin, Turner, Olsson, Johnson, Howson, Fer, Snodgrass, Redmond, Hooper.
Pre Substitutes: Jones, Toure, Agger, Cissokho, Moses, Alberto, Aspas.
Pre Liverpool team: Mignolet, Flanagan, Skrtel, Sakho, Johnson, Gerrard, Allen, Lucas, Sterling, Coutinho, Suarez.
Pre TEAM NEWS: Brendan Rodgers makes two changes to his Liverpool line-up to face Norwich, with Joe Allen and Lucas Leiva replacing Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge.
Pre Make sure you’re following all official LFC channels at around 11am BST for confirmation of the Liverpool team.
Pre Jordan Henderson is suspended for today’s match following his late red card against Manchester City last Sunday, while striker Daniel Sturridge’s fitness will be assessed after he suffered a hamstring strain in the same game.
Pre “Pace frightens anyone,” said the fan. “And we'll have to stop him picking up the ball in those central areas between the defence and midfield like he did last week.”
Pre We asked Norwich supporter Adam Savoury for the lowdown on the Canaries and he explained why, aside from Suarez, his team must deal with the threat posed by Reds forward Raheem Sterling.
Pre Luis Suarez has scored 11 goals against Norwich - all coming in his last four games against the Canaries. Of the Reds' five hat-tricks against today's opponents, three have been scored by Suarez.
Pre The current unbeaten run of 15 Premier League games – a record which began on January 1, 2014 – is Liverpool's longest since they went 17 without losing in 2008.
Pre Liverpool could equal a club record today by recording a sixth successive away league win. They have achieved the feat on four previous occasions, the last time coming in April 2002.
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Pre Check the homepage and the Reds’ social media channels – including Facebook, Google+, Instagram and Twitter – for the first sight of Brendan Rodgers’ starting XI and substitutes.
Pre Build-up to today’s encounter gets underway on the club’s official television channel, LFC TV, from 11am with pre-match analysis and interviews from Norwich, as well as confirmed team news.
Pre “You only get what you deserve when it happens,” Gerrard added. “We deserve to be where we are. I do feel we have been the best team in the league - but nothing is achieved yet.”
Pre The No.8 commented: “The challenge for me, which is just as important as being on the pitch now, is can I control myself and can I get on with my life for the next four weeks? Can I control it? We want to go for it and win the four but going back to managing emotion - that's what I have to try and do. Manage it.”
Pre Speaking ahead of the 12pm BST kick-off on Sunday, skipper Steven Gerrard has spoken of the necessity of controlling emotions throughout the side’s final four fixtures of the campaign.
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Pre The Reds head to Carrow Road – where they have won on each of their previous four visits – looking for an 11th straight victory in the division to take advantage of Chelsea’s defeat on Saturday.
Pre Welcome to the match centre on a day when Liverpool could take a five-point lead at the summit of the Barclays Premier League if they can overcome Norwich City.