Barclays Premier League
5 - 0

Liverpool v Norwich

19 Jan 2013, KO: 15:00

Minute by minute

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90 Rodgers: 'Jamie Carragher hasn't put a foot wrong for me since I came. He has been absolute brilliant. He hasn't played as often as he'd have liked. He's played in a lot of the cup games and I'd hoped to not put a curse on him, but I said to him that I couldn't remember him making a mistake in any of the games since I've been here. I thought about his leadership. We are a quiet team and he's a great organiser, he manages the game very well, he's got big experience, and he can play football. I thought him coming in alongside Daniel, who has been brilliant, would give us that extra bit of leadership. We saw that from him today, he was fantastic.'
90 Rodgers: 'Steven Gerrard – the form he was in today. I think he used every club in his bag today, every pass. He was phenomenal. And the goal he scored was trademark Steven Gerrard.'
90 Rodgers: 'For any team, if you're going to be successful, your home form is vital. We love playing at home. Anfield is a great place to come and play your football. The players are really starting to enjoy coming here, they get a great support and hopefully the supporters are happy with what they are seeing.'
90 Chris Hughton: 'We have been well and truly beaten by a very, very good side. You come to these quality clubs and quality grounds and you have to make sure you turn up.'
90 @andrewisdom47x: Great result from the lads what a goal by hendo support was immense as always have a good weekend peeps xx
90 Rodgers confirms Pepe Reina has a thigh injury AND a broken nose. He had an operation yesterday on the latter. Will be assessed before next week's game.
90 Reaction from Brendan Rodgers coming up.
90 Any suggestions on what to call Sturridge's dancing celebration, tweet me @JimmyRiceWriter.
90 Steven Gerrard played 115 passes today, including 20 per cent long, and had an accuracy of 93 per cent. Incredible.
90 67.6 per cent possession for Liverpool; 19 shots to four; 694 passes to 319.
90 @jamespearceecho: All over at Anfield. 5-0 and #LFC celebrate their biggest win under Brendan Rodgers as they rout Norwich City. An array of positives.
90 Final scores from around the Premier League: Man City 2-0 Fulham, Newcastle 1-2 Reading, Swansea 3-1 Stoke, West Ham 1-1 QPR, Wigan 2-3 Sunderland.
90 @paul_tomkins: #LFC absolutely superb today, as they have been lately against weaker sides. Need to go and show more now in tougher games.
90 Swansea 3-1 Stoke (Owen)
90 FT - LFC 5-0 Norwich: Brilliant goals from Henderson, Suarez, Sturridge and Gerrard, and an OG from Ryan Bennett, have given LFC a handsome win. Stay logged onto this page for scores from elsewhere and post-match reaction.
87 Norwich have been poor today but take nothing away from Liverpool, who have been worthy of a 5-0 win. Johnson, Lucas, Henderson, Sturridge and Gerrard have all been on top form. Suarez is the journalists' man of the match, though.
86 Substitution: Anthony Pilkington for Robert Snodgrass:
86 This lifts Liverpool to seventh in the table, six points behind Spurs in fourth. Spurs have a game in hand, however.
85 Swansea 3-0 Stoke (de Guzman)
84 Wigan 2-3 Sunderland (Henriquez)
83 Attendance: 44,901. They've had a real treat today.
80 Newcastle 1-2 Reading (Le Fondre)
79 @petermcdowall10: Carragher has lost his boot, left leg. Still wants it off Brad Jones though. A good 2 mins until he sorted the laces. BR laughing away.
78 Henderson went off to a raucous reception. Brilliant performance and goal. Will be hard to dislodge in midfield now.
77 Substitution: Joe Allen for Jordan Henderson:
74 A Sterling shot is deflected in at the Kop end by Ryan Bennett. Delia does not look happy.
74 Own Goal! Ryan Bennett:
73 Steven Gerrard has hit 75 passes so far with an accuracy of 93.3 per cent.
72 Cannot remember many Liverpool games with four goals of such quality.
71 Man City 2-0 Fulham (Silva)
70 West Ham 1-1 QPR (Joe Cole)
69 Substitution: Raheem Sterling for Daniel Sturridge:
69 Substitution: Fabio Borini for Lucas Leiva:
67 Johnson cuts inside, finds Gerrard and the skipper blasts home his fifth goal of the season from 25 yards.
66 GOAL! Steven Gerrard:
66 Substitution: Wes Hoolahan for Elliott Bennett:
66 Other scores: Man City 1-0 Fulham, Newcastle 1-0 Reading, Swansea 2-0 Stoke, West Ham 0-1 QPR, Wigan 1-3 Sunderland.
60 Swansea 2-0 Stoke (de Guzman)
59 A third sensational goal for Liverpool, starting with a sublime dink wide from Henderson to Downing, who crossed first time on the volley for an in-coming Sturridge to tap home at the Kop end. Three games, three goals for the No.15.
59 GOAL! Daniel Sturridge:
55 Suarez twists one way, then another to find space to cross. Sturridge just can't reach it. Downing then thunderbolts into the Kop from 20 yards.
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53 Normal service resumed now, with Liverpool launching attack after attack. A Gerrard corner towards Agger is just cleared by Bradley Johnson, and then Wisdom cuts inside to shoot with his left-foot. Almost goes out for a throw but the crowd love his endeavour.
49 Tettey powers wide from distance as Norwich start the second period on the front foot.
47 Every Liverpool midfielder had a passing accuracy of 90 per cent or higher in the first half. The team had 71 per cent possession and 12 shots to Norwich's three.
45 I'm going to warm my fingers and toes in the press room. Back for the second half.
45 HT - LFC 2-0 Norwich: Liverpool lead at the break with two great goals from Henderson and Suarez.
45 Sturridge is played through by Suarez and forces a low save.
43 Wigan 1-3 Sunderland (Fletcher)
43 Newcastle 1-0 Reading (Cabaye)
43 Luis Suarez now has 20 goals in all competitions this season.
42 First Booking: Glen Johnson: The first booking of the game for a late tackle on Snodgrass.
38 Holt volley into the box headed clear by Wisdom. A first scare for Liverpool.
36 A Lucas throughball is dummied by Sturridge, putting Suarez one and one. You know the rest.
36 GOAL! Luis Suarez:
35 Liverpool execute 11 passes before Suarez is played through to win a corner. The first is cleared by Jonathan Howson, the second partially by Grant Holt before another volley from Henderson. This time Bunn catches.
32 A Gerrard corner is headed over by Andre Wisdom, who has looked to get forward at every opportunity in this first half.
28 Norwich survive another scare soon after the goal, Suarez hitting one tamely at Mark Bunn left side of the area.
26 Suarez battles to keep possession on the edge of the box before a stunning half-volley on the spin from Henderson, right into the bottom corner. He then celebrates with most of his teammates in front of the Liverpool bench. A nice touch.
26 GOAL! Jordan Henderson:
23 Wigan 1-2 Sunderland (Fletcher)
22 @petermcdowall10: Farewell toes, it's been emotional.
21 Norwich corner is cleared long to Sturridge. Good hold up play from the new boy before finding Henderson, who is hacked down by Alexander Tettey.
19 Wigan 1-1 Sunderland (Gardner)
18 Downing's short corner to Henderson is then dispatched to an in-coming Gerrard, who just cannot connect properly with the ball. Seconds later he makes better contact from 25 yards but the shot is wide. All Liverpool.
15 West Ham 0-1 QPR (Remy)
14 Suarez, right in front of the away fans, just made Michael Turner look very silly with Cruyff turn. Bunn blocks the subsequent drive across the six-yard box.
12 Sturridge, who has been bright in these opening moments, swivels inside the box and forces a low save from Mark Bunn.
12 Liverpool have had 73.3 per cent possession so far. More Opta stats at the bottom of this page.
11 It's a bit of a 4-2-3-1 for Liverpool with Suarez deeper, and Henderson and Downing wide.
8 Wigan 1-0 Sunderland (Vaughan OG)
7 Snodgrass bends the free-kick into the box. Ryan Bennett is unmarked but heads straight at Brad Jones. Downing then launches one from 30 yards at the other end. Hits the electronic hoardings.
7 Man City 1-0 Fulham (Silva)
6 Two crunching tackles from Gerrard. Anfield loves that. Lucas then fouls in a dangerous area.
4 Johnson strolls past Norwich No.7 Robert Snodgrass. Too easy. His cross just curves away from the awaiting red shirts.
3 Liverpool work the ball well through the Norwich midfield. Suarez dinks a cross to the back post and a stretching Downing heads just wide in the game's first chance.
2 Daniel Sturridge is the only outfield player wearing gloves.
1 Norwich get the game underway, attacking the Kop end in this first half.
Pre Brendan Rodgers and Chris Hughton having a long chat by the tunnel as You'll Never Walk Alone echoes around the four stands of Anfield.
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Pre No snow here at Anfield. It's about one degree in temperature. Hope Tom Werner and his children have brought their hats and gloves. They're in the directors' box today.
Pre Some cracking tunes coming out of the Liverpool dressing room pre-match. Billie Jean by Michael Jackson and Insomnia by Faithless.
Pre @carlmarkham: Old-fashioned battle set to ensue between Carragher and Holt at Anfield while everyone else tippy-taps around them.
Pre @jamespearceecho: Carra makes 1st league start since Chelsea in Nov as Skrtel is dropped to the bench. Reina injured thigh in training so Jones starts in goal.
Pre Today for we've got @shawct cutting photos, updating LFC Facebook and post-match tunnel interviews; @james_carroll84 is on match report and @LFC Twitter duty; @shunter77 doing live commentary with Jan Molby and me, @JimmyRiceWriter, trialling this new match service and covering the post-match press conference.
Pre Pepe Reina is injured. No more news at this stage.
Pre Subs: Gulacsi, Allen, Borini, Sterling, Shelvey, Robinson, Skrtel.
Pre Confirmed LFC team v Norwich: Jones, Wisdom, Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson, Suarez, Downing, Sturridge.
Pre Hearing there will be several surprises in the Liverpool team to face Norwich. Team news at 2pm.
Pre @thekopmagazine: Coldest you've ever been at Anfield? #lfc v City, Dec '92 (Rushie scored a stunning volley, Annie Road end) for me.
Pre @lpoolcouncil warning people to be careful on the streets around Anfield. They have carpetted the pavement and roads with grit.
Pre Just heard this: Norwich arrived in Liverpool on Thursday as a precaution against the weather and have been allowed to train at Everton's Finch Farm.
Pre Some wise words from LFC TV's @JBcommentator heading into today's game: 'Remember kids it's not big or clever to take your shirt off at football in freezing temperatures, it simply makes you look daft.'
Pre Daniel Sturridge last weekend became the first Liverpool player since Nigel Clough in August 1993 to score in his each of his opening two games for the club. Should he find the net again he will be the first player since Ray Kennedy in 1974 to score in his first three Liverpool appearances and only the seventh man ever to achieve the feat for the club.
Pre Luis Suarez thinks the Reds can still finish in the top four this season: 'It's going to be difficult but in English football with all its ups and downs, you can never be sure of anything. We're not ideally placed at the moment, but I think that the club is on the right track and the team is playing in the right way and so we should still be hopeful that we can make this happen.'
Pre Liverpool have scored in each of their last 11 games - their best run since September 2009, when they found the net in 23 games in a row.
Pre The 11 Premier League meetings between Liverpool and Norwich have produced 36 goals.
Pre Luis Suarez could make history today as no Liverpool player has ever scored three league hat-tricks against the same club.
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