Liverpool FC: Finally Picking Up Steam After Winning Against Norwich City?

Michael KohCorrespondent IIIApril 28, 2012

NORWICH, ENGLAND - APRIL 28:  Luis Suarez of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team's third goal and completing his hat trick during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on April 28, 2012 in Norwich, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
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Today, all Reds fans sat with their eyes glued on the television screen watching the replay of that fantastic Luis Suarez goal in the 82nd minute.

It recalled fond memories of former midfield maestro Xabi Alonso and his goal from 70 yards away against Newcastle United. Goalkeeper Steve Harper slipped, and all he could do was watch the goal fly into the net as the Anfield crowd roared with delight.

This time, at Carrow Road, Suarez struck and scored 45 yards out from goal. 45 yards. Not as far as Alonso's goal, but it was perfect nonetheless. 

Suarez scored in the 24th minute with a sweetly struck ball from a clever pass from Steven Gerrard. It was the Uruguayan who struck again in the 28th minute after stealing the ball back from Elliott Ward. Suarez placed the shot just out of John Ruddy's reach, slotting it into the lower left corner of the net.

The second half ended with Ward and Jonny Howson getting booked. 

In the 66th minute, James Vaughan got himself booked for a silly tackle on Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina. Although replays showed Vaughan had all intentions of getting the ball, referee Mark Halsey booked him for the challenge.

Liverpool dominated possession as we saw time and time again, with Stewart Downing on the right wing exploiting the ill-positioned fullbacks and cutting into the middle (as he usually does).

Glen Johnson and Jamie Carragher were exceptional at back, with Carragher even sacrificing his body to block a shot that had goal written all over it. Jose Enrique and Daniel Agger were dominant and physically powering over the lone Canary striker. 

There were times where the defense was sloppy, but Reina had little to do today.

Jonjo Shelvey hit the crossbar today, making it No. 31 of the season. 

Suarez stepped up with an incredible strike from a clearance from the Liverpool end. Suarez got the better end of Ward again and beat Ruddy for the third and final time 45 yards out. 

A perfect end to a rainy day in Norfolk.


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