Norwich City 2-5 Liverpool: Luis Suarez Scores Hat-Trick in First Liverpool Win
Live Premier League commentary from Carrow Road
Luis Suarez (LIV) 1', Luis Suarez (LIV) 37', Nuri Sahin (LIV) 47', Luis Suarez (LIV) 57', Steve Morison (NOR) 60', Steven Gerrard (LIV) 68', Grant Holt (NOR) 86'.
Norwich City: Ruddy; R Martin, Barnett, Turner, Garrido; Johnson, Howson, Snodgrass, Surman (Hoolahan); Morison (Tettey), Jackson (Holt).
Liverpool: Reina; Wisdom, Skrtel, Agger, Johnson (Carragher); Allen, Sahin (Henderson), Gerrard; Sterling, Suarez, Suso (Assaidi).
That's your lot from the Premier League commentary today, thanks for joining me as always and I hope to see you back midweek for the European coverageâ€”we've got Champions League action on Tuesday and then Liverpool are back on Thursday against Udinese in the Europa League.
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Well Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool revival is up and running belatedly in the Premier League and they finally have their victory to go with the performance.
Might also be worth pointing out in the face of criticism of their forward line that they have now scored 13 goals in their last four matches, including hitting five in two of those games.
Luis Suarez the undoubted star of today's show after his hat-trick and all-round impressive display, but there were outstanding contributions also from the two young lads either side of him, Sterling and Suso, and also from the three midfielders.
Norwich have an awful lot of work on their hands to rebuild their season; they are without a win from the first six games and have two very tough games ahead of them against top four-quality opposition.
Chris Hughton needs to sort out his defence pretty quickly to avoid another drubbing like they have received today.
Full time at Carrow Road
Norwich City 2 Liverpool 5
90'â€”We're into injury time now at Carrow Road and Brendan Rodgers is looking on at his side who have been very impressive again todayâ€”but have also shown their propensity to self-destruct at the back rather too often.
88'â€”Luis Suarez has just been announced as the Man of the Match on Setanta; hard to argue with that decision after his hat-trick performance again.
Norwich get a late goal back, Grant Holt with his first of the season, and it's another defensive error which has cost Liverpool. A hopeful but inaccurate ball over the top should be easily cut out by Martin Skrtel but the defender takes his eye off the ball and it merely bounces past him, allowing Holt to cut in and curl his shot easily past Reina.
Norwich City 2 Liverpool 5
Grant Holt, 86 mins
82'â€”For such young lads, they are very, very comfortable on the ball and that bodes well for Brendan Rodgers and the system he wants to be put in place at Liverpool. Wisdom, Sterling, Suso earlier and all three midfielders have shown very good appreciation of use of, and consistency on, the ball
80'â€”Into the final 10 minutes of the game and the Liverpool players are certainly enjoying themselves now as they close in on their first three points of the season. It's an exhibition in passing now for the entire 11 in grey.
78'â€”Norwich venture forward on a rare foray down the left, but the cross is overhit and drifts out of play before coming back in.
Norwich City sub: Steve Morison goes off, Alexander Tettey comes on.
76'â€”Raheem Sterling embarks on a winding, meandering run across the penalty area leaving two or three defenders trailing in his wake, but the end shot is blocked at close quarters.
74'â€”It's a constant, never-ending, incessant wave of possession and pressure from Liverpool. As Brendan Rodgers might say, it's death by football.
71'â€”Norwich City's players' heads have completely gone now; they are barely bothering to press and Liverpool have made their possession and terrific play count big-time today. Luis Suarez gets a run in on goal again looking for a fourth, but in the end toe-pokes just wide of the near post.
Liverpool sub: Jamie Carragher on, Glen Johnson off.
And there comes another goal at the end of that long spell of possession; great football from Liverpool. Sterling bursts away from the challenge of Garrido, pulls the ball back for Gerrard and his shot, via a deflection, finds the far corner of the net. 5-1 to the Reds.
Norwich City 1 Liverpool 5
Steven Gerrard, 68 mins
66'â€”Liverpool in control of this game, holding onto possession for long stretches now and utilising the entire width of the pitch, front to back and all looking comfortable on the ball.
Liverpool sub: Nuri Sahin off, replaced by Jordan Henderson.
63'â€”Norwich flying into a few tackles here. Sterling is caught by Garrido and just beforehand, Suarez was bodychecked by already-booked defender Barnett.
Norwich pull one back! Reina can't hold the first shot, a fierce drive from Martin, and the rebound falls for Morison who crashes it into the net. Reina is annoyed with himself, and Norwich have a semblance of hope.
Norwich City 1 Liverpool 4
Steve Morison, 60 mins
Liverpool sub: Suso off, Oussama Assaidi on for his Premiership debut. A very good full league debut for the 18-year old Suso.
And it's a second Carrow Road hat-trick for Luis Suarez. Nobody closes him down, 20 yards from goal, and he simply curls the ball fantastically into the far corner beyond the reach of John Ruddy. Four for Liverpool, three for Suarez.
Norwich City 0 Liverpool 4
Luis Suarez, hat-trick, 57 mins.
54'â€”Norwich readying a second chance here, but it's going to have to be a quick impact for them to get themselves back in this game. Norwich sub: Andy Surman off, Wes Hoolahan on.
52'â€”CHANCES! Norwich have two or three efforts in close succession, two blocked and then one really poor effort which flies across goal from the left foot of Snodgrass. Liverpool have been the better side by far, but the Canaries have certainly had their chances.
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