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  • Date:22 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:17:30
  • Venue:Anfield
  • Attendance:44,931
  • Bellamy (45)
  • Holt (59)
Goal!

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93:58 +3.58

Russell Martin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Carroll. Charlie Adam takes the direct free kick. Steven Gerrard delivers the ball, Luis Suarez takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a fantastic save. Outswinging corner taken by Charlie Adam, Steve Morison makes a clearance.

93:02 +3.02

A cross is delivered by Steven Gerrard, Andy Carroll has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

92:48 +2.48

Short corner taken by Steven Gerrard.

91:51 +1.51

Anthony Pilkington goes off and Andrew Crofts comes on. Outswinging corner taken by Charlie Adam, Leon Barnett manages to make a clearance. The ball is crossed by Sanchez Jose Enrique, clearance made by Marc Tierney.

91:37 +1.37

Jordan Henderson sends in a cross, John Ruddy makes a save.

90:10 +0.10

Daniel Agger on for Dirk Kuyt.

89:48

Effort from just outside the area by Glen Johnson goes over the target.

88:40

Unfair challenge on Bradley Johnson by Jordan Henderson results in a free kick. Marc Tierney takes the free kick.

87:19

David Fox takes a shot. Martin Skrtel gets a block in.

84:49

Charlie Adam gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Barnett. Direct free kick taken by John Ruddy.

84:08

Jamie Carragher fouled by Grant Holt, the ref awards a free kick. Jose Reina takes the direct free kick.

83:35

Sanchez Jose Enrique sends in a cross.

82:41

Anthony Pilkington takes a shot. Blocked by Glen Johnson. Inswinging corner taken by David Fox from the left by-line played to the near post, Charlie Adam makes a clearance.

80:43

The referee blows for offside against Luis Suarez. Indirect free kick taken by John Ruddy.

78:47

Unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan by Charlie Adam results in a free kick. Stewart Downing leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Carroll. Free kick taken by Kyle Naughton.

77:35

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy. Corner taken by Stewart Downing, Russell Martin manages to make a clearance.

77:08

Bradley Johnson challenges Charlie Adam unfairly and gives away a free kick. Charlie Adam restarts play with the free kick.

71:48

Wesley Hoolahan has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

70:59

Jordan Henderson sends in a cross, save made by John Ruddy.

69:01

Luis Suarez takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a save.

68:09

(Liverpool) makes a substitution, with Jordan Henderson coming on for Craig Bellamy.

66:46

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy. Corner taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy, Steve Morison manages to make a clearance.

66:26

Stewart Downing takes a shot. Blocked by Russell Martin.

66:05

A cross is delivered by Craig Bellamy, Leon Barnett makes a clearance.

65:04

The ball is delivered by Anthony Pilkington, Grant Holt takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save.

63:31

The ball is crossed by Kyle Naughton, clearance made by Jamie Carragher.

61:33

Luis Suarez is ruled offside. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

59:48

Anthony Pilkington crosses the ball, Grant Holt grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Liverpool 1-1 Norwich.Assist on the goal came from Anthony Pilkington.

58:06

David Fox takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.

57:35

The ball is swung over by Craig Bellamy, Russell Martin makes a clearance.

57:32

A cross is delivered by Craig Bellamy, clearance made by Russell Martin.

56:35

Stewart Downing delivers the ball, Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.

56:01

Grant Holt replaces Elliott Bennett.

55:28

Wesley Hoolahan sends in a cross.

55:19

Marc Tierney crosses the ball.

54:55

Steven Gerrard takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.

52:27

Craig Bellamy challenges Elliott Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kyle Naughton.

52:01

The referee blows for offside. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.

51:14

Craig Bellamy produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

50:17

Steven Gerrard fouled by Elliott Bennett, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Gerrard takes the direct free kick. Luis Suarez takes a shot. Russell Martin gets a block in.

48:28

Stewart Downing concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Tierney. John Ruddy takes the free kick.

47:59

Craig Bellamy sends in a cross, Marc Tierney manages to make a clearance.

47:52

Stewart Downing crosses the ball.

46:28

Anthony Pilkington takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.

45:55 +0.55

Craig Bellamy finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Liverpool 1-0 Norwich.

45:54

Luis Suarez is caught offside. John Ruddy takes the indirect free kick.

45:26

Steve Morison challenges Martin Skrtel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jose Reina.

44:41

The ball is delivered by Dirk Kuyt, Kyle Naughton makes a clearance.

43:10

Inswinging corner taken by David Fox.

41:36

Craig Bellamy produces a right-footed shot from a long way out which goes wide right of the goal.

40:17

The ball is crossed by Dirk Kuyt, save by John Ruddy.

39:17

Stewart Downing sends in a cross, Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

36:23

Corner from the left by-line taken by Steven Gerrard, Leon Barnett makes a clearance.

35:07

Corner taken by Stewart Downing, Header from deep inside the area by Glen Johnson goes over the bar.

33:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc Tierney on Stewart Downing. Caution for Marc Tierney. Stewart Downing produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Kyle Naughton gets a block in. Shot by Stewart Downing from 25 yards. Russell Martin gets a block in.

32:05

Centre by Steve Morison, Jamie Carragher manages to make a clearance.

31:14

Craig Bellamy takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Leon Barnett.

28:54

Dirk Kuyt is flagged offside by the assistant referee. John Ruddy takes the indirect free kick.

28:41

The ball is sent over by Steven Gerrard, clearance made by Russell Martin.

27:51

The offside flag is raised against Craig Bellamy. John Ruddy takes the indirect free kick.

26:00

Dirk Kuyt is ruled offside. Free kick taken by David Fox.

24:45

Dirk Kuyt takes a shot. Blocked by Leon Barnett.

23:31

Stewart Downing challenges Wesley Hoolahan unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Ruddy takes the direct free kick.

22:52

Elliott Bennett takes a shot. Blocked by Jamie Carragher. Elliott Bennett takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.

21:48

Charlie Adam fouled by Bradley Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Gerrard restarts play with the free kick. Luis Suarez is caught offside. Leon Barnett takes the indirect free kick.

20:29

A cross is delivered by Kyle Naughton, clearance by Jamie Carragher. Corner taken right-footed by David Fox, Steve Morison takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.

18:37

The referee blows for offside against Stewart Downing. Indirect free kick taken by John Ruddy.

17:26

The ball is sent over by Marc Tierney, Steve Morison has a headed effort at goal from just inside the area that misses to the right of the goal.

16:38

Shot by Luis Suarez from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

15:34

Shot by Wesley Hoolahan from 12 yards. Jose Reina makes a save.

15:06

Stewart Downing crosses the ball.

13:12

Luis Suarez produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

12:48

Stewart Downing takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Marc Tierney gets a block in.

10:30

Craig Bellamy delivers the ball, Luis Suarez produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 12 yards. John Ruddy makes a fantastic save. Stewart Downing produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

9:22

The ball is sent over by Kyle Naughton, clearance by Charlie Adam.

7:44

Glen Johnson delivers the ball, clearance made by Leon Barnett. Stewart Downing crosses the ball, Kyle Naughton makes a clearance.

4:35

Effort from deep inside the area by Luis Suarez misses to the left of the target.

3:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Pilkington on Charlie Adam. Free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.

2:07

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard played to the near post, clearance by Russell Martin.

1:41

Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Adam to the near post, Martin Skrtel takes a shot.

1:12

The ball is delivered by Steven Gerrard, Marc Tierney gets a block in.

Match Preview

Henderson set for Liverpool recall Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson could be given a second chance to impress quicker than he may have expected as manager Kenny Dalglish contemplates his recall. The England Under-21 international was dropped to the bench for the Reds' biggest two matches of the season - the trip to Everton and the visit of Manchester United - in the last fortnight. After a less-than-comfortable start to life at Anfield following a #16million summer move from Sunderland the youngster was taken out of the firing line by Dalglish The 21-year-old had started Liverpool's first six Barclays Premier League matches, although he was kept involved by the Scot as two appearances off the bench ensured he has featured in every league game so far. Lucas Leiva serves a one-match suspension for the visit of Norwich having already accumulated five yellow cards and that gives Henderson a chance to reclaim his starting place. Despite being the first of the summer signings to score for his new club at the end of August Henderson has yet to find his feet - and a position which suits. Even Dalglish admits he does not where to play him but he gave a glimpse of his true potential in an eventful 30-minute cameo against United with one dipping volley acrobatically saved by David de Gea and a glancing header just over, with both coming from an advanced central position. "I don't know his best position yet - but I know his best club and that's this one," said Dalglish. "We just want him to play and enjoy playing. He's a talented footballer with a great future in front of him and we are just delighted he chose to come here. "He'll be here for a long, long time and he's going to be a tremendous asset for us. He's got patience too. "He's a good player who knows what is required. He's a young boy who has come down from Sunderland and is starting to settle in really well now. "He's another option for us in midfield this weekend. I've just got to make the right decision. "We know Lucas can't play. He's suspended but we'll just have to cover it as best as we can." Norwich manager Paul Lambert insists his side will "give it a go" just as they did at Chelsea and Manchester United. The Canaries lost 3-1 at Stamford Bridge and 2-0 at Old Trafford, but have picked up 11 points from their other six games to sit ninth in the Barclays Premier League. "We know how hard it's going to be, they're a club with great tradition and history and have some great players, but I don't think our players are frightened by it," said Lambert. "We're not going up there with any trepidation or fear. We are going there to try to win a game the way we did at Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford. "Yeah we got beaten, but we went and gave it a go and we will give this one a go as well." Boosted by the 3-1 home win against fellow promoted side Swansea last weekend, he added: "We're playing at a high level at the minute and we're a match for most of the teams at this moment in time. "But we have to sustain the standard we've set ourselves - there's only a handful of games gone - and hopefully the lads will do it. "The way we are playing we are creating a lot of chances and converting some. The lads are full of confidence and have that spirit they've had for the last few years. "That seems to have taken us a long way, but there's also a lot of ability in the side. "As the game goes on your concentration level has to be really high. That's the nature of top-level football and you have to handle it - you make no apology for it because that's the level you aspire to be." Lambert played under Liverpool manager Dalglish at Celtic. He added: "They don't come any bigger than him and his enthusiasm is great for the game. "He's done brilliant in turning it round for them, while Steven Gerrard coming back has given them a major lift." Steve Morison, who laid on the first goal for Anthony Pilkington after just 50 seconds last Saturday, is available for the trip after suffering cramp and being replaced in the second-half. But Norwich are still waiting for Zak Whitbread, Elliot Ward, Daniel Ayala and James Vaughan to recover from injuries.

Formation:442Manager: Kenny Dalglish

Liverpool

Formation: 4411Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

  • Jose Reina
  • Glen Johnson
  • Jamie Carragher
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Sanchez Jose Enrique
  • Dirk Kuyt
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Charlie Adam
  • Stewart Downing
  • Luis Suarez
  • Craig Bellamy
  • SUBS
  • Alexander Doni
  • Daniel Agger
  • Andy Carroll
  • Rodriguez Maxi
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Jay Spearing
  • Jon Flanagan

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Match Report

Frustration for Reds Liverpool lost ground on the top four as their leaky defence and a failure to capitalise on numerous opportunities cost them victory in a 1-1 draw with Norwich at Anfield. Kenny Dalglish's side hit the woodwork three times among several other chances but had only Craig Bellamy's late first-half goal against his former club to show for their efforts. And a side which has kept only two clean sheets all season should have known what was coming as a result They were punished on the hour when Grant Holt headed home just three minutes after coming off the bench to spoil what would have been perfect story for Bellamy on his first Liverpool start since May 2007. The Wales international left Carrow Road 11 years ago and on his travels around various clubs in the Premier League spent one season at Anfield. He admits he returned this summer with unfinished business and appeared to have resumed his mission in ideal fashion with his first league goal of his second spell. However, what he could not count on was a defence which has so far only kept clean sheets against Arsenal and Everton, both of whom had been reduced to 10 men, and neither of which has been at Anfield. Norwich were undoubtedly encouraged by this statistic and looked much more of a threat once they had drawn level. The omens were good for Liverpool before kick-off as they had won their previous four meetings against the Canaries, although the last of those was in January 2005. Had it not been for the woodwork the Reds would have enjoyed a much more comfortable evening as twice within the opening 12 minutes they came within inches of scoring. With less than two minutes gone Martin Skrtel's glancing header from Charlie Adam's right-wing corner crashed against the crossbar. Luis Suarez's first sight of goal saw him uncharacteristically miss the target from the left side of the penalty area with an ambitious shot with the outside of his right foot. But the Uruguay international's next effort required the combined efforts of John Ruddy and the frame of his goal to prevent him breaking the deadlock. The Canaries goalkeeper had to be at full stretch to get his fingertips to the shot and deflect the ball onto his left-hand post. Norwich briefly threatened when Wes Hoolahan's shot and Steve Morison's header were both fumbled by Jose Reina, although in between that Suarez had fired across goal in front of the Kop. Apart from that brief spell Norwich, who had won three of their last four matches, had to play second fiddle to a Liverpool side who dominated but came up just short in the final third. But just when it seemed the hosts had failed to take advantage Bellamy struck in first-half added time. Suarez's nuisance factor in the Norwich defence saw him tussle with Russell Martin, allowing the ball drop to Bellamy on the edge of the area and his low shot took a deflection off Tierney on its way past Ruddy. The woodwork denied Liverpool for a third time in the 51st minute when Suarez's run left Leon Barnett baffled but the Uruguay international's shot deflected off Martin and onto the post. However, within three minutes of Holt coming off the bench he had punished the Reds for failing to take their chances. The striker powered home a 60th-minute header after Reina came for - and missed - Anthony Pilkington's cross with Jamie Carragher and Glen Johnson in close attendance. Holt almost doubled his tally six minutes later but this time Reina dealt with his far-post header and, as the game opened up, Ruddy was relieved to see Suarez's toe-poke roll behind after squirming through his fingers. Suarez's 78th-minute shot was turned past the far post by Ruddy with Gerrard lurking outside the six-yard box as the hosts tried to make up for missed opportunities. Substitute Andy Carroll's header in the fourth minute of added time summed up Liverpool's match as he powered wide from six yards. As if to rub salt into the wounds Ruddy produced a brilliant save to tip over Suarez's volley even later. But like against Sunderland on the opening day of the season and - to a lesser extent - Manchester United last weekend a failure to take their chances cost them the win. Such dropped points could dearly cost Liverpool's bid to regain Champions League status.

Form Guide

    WLLWWD
  • Liverpool
  • VS
  • Norwich
  • LLWWLW

Last Meetings

  • Norwich
  • 1 - 2
  • Liverpool
  • 03/01/2005
  • Liverpool
  • 3 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 25/09/2004
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 2
  • Liverpool
  • 29/04/1995
  • Liverpool
  • 4 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 02/01/1995
  • Liverpool
  • 0 - 1
  • Norwich
  • 30/04/1994
  • Norwich
  • 2 - 2
  • Liverpool
  • 05/02/1994

Top Scorers

Liverpool

  • L Suarez 4
  • S Gerrard 1
  • M Skrtel 1
  • C Adam 1
  • A Carroll 1
  • J Henderson 1

Norwich

  • A Pilkington 3
  • G Holt 1
  • W Hoolahan 1
  • S Morison 1
  • L Barnett 1
  • R Martin 1
  • B Johnson 1
  • R De Laet 1

Goals

Liverpool

    • Total goals 20
    • Goals per game 11
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Norwich

    • Total goals 19
    • Goals per game 10
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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