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So much of the magic we saw last night get’s lost when you try to put it into mere words; four wondrous goals from Luis Suarez saw the Uruguayan make Liverpool history by completing a hat-trick of hat-tricks against Norwich City as Liverpool downed their visitors 4-1 at Anfield.
Suarez now has eleven goals in five matches against the Canaries and each of them is good enough for the highlight reel. If the visitors thought they had the upper hand after the Reds put in a dire performance against Hull City on Sunday, they were sorely mistaken; it was an absolutely stunning response to the toothless display we saw on Humberside, one that each and every Liverpool supporter can go off and say “There, that’s what we’re capable of.” Or, in the very least, that’s what Suarez is capable of…
This week has typified everything about being a football fan. The anticipated 3 points against Hull to ‘set us up nicely’ for a few wins, the low of a terrible performance and defeat, the inquest and questioning, then this match.
Matches under the lights at Anfield always seem to have an extra edge to them. The walk up to the ground always seems a little more exciting. Every red that I know had pretty much said the same before kick-off- ‘we want to see a reaction to the Hull defeat’. And what a reaction…..
Quite simply what followed was the Luis Suarez show. It’s as simple as that. He was absolutely unbelievable playing at a personal level that I’m unsure I can remember seeing bettered in my years going to Anfield since the early 1980′s.
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We knew there was going to be collateral damage from the Reds 3-1 reversal at Hull City on Sunday, and today we get to see who the casualties are with Brendan Rodgers making three changes to the side for the visit of Norwich City.
Simon Mignolet retains the starting spot between the sticks despite allowing six goals in his last two matches, but Daniel Agger comes back into the side in place of Kolo Toure who drops to the bench. Martin Skrtel, who summed up Liverpool’s calamitous trip to the KC Stadium with an own goal as the match petered out, starts alongside the Reds vice-Captain in the heart of the defense and they’ll be flanked by Glen Johnson and Jon Flanagan on the right and left respectively.
Suarez loves the Canaries
A must win match against Norwich City? Sounds ludicrous, doesn’t it? Coming off an embarrassing 3-1 reversal to Hull City
on Sunday, Liverpool go into their second match of a three match week having won only one in their last four league outings and needing three points against the Canaries to keep pace in the race for Champions League football.
Wednesday becomes all about responses – and not just for the points. To say that the Reds looked lethargic on Sunday would be a massive understatement; with crunch matches against Tottenham, Manchester City and Chelsea peeking over the horizon, Brendan Rodgers will do well to show the opposition that his side will be able to cope without the injured Daniel Sturridge. That, of course, starts with making an example of Norwich City tomorrow.
Tiago could be finding first team action elsewhere
With the winter transfer window just around the corner, there’s been a lot of talk recently about the signings the Reds made during the summer and the impact — or lack thereof — that they’ve made since arriving on Merseyside.
Tiago Ilori, signed from Sporting CP following extended negotiations, is one of those hot button players that no one can seem to agree on. Stuck in that grey area between being ready for the first team and not being quite good enough to hack it, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that the defender may be heading out on loan in the very near future, since the future is exactly what the player was so hotly pursued for in the first place.