In the latest football match, Liverpool’s road to the Premier League championship continues to be shortened after the tough victory on the pitch of the Norwich team. Despite being a guest, Liverpool still easily dominated the match immediately after the opening whistle. Meanwhile, on the other side of the soccer field, Norwich actively plays with a low squad and focus the majority of the players on the home side.
Liverpool is leading the Premier League with 73 points, far ahead of Man City to 22 points in the championship race. Norwich is last on the table with 18 points, less than the safe position that Aston Villa holds to 7 points.
In the first half
In 5 first minutes, Firmino turned deftly into the Norwich penalty area before launching the ball with his right foot, but the home defenders played off to save. Previously, Arnold was the author of the first phase of the match when launching a cannon shot outside the penalty area that deviated from goalkeeper Tim Krul in the 15th minute.
Henderson hung the ball correctly to make Firmino control the ball with one touch in the penalty area but the Liverpool striker could not finish before the fierce challenge of the two defenders in the 11th minute.
Possession in the ball was superior throughout the first half but Liverpool did not have many notable situations on Norwich’s goal. Not only that, The Kop almost had to pay the price. In the 35th minute, the soccer field atmosphere becomes intense, Lukas Rupp and Pukki managed to break down the offside trap, but the home side couldn’t beat Alison in the face to face of play.
Despite being rated higher than Norwich, coach Jurgen Klopp and his teachers faced a lot of difficulties in this match. Contrary to the initial prediction, Norwich entered the soccer field with confidence and if Lukas Rupp was more assertive in the situation facing Allison, the home team could have ended the first half with 1 goal.
The Norwich defense had the first 45 minutes of a successful split in the Liverpool routes, isolating the attacking stars. Therefore, despite the superior possession, the visitors had only one shot to hit the goal from Ox-Chamberlain, but it was too light to win against goalkeeper Krul. It was a quite successful first half of the latest football match for Norwich.
In the second half
By the second half, the pressure continued to be created by Liverpool and many opportunities of the red shirt team made Norwich fans have a heart attack. Goalkeeper Tim Krul had an impressive day in attack, despite not having too many balls, but Norwich strikers also created a few times on the soccer field.
By the 61st minute, coach Jurgen Klopp threw Sadio Mane into the soccer field and the Liverpool attack became more transformed. The wide ability of the Senegal striker makes the Norwich defense very difficult to control. In 78th minute, Jordan Henderson’s precise long pass allowed Sadio Mane to handle it neatly and finish the opener.
Playing well in defense, Norwich in the second half also organized a few dangerous ball situations on the soccer field. Even if they were more fortunate, they managed to get a goal after Alexander Tettey’s right-footed strike in the 73rd minute.
Liverpool was still busy searching for the second goal in the remaining time and their most obvious opportunity was Roberto Firmino’s close-range but incorrect shot in the 86th minute. Although, it is enough to please Liverpool when they have got 76 points after 26 rounds.
With the only goal scored by Mane in the 78th minute, Liverpool had a victory in the round of 26 Premier League with a score of 1-0 against the last place of the list team Norwich
Liverpool guest on Norwich soccer field with a force full of “heroes, strong generals”, so it is not surprising that the team is leading the Premier League table, overwhelmingly the home team.
However, Liverpool strikers are not easy to find the opponent’s net. Norwich goalkeeper Krul played very well, he has many impressive saves that put Liverpool strikers into a standstill.
A goal made only by the big star player brought Liverpool to victory. Statistics after the game showed that Liverpool was fully deserved to win, they held the ball 63% of the time, launched 17 shots and had six times the ball hit the opponent’s goal.
Liverpool has risen to 76 points after 26 rounds, temporarily away from the second team Man City to 25 points and become the king of the Premier League soccer field. Klopp’s army also officially won the ticket to the Champions League next season after only 26 rounds, of course this statistic is just a procedure because Liverpool is almost sure to win the Premier League 2019/20.
Goal scored: Mane 78 ‘
Match List & Player Scoring
Norwich City (4-2-3-1): Krul 7; Zimmermann 6, Aarons 6, Byram 6, Hanley 7 (Lewis 27 6); Tettey 7 (Drmic 84), McLean 6; Rupp 5 (Buendia 83), Duda 6, Cantwell 7 and Pukki 6
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson 7; Alexander-Arnold 8, Gomez 6, Van Dijk 7, Robertson 7; Keita 6 (Milner 84, 6), Henderson 8.5, Wijnaldum 6 (Fabinho 60, 6); Salah 7, Firmino 7, Oxlade-Chamberlain 6 (Mane 60, 8)