Liverpool's Roberto Firmino was tremendous in victory over Norwich City

Norwich Carrow Road

Liverpool defeated Norwich City in a thrilling clash at Carrow Road.

Liverpool attacker Roberto Firmino put in a sublime performance as his side defeated Norwich City 5-4 in a simply breath-taking Premier League encounter at Carrow Road.

Both Norwich and Liverpool took leads in the match and when the hosts went 3-1 up at the start of the second period, many felt another disappointing defeat was on the cards for the Reds.

However, a three-goal blitz in 12 second-half minutes turned the game around for Klopp’s side before Sebastien Bassong’s equaliser and Adam Lallana’s ensuing dramatic winner completed the scoring.

While the defenders certainly won’t want to see this game again, take nothing away from the forwards who were in fine form with Firmino in particular illustrating exactly why Liverpool paid so much for his services.

  GoalsShotsKey PassesTake-onsTouchesAccurate PassesBall RecoveriesMins Played
Roberto Firmino 2 4 2 1 52 26 5 90

As illustrated by the table provided by Opta, the Brazil international was a real menace for Norwich throughout as he contributed greatly in a number of key attacking areas.

Firmino was tasked ahead of teammate Christian Benteke to lead the line by boss Jurgen Klopp, and it was a decision which was ultimately justified by his two goals and one assist.

His first came after 18 minutes, a scuffed finish which beat Norwich goalkeeper Declan Rudd before his second – an equaliser at 3-3 – was an exquisite clip after being set-up by Adam Lallana.

Aside from his goals, the former Hoffenheim ace posted four shots, two chances created via key passes, 52 touches, 26 accurate passes and five ball recoveries over the course of the 90+ minutes.

Many questioned Firmino’s abilities following a slow start to his Liverpool career, yet a brace against Arsenal and two again at Carrow Road shows he has the capabilities to make a difference.

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