On paper this game should not have been anywhere near as exciting as it was, but what happened would leave fans breathless as a nine goal thriller set Anfield alight
It took #Liverpool just 17 minutes to edge in front when James Milner made an impressive through ball to Roberto Firmino, who would send it into the bottom right hand corner.
Norwich didn't let that stop them though, as on 28 minutes they were back in the game, from a corner that finds the head first of Graham Dorrans, then finding the right foot in the centre of the box of Dieumerci Mbokani. Liverpool 1 - Norwich 1
On 40 minutes Norwich would go ahead of Liverpool, with Wes Hoolahan's assist finding Steven Naismith, who was on his debut for Norwich, right footeded it into the bottom left passed Liverpool keeper Mignolet. Naismith has scored against Liverpool on both his debut's now, for Everton and for Norwich. Liverpool 1 Norwich 2.
52 minutes would see drama for Liverpool as Alberto Moreno would bring Down Naismith in the box, though his first time of bringing the player down would be let off from the referee, the second silly tackle would not, and he would point to the spot. Wes Hoolahan would calmly bury the penalty kick down the centre of the goal. Not the world's best penalty, and Mignolet did nearly get there to save it but in the end Norwich took a two goal lead. Liverpool 1- Norwich 3.
Liverpool at this point would be looking at the history records, which would show they have only twice before come back from a 2 goal deficit.
If they did think of the history books the player's certainly were not beholden to that information, as just over a minute later Liverpool started the climb back. Roberto Firmino assist found Jordan Henderson whose right footed beauty of a strike found the bottom corner. Liverpool 2- Norwich 3.
62 minutes found the match all square again when Adam Lallana set up Roberto Firmino right footed shot that sailed into the bottom left corner of the goal. Liverpool 3- Norwich 3.
68 minutes in and Norwich could have gone ahead, when Nathan Redmund set up Sebatien Bassong with a pitch perfect header, but Mignolet was equal to it and saved well to his bottom left.
74 minutes saw heartbreak for Norwich, who had already given away a two goal lead, when James Milner found centre of the goal. Liverpool 4- Norwich 3.
Liverpool kept on hunting for that extra cushion however when, on 84 minutes Christain Benteke set up Roberto Firmino, but Norwich's keeper saved beautifully to keep them in the game.
The nail biting climax to this game was only just beginning however, as a Liverpool offside gave Norwich a free kick. Cameron Jerome would take a long free kick up the pitch, it would find Sebastien Bassong outside the area who would control the ball, turn and fire a beautiful strike at goal, which would sail into the back of Mignolet's net. Norwich had levelled the game. 4-4.
The Norwich fans were sure they had recovered a point and for them that would be enough, in what had been an end to end game filled with skill and great #Football. They only had to hold on for two minutes.
Liverpool had other ideas however. 4 minutes into stoppage time Adam Lallana would fire home the winning left footed shot.
Liverpool 5- Norwich 4.
The celebration was quite something from the manager and players, in fact the manager of Liverpool broke his glasses in the commotion!
This game was most surely one for the history books for both teams, and one of the best games I have had the pleasure of watching all season. Football quite simply how it should be, at it's finest.