The relentless Reds keep marching on. Premier League immortality is just five wins away following a hard-fought 1-0 victory at rock-bottom Norwich City.
Despite their league position, don’t let the narrative fool you in this ‘top vs bottom’ clash at Carrow Road. The Canaries were outstanding and seriously threatened Liverpool on the counter-attack.
Liverpool’s 25th league victory of the season will certainly go down as one of the toughest as an array of individual brilliance got Jurgen Klopp’s team over the line to extend their unbeaten run to 43 league matches.
Alisson Becker was instrumental once again for the English champions-elect after making a vital save to deny Lukas Rupp in what seemed a certainty to be a goal.
The Brazilian shot-stopper continues to typify why he is widely regarded as the best goalkeeper in the world.
He makes the outstanding look effortless and is always there for his team when called upon. Alisson also made it 10 clean sheets in 11 matches as the former Roma man moved into unrivalled territory in the pursuit of retaining his Premier League Golden Glove award.
Allison’s countryman Roberto Firmino was just as effective for Klopp’s unbeaten winning-machine as Liverpool made it 17 consecutive league victories – one shy of Manchester City’s record in 2017/18.
The Ballon d’Or nominee brought flair and exuberance in the opening period with an array of tricks to open up the Norwich back-line.
His defensive work shouldn’t go unnoticed either as on several occasions Firmino would be seen busting a gut to retreat back and regain possession back for his team inside his own half.
Firmino has completely changed the role of a typical attacking focal point in the team. The former Hoffenheim star is always on the move looking to utilise the ball and open up space behind the opposition – is now surely a certainty for the PFA Team of the Year.