On this day in 2016 Liverpool played out a 9 goal thriller against Norwich City at Carrow Road.
The match opened as routinely as expected for the Reds with Roberto Firmino opening the scoring within 20 minutes with a well-placed shot from close-range. Norwich came back quickly though, equalising through Dieumerci Mbokani. Just before half time the hosts surprisingly took the lead with ex-Evertonian Steven Naismith scoring on his Norwich debut to give his side the side going into the break. After the intermission things got worse for Klopp’s men as Alberto Moreno conceded a penalty, Wes Hoolahan converted the subsequent spot kick to give the Canaries a 3-1 lead after 53 minutes. However, Liverpool were resilient despite their unfavourable situation and captain Jordan Henderson managed to pull a goal back just two minutes after conceding, bringing the deficit back to just one goal. Not 10 minutes later, the Reds found themselves level as Firmino netted for the second time on the day, taking the score to 3-3.
Liverpool weren’t content to settle for a point though as they continued to test Norwich and search for a winner and the breakthrough came on 75 minutes as a counter-attack culminated in James Milner taking advantage of the Norwich defence’s lack of composure to latch onto a weak back pass and finish one-on-one against keeper Declan Rudd. Having edged out a 4-3 lead many were led to believe that it was all over at Carrow Road, but there was one last twist in the tail as Sebastien Bassong struck from 20 yards to make it 4-4. Going into injury time it seemed Liverpool would be made to settle for a point, though as the game came into its 95th minute, Adam Lallana stepped up and finished from close range to make it 5-4 to the visitors, sparking scenes of wild celebration after arguably one of the most exciting Premier League matches of the season finished in Liverpool’s favour.