*Bumper* Post-Match Analysis: Liverpool 3-1 Norwich City

*Bumper* Post-Match Analysis: Liverpool 3-1 Norwich City
February 19, 2022 Daniel Rhodes

Paul Tomkins, Andrew Beasley, Daniel Rhodes, Chris Rowland and other TTT regulars will give their thoughts for 24 hours after the game, and we’ll have the post-match stats too.

Post-Match Thoughts

Paul Tomkins

A game of, er … three halves, as the as the saying goes. For 30 minutes Liverpool were at it (but wasteful), then for 30 minutes the Reds were totally off it (and dreadful). Then, after a much-needed midfield reshuffle, the final 30 minutes were a joy (and a pasting).

Norwich battled, ran and pressed, and were good; but not good enough. They didn’t create much but almost created some almost-chances.

I’ll assess a few players in my usual post-match piece, but I want to start with an unlikely hero: Joe Gomez, the stand-in right-back.

He’s such a good footballer, and the pace of old looked a bit more in evidence today, after so few games following the (latest) horrific injury of early last season; this his first league start since 2020. He won’t deliver like Trent Alexander-Arnold, but he’s got very good passing and awareness (and a half-decent cross), and it needed other players to provide the cutting edge in the final third.

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