I don’t normally review the stats directly following a match, but as there were so many good ones in Liverpool’s impressive display today, here’s a selection.
- Suárez created three chances (the average for a top chance creator, per game) inside the first nineteen minutes today.
- Liverpool have won all four games when Jordan Henderson has scored, and he got his first league goal of the campaign today.
- The Reds have now scored for the twelfth game in a row in all competitions, their best run since September 2009.
- Luis Suárez now has a goal or assist every 97 minutes in all competitions for Liverpool this season.
- Lucas Leiva got his first assist in the Premier League since a 3-0 win over Aston Villa at Anfield in December 2010.
- Norwich played one key pass today; Suárez played five on his own.
- Daniel Sturridge became the first player to score in his first three appearances for Liverpool since the great Ray Kennedy did so in 1974.
- Sturridge is now the Reds’ joint-third top scorer in the league this season, after only 114 minutes on the pitch.
- Liverpool have now scored three-or-more goals in 30.4% of their league games this season. The Reds have only bettered that proportion in three of the past twenty seasons.
- Similarly, Liverpool have now scored five goals twice in the league this season; they have only done that on more occasions once in the Premier League era
- Seven different players scored or assisted a goal for Liverpool today. Total football!
- Steven Gerrard now has four goals and six assists in his last eight appearances for the Reds in the league.
- Norwich had the first shot on target of the match, but Liverpool came back with nine unanswered afterwards.
- Liverpool were 82.7% accurate with their passing in the final third today; their best figure in the league this season.
Hopefully the Reds can take this masterful form in to their next two difficult league games, away at Arsenal and Manchester City, but for now, nothing to fault today.