Mark Bunn looks dejected after a Ryan Bennett own goal gave Liverpool a 5-0 win. Picture: Dave Rawcliffe / Focus Images

Liverpool 5, Norwich City 0 - What the nationals said

Monday, January 21, 2013
11.40 AM

The national newspapers’ views on Norwich City’s 5-0 defeat at Liverpool.

Sunday Mirror: “Ryan Bennett’s own goal completed Norwich’s misery and, in a sense, captured the futility of their endeavours . . . they must be looking over their shoulders again.”

The Mail on Sunday: “Suarez, taken to task by his manager after admitting diving earlier in the season, did not fall over once at Anfield yesterday despite some hefty Norwich tackling.”

The Observer: “Grant Holt and Jonathan Howson were never given the time, space or support in the visiting attack to suggest there was a route back against a dominant home display.”

The Sunday Telegraph: “Norwich, having conceded five to Liverpool earlier in the season, were torn to shreds by the ultimate in flat-track bullying . . . it must be said, they were tame.”

The Independent: “Suarez had scored hat-tricks in his previous two appearances against Norwich and this was another miserable afternoon for the East Anglian club.”