Norwich City aim to learn the lessons from Liverpool re-run

Norwich City's squad had to sit and watch the 5-4 Premier League defeat to Liverpool. Picture by Pau

Norwich City's squad had to sit and watch the 5-4 Premier League defeat to Liverpool. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil made his Norwich City squad confront the uncomfortable truth behind a painful Premier League defeat to Liverpool.

The City boss admitted the manner of his side's surrender took a few days to sink in, aided by a full re-run of arguably the most eventful top flight game of the season.

'We watched it in full,' he said. 'Generally what I do is edit the game but I felt it was important to see where the moves started from because sometimes when you do edit it you get a false sense, in regard to players who might already be out of position on the tape.

'We went through it in detail, we weren't pleased with what we saw and we have taken steps to address it.

'We reflect after every game but that one was unique in scoring four goals and failing to pick up any points. Of course it was raw at the time. There is nothing worse than losing a game like that and then you have to go out and have a camera stuck under your nose and you are asked how you feel. Maybe 48 hours down the line that goes and we are left with just the frustration because at 3-1 we had the game in our hands.'

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Neil admitted Norwich squandered a position of strength against Jurgen Klopp's Reds.

'It is about game intelligence, being savvy and seeing the win out. They scored 76 seconds after our third goal and we needed to respond better to that setback,' he said. 'I think there was a lot of positives to take, going forward particularly.

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'We scored four goals and it has been a long time since Norwich scored four goals in the Premier League. We need to make sure we enhance that and keep it going but on the other side make sure we are much more difficult to beat.'

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