Norwich City v Liverpool: Player ratings

Player ratings for both Norwich City and Liverpool following their Premier League clash.

• Norwich City

6 John Ruddy: No doubt sick of the sight of Luis Suarez. Uruguayan got his own back for Anfield. Superb save from Downing.


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6 Kyle Naughton: Heavy price paid for weak back pass pounced on by Suarez for his second. Underlined his versatility.

5 Ryan Bennett: Showed plenty of heart to come back for more in a running battle at times with the imperious Suarez.

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5 Elliott Ward: Not a day he will look back on fondly. Will no doubt feel should have done better for second and third goals.

5 Adam Drury: Early injury withdrawal. One hopes that is not it for his season with a testimonial on the horizon.

5 David Fox: Tried to get on the ball as usual. Steven Gerrard cashed in for the opener. Sacrificed at the interval.

7 Elliott Bennett: Willingness to cut inside and at least try to get Norwich on the front foot. Tested Pepe Reina after the interval.

6 Jonny Howson: Least effective outing in Norwich colours. Found it hard to escape Steven Gerrard's shadow.

6 Bradley Johnson: Could have brought Norwich back into it with a glancing second half header. Not able to protect City's defence.

6 Anthony Pilkington: One or two early bursts but peripheral figure with City offering only a sporadic threat in forward areas.

6 Steve Morison: Tough gig leading the line on his own against Jamie Carragher and Daniel Agger. Plenty of commitment.

Subs: Russell Martin (for Drury) 5, James Vaughan (for Fox) 6, Grant Holt (for Morison) 5

• Liverpool

6 Pepe Reina: Called into action just the once. Proved up to the task to beat away Elliott Bennett strike. Easy shift.

6 Glen Johnson: Showed flashes of his attacking instincts. Linked well with Stewart Downing.

7 Jamie Carragher: Still life in the old legs on this display. Demonstrated excellent anticipation to thwart James Vaughan.

7 Daniel Agger: The Danish international is a class act when he imposes himself on the contest. Strong in both boxes.

6 Jose Enrique: Quietly efficient. Largely played a support role in the second half when Steven Gerrard shifted wider left.

8 Steven Gerrard: Age and experience has triggered a re-invention of his game. Now selective with his raids. Still hugely influential.

6 Jordan Henderson: Learning alongside the best only has to accelerate his education. Great engine.

6 Stewart Downing: Has the skillset to be a top operator, but still talent unfulfilled. Denied by John Ruddy in the second period.

6 Jonjo Shelvey: Slammed the crossbar and missed when it looked easier to score. Enjoying the chance of an extended senior run.

6 Craig Bellamy: Tremendous work ethic back on his old turf. His direct threat lessened markedly after the interval.

9 Luis Suarez: Three tremendous finishes. Profligate with an easier lob. Sublime movement. Dominated City's defence.

Subs: Sebastian Coates (for Gerrard) 5, Dirk Kuyt (for Suarez) 5

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