Norwich City v Liverpool: Player ratings

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

• Norwich City

6 John Ruddy: Denied England team-mate Steven Gerrard in the first period. What chance with Luis Suarez in that form?


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6 Russell Martin: Good battle with Raheem Sterling. Honours just about even. Created Norwich's first goal.

4 Leon Barnett: No answer to a rampant Luis Suarez. Fortunate not to concede a penalty. And possibly worse.

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4 Michael Turner: Inadvertently involved in Liverpool's first three goals. More than an echo of his shaky Fulham debut.

5 Javier Garrido: Poorest outing since his loan started. Typified by his attempt to go to ground in the build up to Liverpool's fifth goal.

5 Jonny Howson: Picked out Grant Holt for the second Norwich goal. Tough shift against Liverpool's dominant midfield.

5 Bradley Johnson: Kept going. Brave enough to have a few digs from range; wayward efforts underlined City's lack of precision.

5 Robert Snodgrass: Andrew Surman's volley struck him and flew over a yard out. Summed up both his and Norwich's day.

6 Andrew Surman: Going through one of those spells in front of goal. Chance blocked first half, wasteful after the interval.

6 Simeon Jackson: Withdrawn at the interval after testing Pepe Reina. Fearsome volley fired over as well. Fantastic work ethic.

6 Steve Morison: Right place, right time to open his account. Teed up both Simeon Jackson and Andrew Surman first half.

Subs: Grant Holt (for Jackson) 6, Wes Hoolahan (for Surman) 6, Alexander Tettey (for Morison ) 5

• Liverpool

6 Pepe Reina: Denied Simeon Jackson with a smart near post stop. Spilled at the feet of Steve Morison for City's first goal.

7 Andre Wisdom: Composed Premier League debut. Powerful athlete. Slipped once or twice by Andrew Surman.

7 Daniel Agger: Classy operator who never shirks the physical aerial battle. Elegant surge and pass for a Luis Suarez miss.

6 Martin Skrtel: Nasty challenge slammed Javier Garrido into the boards early. Failed to cut out Jonny Howson ball for City's second.

7 Glen Johnson: City rarely exposed him defensively. Key role in the opener. offered auxillary support to Raheem Sterling.

7 Steven Gerrard: Looks to have bought into the new manager's philosophy. Disciplined shift capped by the fifth goal.

7 Joe Allen: Good foil for his captain. Sits in front of the back four and sets the tempo. unfussy but highly effective.

7 Suso: Offered a good balance on the opposite flank to Raheem Sterling. Not as eye-catching.

7 Nuri Sahin:Confident young man in the responsible playmaker role. Willingness to break forward earned him a bonus goal.

8 Raheem Sterling: Already looks comfortable at this level. Triggered the moves for Liverpool's third and fifth goals.

9 Luis Suarez: Suarez the striker is as good as any in the business on this form. Three ruthless finishes.

Subs: Oussama Assaidi (for Suso) 5, Jordan Henderson (for Anita) 5, Jamie Carragher (for Johnson) 5

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