Number of meetings at Anfield in the Premier League era: 8
W/D/L Record: Liverpool FC Wins 5, Draws 2, Norwich City Wins 1
Average Attendance: 42,120
Total Number of Goals: 28
Top 5 Fixture Goalscorers: Luis Suarez 5, Robbie Fowler 2, Craig Bellamy 1, Danny Ings 1, Mark Walters 1
All data correct upto the end of the 2018-2019 season
The 2019-2020 Premier League season begins at Anfield where newly-promoted Norwich City travel to Merseyside to face the reigning Champions of Europe, Liverpool FC. It hasn’t been a lucky ground for the Canaries supporters over the years. Here’s a lookback at five previous Premier League meetings at Anfield. They include the final-ever fixture infront of The Spion Kop and some Uruguayan magic.
30th April 1994: Liverpool FC 0-1 Norwich City
This was the last-ever match to be played infront of Anfield’s famous Spion Kop terrace. The Taylor Report’s recommendations meant all-seater stadiums were coming into play and that meant standing on The Kop was going to become a thing of the past. 44,339 were present for the final game with many of Liverpool’s legends being invited back for the occasion. Sadly, the 1993-1994 team was not the best and they couldn’t give the famous terrace the send-off it deserved. Jeremy Goss produced one of his trademark specials to settle the match in Norwich’s favour. Goss receiving the honour of scoring the final goal infront of one of the world’s most iconic standing football terraces.
2nd January 1995: Liverpool FC 4-0 Norwich City
Norwich came into this fixture off the back of an impressive 2-1 victory over high-flying Newcastle United. In fact, they were just five places behind Liverpool in the table. However, the festive period had taken its toll on John Deehan’s men. They’d lost no.1 goalkeeper Bryan Gunn to a season-ending injury and this game was their fourth in eight days. They were no match for a confident Liverpool, who chalked up their fourth successive victory, winning 4-0. John Scales got a rare goal and there were two more for the Robbie Fowler collection. By the end of the 1994-1995 season, the gap in positions had stretched to 16 and Norwich had been relegated to Division One.
22nd October 2011: Liverpool FC 1-1 Norwich City
Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy produced a Man of the Match display as the Canaries, managed by Paul Lambert picked up an unlikely draw at Anfield. Outplayed for large periods, Norwich fell behind just before half-time thanks to their former player, Craig Bellamy. It was Grant Holt who delivered the equaliser for Lambert’s side and that came within three minutes of his introduction into the contest. From Anthony Pilkington’s delightful in-swinging cross, Holt beat Pepe Reina to the ball to head home a brave equaliser. Ruddy then pulled off a series of stunning saves to protect Norwich’s point.
4th December 2013: Liverpool FC 5-1 Norwich City
Against Norwich City, Luis Suarez was always in sublime form. Having scored two previous Premier League hat-tricks at Carrow Road, Suarez turned in a magical individual performance at LFC’s home ground in December 2013. The Uruguayan was simply unplayable, scoring four unbelievable goals. In the process, he became the first-ever player in Premier League history to score three hat-tricks against the same opposition. To cap off Suarez’s wonderful evening, he played a part in Liverpool’s fifth, scored by Raheem Sterling. Liverpool won the match 5-1 and Norwich were sick of the sight of Suarez.
20th September 2015: Liverpool FC 1-1 Norwich City
Liverpool and Norwich’s last Anfield Premier League encounter was nearly four years ago in the closing weeks of Brendan Rodgers’ reign as LFC boss. This match was systematic to his problems as the supporters began to lose faith in Rodgers’ philosophies. Danny Ings scored his first Liverpool goal shortly after half-time but the home side were pegged back in the 61st minute. Simon Mignolet failed to deal effectively with a corner and Russell Martin pounced to equalise and earn Alex Neil’s Canaries a share of the spoils.