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Summary

  1. Ings slots home Reds' opener
  2. Martin levels with flick after Mignolet error
  3. Reds not won in their last five matches

Live Reporting

By Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

And that's an Anfield wrap. The Liverpool players will be wondering how they aren't celebrating a win while they tuck into their Sunday takeaway, while their Norwich rivals will be tempted for a cheeky beer on the coach home.

No Monday night football tomorrow, so join us again on Tuesday for a night packed with League Cup fun. Cheerio!

Player reaction - Ings

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Liverpool scorer Danny Ings, who netted his first goal since arriving from Burnley in the summer: "On a personal note it was good to get off the mark but at the same time it is disappointing because I thought we should have got three points.

"It is great to get off the mark anywhere but even better in front of the Kop. I had another chance where I tried going round the keeper, perhaps I should have poked it in. 

"You would have thought that we would close the game out, but games like this happen, you create loads of chances but they won't go in. But the positive thing today is that we created lots of chances - more than we have done.

Stats of the day

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Opta:  Danny Ings has scored just 2:54 after coming on as a half-time sub.  

Manager reaction

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: "We had confidence after getting the first goal but we lost concentration on a corner.

"It was a poor goal from that aspect. Then we couldn't get that winning goal. We had a number of opportunities and that was the pleasing aspect of today.

"It was important that we got some flow in our game and our intensity in the second half was much better. But you have to look after the back door and at the corner we didn't do that."

Manager reaction

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: "It is disappointing and frustrating not to get the three points. We didn't pass the ball well in the first half but second half we created more opportunities.

"We had chances to win the game but didn't take them. Our supporters were brilliant and sensed the shackles were lifted from the players after the opening goal.

"But you have got to be clinical and we didn't take those chances. In terms of numbers it's not so good but for me it's all about the performance."

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Brendan Rodgers wasn't as positive afterwards as Alistair Lowe (see below) mischievously suggests, but the Liverpool boss was upbeat. Here's what he had to say...

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Alistair Lowe:  Brendan Rodgers changes formation again, no idea on best 11. Poor to watch but sure he will say they were excellent in some areas....

Manager reaction - Alex Neil

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Norwich manager Alex Neil says his side thoroughly deserved their point at Anfield.

"I thought we played well, some teams sit in, which we had to do sometimes, but we offered a threat going forward too. 

"The lads worked very hard and deserved something from the game. We're happy we have come away with a point.

"Football is not just about what you can do with the ball but also about having that never-say-die mentality and doing whatever it takes not to get beat. This group have got that."

Manager reaction - Neil

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Norwich manager Alex Neil praises the performance of goalscorer Russell Martin, who arrived late after the birth of his child.

"He just had a baby boy this morning so he left late night, went to the birth and came back up for the game. Then he produced an excelelnt performance here. I don't think the last 24 hours get much better than that.

"I left it in Russell's hands about whether he was going to play or not. He is the captain of the club and would have said if he had not quite been right for the sake of the team.

"I spoke to him earlier and he said he was ready. I think the adrenaline helped him through."

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Tim Ellis: Two points from last four games. Sturridge's inclusion desperate. Anfield fans are fair but I sense change not far away.

Stuart Foster:  Rodgers cannot continue like this, one good season where Suarez made us look good. Time for a change to move forward.

Player reaction

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Norwich captain Russell Martin after his equaliser earned a point for the newly-promoted side at Anfield:  "It's an immense effort from all the lads. Our performances all season have been right up there. We have set a standard but we have lads who put a real shift in. We've not got any superstars but a real team.

"The manager has set us certain targets. You can’t just aim to finish 17th. We'll have a go against anyone and maintain the standard and see where it takes us."

FULL-TIME

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Watching back the replays of the Norwich goal, I've only just spotted Russell Martin's heart-warming celebration. New dads either go for the rocking cradle or the sucking of their thumb like a dummy, I'm pleased to report that the Canaries skipper went down the Bebeto route while screaming of a similar pitch to his new-born son.

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As the graphic below shows, Liverpool shaded possession and territory but it never felt like a dominant home performance. They huffed and they puffed, but failed to blown down the Norwich goal.

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Opta

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What went wrong for Liverpool? And what went right for Norwich? Simply, the visitors took one of their rare chances, while the home side produced more waste than your local garbage tip. 

Liverpool peppered the away goal with 23 shots, but only managed seven on target.  Norwich had a paltry-by-comparison seven efforts, with only two testing Simon Mignolet. But, yes, we all know that only one statistic matters...

Player reaction

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Russell Martin and Alex Neil
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Norwich goalscorer Russell Martin: "I was late for the game as I made it back home last night for the birth of my son.

"Then I shot back up on the plane today with the directors, so it’s a fantastic day and emotional day. 

"Just to score at a place like this is great and it’s an important goal. I'm over the moon and delighted."

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ibrahim ismail:  If tomorrow we will not hear of Rodgers sacking then it's clear the Fenway group is not ambitious as I thought.

Max Baggins-Craig:  Norwich deserved a 1-1 no question about it, Liverpool were a mess, a real shambles, Rodgers needs to buck up & fast.

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Norwich hero Russell Martin is talking to the media down in the Anfield tunnel - and reveals he arrived late in Merseyside today after dashing home for the birth of his son! The arrival of a child and the equaliser at Anfield. If cheap Danish lagers made dream days...

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Norwich are happy campers. The smiling players head over to the Anfield Road End to salute their fans, who head back to East Anglia feeling pretty smug.

Norwich are 11th in the top-flight with eight points from six games, just above Liverpool who are 13th with the same tally.

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Indeed it is all over at Anfield. A few jeers from the home stands are drowned out by the huge cheers from the travelling Norwich fans at the final whistle.

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Norwich partially clear the corner to Adam Lallana on the edge of the box. The England midfielder's shot is deflected towards goal by Emre Can, but fizzes wide. That must be that...  

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"Handball?!" screams the Kop behind the goal which Liverpool are attacking. Nope it isn't. But the Reds do have a corner...

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Still all Liverpool. Norwich pinned back in their half. Is there time for one last chance?

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Alberto Moreno's cuts back the ball from the left towards Philippe Coutinho. But the Brazilian cannot dig the ball out of his feet quickly enough to hit the target.

INJURY TIME

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Alex Neil shouts instructions
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Four minutes for Liverpool to nick a winner. Or Norwich.

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Liverpool win back possession through Roberto Firmino as they look to create one last golden chance to win this match. A cross from the right swings in but Danny Ings cannot get a vital touch.

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Lewis Grabban in action
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Norwich looking pretty comfortable, keeping possession in the home half. Little attacking threat unsurprisingly, a point will more than do.

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Oh dear. If you didn't laugh Liverpool fans then you'd cry. Philippe Coutinho gifts possession back to Norwich by messing up a quick throw-in by lifting his back leg up. Foul throw, ball with Norwich.

SUBSTITUTION

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Norwich are running down the clock as they look to escape Anfield with a point. Graham Dorrans' afternoon is over, trudging off - very slowly - for Gary O'Neil.

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Liverpool look the likeliest to bag a late winner. Norwich midfielder Graham Dorrans is perfectly positioned to block another Liverpool effort.

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Danny Ings almost doubles his Liverpool tally within 40 minutes. The ex-Burnley man jinks into space in the Norwich box, rounding the on-rushing keeper John Ruddy. But he runs out of pitch as the ball rolls out of play.

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Philippe Coutinho shot
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Philippe Coutinho is desperate for a goal today. This time his shot from inside the area does not trouble John Ruddy too much.

CLOSE!

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John Ruddy save
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Liverpool should be ahead. Roberto Firmino leads the charge on the break, threading through to Philippe Coutinho who races clear. We have a two-on-two situation here - Coutinho and Ings versus Bassong and Ruddy. Coutinho looks left towards Ings, decides to go alone, only to shoot at the legs of Ruddy. Big miss.

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Norwich's second corner of the game fails to have the impact of the first. Oh, hang on...Liverpool are breaking forward on the counter...

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Norwich aren't just content to sit back though. Robbie Brady flies forward down the left, trying to take on James Milner. But the Liverpool skipper slides in to concede their second corner of the game. Their first ended in a goal...

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Few whistles from the frustrated home fans as Norwich full-back Robbie Brady takes his time over a throw-in. The Canaries seem to be clock-watching already... 

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Danny Ings and Daniel Sturridge
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JavelBleach: If Liverpool can't figure out how to defend they should just play 10 strikers! The object is to score more than you concede!  

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Roberto Firmino - the last throw of Liverpool's tactical dice remember - is straight into the thick of the action. But his low angled shot is easily gathered by Norwich keeper John Ruddy.

SUBSTITUTION

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Norwich make their switch first. On comes striker Lewis Grabban - who kicked up a stink when his summer move to Bournemouth failed to materialise - on for Cameron Jerome. Straight swap.

Then, we see a bolder change from Liverpool. Brazil attacker Roberto Firmino - who cost the club £29m in the summer - replaces his more defensively-minded countryman Lucas Leiva.

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Activity on the touchline. Both sides preparing to make a change...

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Norwich winger Matt Jarvis, moments after coming close to scoring his second goal in as many games since joining from West Ham, tears down the left flank to chase a long ball forward. Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has this under control though. Or has he? No! Jarvis manages to hook the ball into the penalty area, but there are no supporting yellow shirts to pick it up.