With Dean Smith’s side taking the lead thanks to a wicked deflection in the second half, it was set up as one of those frustrating days for the Reds.
But Liverpool’s tactical tweak and substitutions alongside an Anfield that roared to life proved more than Norwich could handle.
It was then Diaz’s turn to turn up the volume as notched his first goal for Liverpool thanks to the vision and execution of Jordan Henderson, a “great assist” in the words of the No. 23.
And it was an official “Welcome to Anfield” from the skipper as Diaz revelled in his “first goal at my new home.” We love to see it:
“The lads are used to [a busy schedule]. There’s games every three days nearly every week, so it’s just concentrating on the next game, recovering well,” Henderson told LFCTV.
“Leeds is a tough game, it’ll be a really intense game and you know how well they play.
“So we need to be ready for it, use the whole squad again – I’m sure we’ll have fresh legs again for Wednesday – and hopefully we can get another good result.”
A four-day turnaround is a rare luxury and Liverpool will have momentum and a feel-good factor on their side after enjoying the “madness” of the comeback:
It was another show of the Reds “never giving up” and with a fight on all four fronts that will need to be the case for the remainder of the campaign:
There’s everything to play for and the business end of the season is fast approaching. The Reds have put themselves in the best position possible and all the talking will need to be done on the pitch.
Come on you Reds!