After coming out of the unwelcome turbulence, there was plenty to smile about and that includes a handful of eyecatching stats.
In fact, Liverpool had a sequence of 34 uninterrupted passes before Diaz tucked the ball away, the most for any Premier League goal this season, according to Opta.
34 – Luis Díaz's goal for Liverpool today was scored following a sequence of 34 uninterrupted passes, the most for any Premier League goal this season and the most by any Liverpool goal since Opta have this data available in the competition (from 2006-07). Crafted. pic.twitter.com/JVfUnvkph9
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 19, 2022
And since Opta started recording the data, 2006/07, it is the most of any Liverpool goal in the league since – talk about beautifully worked:
In total, every Liverpool player bar Divock Origi got in on the act at least once!
The Old Guard
It was a different looking front three against Norwich with Diaz thrown into the mix, but some things never change and that is Mane and Salah on the scoresheet.
The pair have been instrumental for Klopp over the years and again were there when the Reds needed them most, scoring three minutes apart.
We’re thinking there’s more to come!
Fortress Van Dijk
As elegant and dominant as they come, he’s a formidable face for the opposition and forces them to think twice and then three times about taking him on.
At Anfield, Van Dijk is another beast altogether having never tasted defeat on home soil in the Premier League.
Van Dijk has played 58 matches at Anfield in the league, 50 have ended in victory and just eight in a draw – making for a total of 158 points from a possible 174 since he joined the club in January 2018.
Here’s to more undefeated days at Anfield!
It wouldn’t be a Liverpool match if there was not another record or milestone achieved by the No. 11, he’s just relentless.
This time is no different as his tally moved to 150 in all competitions for Liverpool – only the 10th play in club history to reach the figure.
That in itself is a milestone to celebrate but that he achieved it in the second-fastest time is otherworldly, with only the great Sir Roger Hunt reaching 150 quicker.
It took Salah 233 games and Hunt 226, talk about fine margins!