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Liverpool's relentless charge towards their first top-flight title in quite a while proceeded by edging a restricted triumph over base of-the-table Norwich

Sadio Mane fell off the seat to score the victor with 12 minutes remaining, expertly bringing down captain Jordan Henderson's rounding leave and crushing behind at the close to post.

It implies Jurgen Klopp's side need only five additional successes from their staying 12 games to ensure their first Premier League title, having dropped only two focuses all crusade.

Chances were including some hidden costs in a swirling first half, however Liverpool increase the weight in the subsequent period - Canaries goalkeeper Tim Krul making a dazzling twofold spare to deny Mohamed Salah's low shot and Naby Keita's short proximity development.

Having been pegged back for an extensive stretch, Norwich could have scored on the counter-assault as Alex Tettey's strike from a point got Alisson off guard his close to post however the exertion shook the foot of the upstanding.

In any case, Senegal global Mane - who missed the last two games through hamstring damage - end up being the distinction having entered the activity on the hour mark.

Reds simply continue winning

It searched for some time that it might be a baffling day for Liverpool at Carrow Road, losing various goes in the last third and being limited to long-extend endeavors.

Keita's drive was tipped over the crossbar by Krul, while endeavors from Virgil van Dijk and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were agreeable for the Dutch goalkeeper to manage.

At the point when the raiding Trent Alexander-Arnold hauled a shot wide from the edge of the case after only 13 seconds, a standard success seemed to be on the cards, yet the Reds needed to fight hard again to go a mammoth 25 focuses away from champions Manchester City.

To state Liverpool have commanded the division is putting it mildly - they have demolished all before them and the numbers make amazing perusing:

Liverpool are presently unbeaten in 43 alliance games, surrounding Arsenal's unequaled record of 49.

They have gathered a wonderful 102 focuses from the previous 105 accessible.

The Reds have gotten 35 successes from their last 36 games - a 1-1 draw at Manchester United in October the main flaw.

They have dominated 17 matches in succession - one short of Manchester City's record - and kept 10 clean sheets in their previous 11 games.

The outcome likewise implies 76 focuses after 26 games is the best record at this crossroads throughout the entire existence of Europe's main five associations - something even the landmass' extraordinary sides including La Liga's Barcelona, Juventus of Serie A, Bundesliga's Bayern Munich and Ligue 1's Paris St-Germain couldn't accomplish.

The shielding European victors go into Tuesday's last-16 first-leg tie at Atletico Madrid in immaculate structure and Klopp's side will take some preventing from arriving at their third back to back last, as they focus on a Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup treble.

So close yet so far for Norwich

Daniel Farke's side remain tied down to the foot of the table, seven focuses from security and are gazing at a quick come back to the Championship.

They show some appealing football now and again, happening from the back which nearly demonstrated exorbitant on two or three events, however neglecting to hold out methods they have surrendered a joint class high 48 objectives.

Had they taken their risks, they would have asserted a staggering triumph against all the chances, with Lukas Rupp left lamenting what may have been.

The German midfielder broke the offside snare in the primary half and when confronted one-on-one with Alisson, mysteriously chose to square the ball towards Teemu Pukki as opposed to shooting and the Brazilian goalkeeper figured out how to paw the pass away.

The energetic Todd Cantwell struck the side-netting, while Tettey's low, bored strike hit the upstanding.

Ton up for Mane - the details

Liverpool have opened the scoring in every one of their previous 14 Premier League gatherings with Norwich City - no side has ever scored the opening objective in progressively successive games versus another in the challenge's history (Chelsea additionally 14 v Portsmouth).

Norwich have just won one of their previous 13 Premier League games (D5 L7) and have neglected to score in consecutive class coordinates just because since November 2019.

Liverpool have kept a spotless sheet in 10 of their previous 11 Premier League coordinates, this subsequent to having just kept one shutout in the past 11 such games before this.

Sadio Mane scored the 100th objective of his English club profession in all rivalries, scoring 25 for Southampton and 75 for Liverpool.

Mane's objective was his 57th in the Premier League for Liverpool, however the main coming as a substitute.

Jordan Henderson has helped five Premier League objectives this season; just in 2014-15 (nine) and 2013-14 (seven) has he given more in a solitary class season in his expert profession.

Both of Liverpool's previous two Premier League games have been goalless at half-time; just two of their initial 24 such matches of the period had been 0-0 at the break before this.

Norwich neglected to endeavor a solitary shot in the main portion of a group game just because under Daniel Farke, and the first run through in any association coordinate generally speaking since April 2014 v Manchester United.

What next?

Norwich travel to Wolves next Sunday in the Premier League (kick-off 14:00 GMT), while Liverpool are in European activity on Tuesday, trailed by a Premier League game at Anfield against West Ham next Monday (20:00).

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