Fantasy Football a bad call by Canaries as they suffer 4-1 defeat at Liverpool
- Norwich attempted to play attacking football but were thrashed by Liverpool
- At half-time it looked like they could suffer a Premier League record defeat
- The Canaries will have to adapt the way they play against division’s best sides
At half-time on Friday night, when they were trailing 4-0, you feared that unwanted record might be heading Norwich’s way instead. The newly-promoted club learned a harsh lesson at Anfield. You cannot go to the home of the champions of Europe and try to play expansive football.
Liverpool love it when teams try to play like that against them. There is a lot to be admired about sticking to your philosophy but you have to be pragmatic, too, and Daniel Farke discovered that here. Norwich will have to adapt the way they play now they are competing with the big boys in the Premier League.
Norwich were well beaten at Anfield after attempting to play an expansive style of football
Canaries boss Daniel Farke may have to adapt his style of football against better sides
Teemu Pukki’s consolation strike was a deserved reward for their bravery in trying to attack
They cannot play fantasy football like this. If you do, you’re asking for trouble. This defeat won’t define Norwich’s season.
After conceding their fourth goal, a lot of fans on Twitter were saying, ‘Well, that’s them down’, as if it’s a certainty. I don’t buy that. Really, it is about how Farke’s side respond.
They looked good up front at times. Marco Stiepermann had chances to score and Teemu Pukki got his goal. They now have to rally together and respond in a positive way.