Liverpool’s unbeatable charge towards their initial top-flight title in 30 years continued by edging a slender victory over bottom-of-the-table Norwich.
Sadio Mane came off the bench to attain the winner with twelve minutes remaining, with expertise taking down skipper Jordan Henderson’s raking pass and smashing in at the close to post.
It means that Jurgen Klopp’s side need just 5 more wins from their remaining twelve games to ensure the title, having dropped just 2 points all campaign.
Chances were at a premium during a blustery first half, however Liverpool ramped up the pressure within the period of play – Canaries goalkeeper Tim Krul making a surprising double save to deny Mohamed Salah’s low shot and Naby Keita’s close-range follow-up.
Having been pegged back for a long period, Norwich might have scored on the counter-attack as Alex Tettey’s strike from an angle caught Alisson without notice at his close to post however the effort flustered the foot of the upright.
But Senegal international Mane – who missed the last two games through a hamstring injury – proven to be the distinction having entered the action on the hour mark.
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