The Spaniard oozed class in the six-yard box during the first half, wisely choosing when to come for the ball and when to stay on his line. Also saved well from both Bennett and Morison in the opening half an hour but lost his head on the hour mark after having looked so calm, misjudging the flight of Pilkington's cross as Holt headed home to equalise.
An absolute rock at the back, standing up manfully to the physicality of Morison and was tidy with his distribution from the back. An assured performance from the 33-year-old centre-half.
The Slovakia international could have opened the scoring from as early as the third minute, hammering a powerful header against the bar after meeting Charlie Adam's exquisite corner from the right. Intercepted a couple of potentially dangerous Johnson passes to keep the visitors at bay.
The 27-year-old made his first home appearance of the season after having played in the midweek friendly against Rangers and started like he'd never been away. Was a powerful presence throughout, containing the dangerous Pilkington in a fine display of positioning.
Typically adventurous down the left, linking up with Bellamy well in the opening 45 minutes and looking very comfortable at the back when required. Opted to sit deep as Liverpool chased the game, breaking forward but to little effect.
Will have been desperate to impress after a quiet showing against Manchester United last week and started with nervousness befitting that poor showing, showing some uncharacteristic profligacy with his crossing. Replaced in the second half but could have few complaints.
Comfortable on the ball but could have possibly done more to help his side when they were under pressure, allowing Hoolahan to roam with the ball at his feet a little too comfortably. An ineffective evening from the Scot.
Made his second consecutive Reds start for the first time since the beginning of March and looked a little rustier than was the case against Manchester United last weekend, wasting a cross from the right on the half hour mark. Hit a 'Hollywood' ball shortly after Norwich's goal but completely missed his intended target.
Came into the game on the back of an acrimonious week following Patrice Evra’s allegations that the Uruguayan racially abused him but started the game in lively fashion, spinning two Norwich defenders and wasting a chance on five minutes before seeing a great effort saved on to the post superbly by Ruddy. Saw another strike deflected onto the woodwork after some superb footwork shortly before the hour mark but kept his cool and never stopped going.
Linked superbly with Suarez time and again and stretched the Canaries defence throughout, attacking both channels as well as dropping deep to take Barnett out of the game. Worked well alongside Suarez once again; an encouraging sign for Kenny Dalglish.
Made his first league start for Liverpool since his move from Manchester City in the summer transfer window and looked eager to impress against his former club, causing Naughton all sorts on trouble when cutting inside from the left. Deserved his opening goal by making the most of Martin's mistake. Rattled the Canaries' cage.
Pulled off a truly world class save on the 11th minute to push Suarez's curving effort onto the post and could do little to keep out Bellamy's opener after it took a deflection off Tierney. Frustrated the Uruguayan all day long, closing the angles of his goal and getting down well.
Was dragged out wide on a number of occasions to help the struggling Naughton and therefore left gaps for Martin to fill. Pulled off a superb last ditch block to keep Suarez out shortly after the 20 minute mark and won the ball late on in the box with a superb challenge on Adam, despite protestations for a penalty from the red half of the Anfield Road End.
The 25-year-old Scot was given the unenviable task of suppressing Luis Suarez but worked tirelessly to keep up with the tricky Uruguayan. Stumbled when it mattered to allow Bellamy in for the goal. Atoned later on with a last-ditch block to deny Suarez on the 51st minute.
Started well, meeting a couple of headers confidently and stuck to his task down the left well, forcing Downing into a number of poor crosses by forcing him down the line. Combined well with the excellent Pilkington and nearly saw Morison score from his deep cross.
Was embarrassed early on by Suarez as the Uruguayan span him and Barnett with consummate ease. Had trouble containing Bellamy and the overlapping Enrique on occasion as Liverpool threatened down the left wing.
Worked hard but added little creativity to the Norwich cause having been told to hassle both Adam and Gerrard into making mistakes. Hit a hopeful cross into Morison on the 21st minute and was unlucky to the striker not make more of it.
Looked dangerous against Swansea last Saturday and tried to get forward as much as possible once again. Possibly should've done better with his 23rd minute effort, making the save a little too easy for Pepe Reina by rushing his strike. Was brought off for Holt after a disappointing performance.
Has been a revelation in the Norwich midfield this season but was wasteful at Anfield, seeing two potentially dangerous passes easily intercepted by Skrtel in the first half. Broke forward well but faltered when the Canaries were looking at their most dangerous.
The Canaries most potent creative force struggled to have much of an impact at Anfield in the opening stages but grew into the game and dictated proceedings in between his opponents' defence and midfield. Moved seamlessly from defensive to attacking midfield and was the best player on the park at times, partnering Pilkington with real class.
Came to Anfield high on confidence following a brace in the 3-1 win over Swansea last week and started accordingly, battling with Johnson down the left flank and giving as good as he got against the former Portsmouth man. Got a good shot away shortly after the break but didn't trouble Reina and pitched in a quite magnificent cross from which Holt equalised. Another excellent showing.
Always looked dangerous in the air and fought valiantly against both Skrtel and Carragher as the visitors looked to test the Reds pair. Possibly could've directed his 22nd minute bullet header a little better but was a nuisance all game.
- 32 Doni
- 38 J. Flanagan
Came on in injury time to replace Dirk Kuyt in a surprisingly negative substitution by Kenny Dalglish. Had no real time to make an impact.
Came on with 20 minutes remaining to replace Bellamy but failed to add the thrust Liverpool required from midfield.
- 20 J. Spearing
- 11 M. Rodríguez
Replaced the disappointing Downing but did little to threaten the Norwich defence following his introduction. Missed a chance right at the death which could have given his side all three points.
- 13 D. Rudd
- 24 R. De Laet
- 11 A. Surman
Replaced Pilkington in stoppage time as the visitors clung on for a point.
Replaced Bennett on the 56th minute and got Norwich their equaliser only four minutes later with a quite fantastic header, latching on to Pilkington's inch perfect cross with real venom. An inspired substitution from Paul Lambert.
- 21 A. Wilbraham