The Reds went into the Anfield encounter at the weekend against the relegation threatened Canaries as heavy favourites, but had to dig deep as the visitors went ahead through a Milot Rashica strike.


Liverpool scored three after the hour mark in return and secured the win with midfielder Thiago, who came on as a substitute, among the players that caught the eye with strong displays.



And Liverpool legend Lawrenson has hailed the 30-year-old for making a game-changing impact on Saturday’s clash, having come on as a substitute, in a game which Liverpool were struggling to hit top form in before the hour mark.


Lawrenson added that Thiago made it look easy in the middle of the park against Norwich as he went about his business, during which Liverpool managed to score three goals to bag all three points.



“Yes [Liverpool are flying and are putting pressure on Manchester City]”, Lawrenson told Off The Ball.


“Yes, I was at the game, I was working on Saturday and in all honesty the first 45 minutes, they were ordinary.



“And then you are kind of thinking because you changed [the starting eleven], I think he made seven changes Klopp, and then you are thinking ‘wonder if he will change it at half time?’ but he stuck with it.


“Then he bought the cavalry on which he kind of did in Milan midweek.


“You know me raving about Thiago, but he just came on and changed the game.


“He just made it look ridiculously easy and as you saw the quality of the goals.”


The Reds are now set to lock horns with relegation candidates Leeds United midweek at Anfield and it remains to be seen whether Jurgen Klopp will hand Thiago a start.