Twitter explodes as striker scores exquisite backheel during Norwich vs Liverpool

Starting off the Premier League’s weekend action, Norwich City and Liverpool kicked off at Carrow Road at 12.45pm this afternoon.

This fixture is more commonly associated with the world-class efforts of now-Barcelona star Luis Suarez, who scored ten times in 4 outings against the Canaries and became the first player in the history of the Premier League to score three hat-tricks against the same team.

But it’s another striker – Norwich loan signing Dieumerci Mbokani – who looks set to steal all the headlines today.

Indeed, the Reds opened the scoring courtesy of a Roberto Firmino strike that cannoned of goalkeeper Declan Rudd onto the post and into the net. But the home side battled back to draw level just ten minutes later courtesy of a sensational backheel.

Liverpool struggled to clear from a corner – not for the first time this season – and as the ball bobbled back into the box, the aforementioned Congo international shouldered off Mamadou Sakho to apply a powerful Achilles from around six yards, giving goalkeeper Simon Mignolet no chance of saving it.

Needless to say, Twitter was very impressed: