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:
Imagine if that Mbokani goal was scored by Zlatan, Ronaldo or Messi. They'd be vines, memes & click baits everywhere.
— Skeems (@Skeems1) January 23, 2016
That is some goal by Mbokani. If Thierry Henry did that back in the day they'd have had to evacuate the Sky Sports studio due to flooding.
— Cian Carroll (@CianByName) January 23, 2016
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 23, 2016
All Mbokani wants is to appear on Showboat next week obviously.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) January 23, 2016
Sakho being exposed by Mbokani is what dreams are made of
— Josh Horsley (@DeleAllidin) January 23, 2016
Everybody trying a backheel these days…
— Jakk (@UsedHandle) January 23, 2016
Should never have got to the point where Sakho has to either go through Mbokani and concede a penalty, or stand off and concede a backheel
— Si (@PhantomGoal) January 23, 2016
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) January 23, 2016