It was a left footed cross from Emre Can that started it off. Steven Caulker getting first to the ball knocked down into the box by the combined aerial efforts of Christian Benteke and Robbie Brady. He took a low, raking swipe that bounced back to the Southampton loanee for a headed effort. Only this time the looping rebound would present a chance for the Reds, only this time it fell to Adam Lallana and he made sure Norwich City paid for that failure to clear the danger.
"Not scoring has been playing on my mind a little bit. That's the kind of character I am as I always want to help the team," stated the Englishman in his post match comments, echoing the general consensus over the lack of end product in his game. Liverpool fans would have been forgiven, then, to expect this chance to go begging.
It didn't go begging. Lallana didn't hesitate for a second as he stepped into that left footed strike. And when that ball hit the corner of the net, the stadium erupted with the cheers of Liverpool fans, Lallana's shirt came off, and Jürgen Klopp delivered his best celebration as Liverpool manager.
It was a moment none will soon forget, least of all Lallana. "It was just one of those great moments," Lallana told the Liverpool Echo, "I didn't connect with the ball brilliantly but as soon as it bounced I knew it was in and I was off."
Lallana's introduction overall was critical to Liverpool's fightback, but it may also turn out to be a watershed moment for Jürgen Klopp's overall project. Perhaps this will allow #20 to loosen the mental restraints enough that the goals will start to flow with more regularity. Fowler knows he's earned it with all of the dedicated, team-first he's put in since becoming a Liverpool player.