Analysis: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard on top form at Carrow Road in deeper role

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard on the ball against Norwich. Photo: PA

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard led his side to a 3-2 victory in Sunday's Premier League game against Norwich.

Jim van Wijk analyses the impact of the England skipper at Carrow Road.

BODY LANGUAGE

Gerrard was out early to join the warm-up, quick to salute the massed ranks of travelling Reds supporters packed into the far corner of the Jarrold Stand - many of whom will have left Merseyside in the early hours of Easter Sunday to make the long journey across to Norfolk.

The Liverpool skipper did not have to wait long to lead the celebrations after Raheem Sterling's superb opening goal on four minutes set them on the way. He remained calm as Liverpool's character was tested to help guide his side through following a Norwich fight-back in the second half.

LINK-UP PLAY

He was happy to sit back when needed to help block what little attacking threat Norwich were able to muster, dropping deep to protect Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho, before then collecting the ball and starting another probing Liverpool move via Lucas and Joe Allen.

Gerrard also provided good delivery from set-plays, which caused more chaos in an over-run Norwich defence.

IMPACT

Another fantastic captain's display from Gerrard, who from start to finish showed what it would mean to get his hands on the Premier League trophy.