Liverpool played against Norwich City in the FA Cup Fourth Round at Anfield with an attendance of 57,334. The match resulted in Liverpool defeating Norwich 5-2, marking Jurgen Klopp’s first match since announcing his exit at the end of the season. The Reds advanced into the FA Cup fifth round to face either Watford or Southampton at home.
Goals were scored by Curtis Jones, Darwin Nunez, Diogo Jota, Virgil van Dijk, and Ryan Gravenberch in the match. The game took place on Sunday, 28 January 2024. Anfield bid a long goodbye to Jurgen Klopp with a comfortable 5-2 victory over Norwich in the FA Cup fourth-round.
Although there were emotional moments, Klopp emphasized the need to focus on the pitch action as there is still plenty of football to be played with the team competing on multiple fronts. Klopp praised the top performance of the team and highlighted the areas for improvement to create more chances. He emphasized the importance of not being complacent during his final months at the club.
The match saw Liverpool demonstrate clinical professionalism to defeat their spirited Championship opponents, managed by Klopp’s good friend David Wagner, after overcoming a minor setback. Key goals were scored by Curtis Jones, Darwin Nunez, Diogo Jota, Virgil van Dijk, and Ryan Gravenberch. The victory showcased the potential of young players in the team and the determination to leave the club in a good place for Klopp’s successor.
Following the match, Klopp and Norwich boss David Wagner shared their perspectives on the competition. Klopp highlighted the importance of providing playing minutes to certain key players, and Wagner acknowledged the competitive performance but also emphasized the need for recovery in the Championship. The next matches for Liverpool and Norwich involve facing Chelsea and Coventry, respectively, in their respective competitions.