Paddy Davitt: Norwich City player ratings after a 4-1 Premier League defeat at Liverpool

Norwich City keeper Tim Krul faces old club Newcastle United for the first time this weekend 
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Norwich City keeper Tim Krul faces old club Newcastle United for the first time this weekend Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Group Football Editor Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries' 4-1 Premier League loss against Liverpool

Here is Paddy's verdict on Daniel Farke's troops, who will not wish to repeat a nightmare first half defensive showing at Anfield but proved after the break they can trouble the best in the Premier League.

- Tim Krul

Badly exposed by the men in front. But three top drawer saves. The pick to foil Jordan Henderson just after half-time. 8

- Max Aarons

Serious operator to subdue in Divock Origi. Allowed him to cross for the opening own goal. Then slow to track a run inside to glance home Trent Alexander-Arnold's cross. Recovered his poise in the second half, but a learning curve. 6

- Grant Hanley

Needed a big statement and a sliced finish past his own keeper seven minutes in was not the message he wanted to deliver. Touch fortunate not to escape a booking late on for hauling down Roberto Firmino. 5

- Ben Godfrey

Must take his share of collective responsibility for first half implosion but carried the fight in the second half. Aggressive intent and fearless defensive work. Tested Adrian in stoppage time. 7

- Jamal Lewis

Tracked Virgil van Dijk from the moment he attacked Mo Salah's corner to the point where he was shrugged off far too easily as the Dutchman headed home from close range. A touch more unfortunate with a deflection that eventually spiralled to Salah to score. 5

- Tom Trybull

Appeared to suffer cramp that led to his second half exit. Looked anything but up to speed in the opening period to cope with the pace and intensity of a top end Premier League side. Typified by Salah's second goal when he was unable to get back goalside quick enough. 5

- Kenny McLean

Game largely passed him by. Thankless task trying to stem the red arrows in that first half. 5

- Emi Buendia

Slimmer rations than last season but still an exquisite assist for Teemu Pukki's goal. Did not look out of place at this level but City will demand more because he more than capable. 7

- Marco Stiepermann

Not his night. Two wayward early efforts may have altered the dynamic. Did eventually test Alisson but on the periphery thereafter. 6

- Todd Cantwell

Big vote of confidence from his head coach, who felt he was City's best outfield player prior to the interval. Could have done better to track the initial run of Alexander-Arnold for the second home goal. Clubbed a swinging shot over. 6

- Teemu Pukki

Could be a big goal in the bigger picture. Cool and composed finish. In contrast to a couple of snatched first half efforts that continued a pre-season theme. Just looks a player still in the process of edging towards the razor-sharp predator who cut a dash through the Championship. 7

City substitutes

- Moritz Leitner 7

Booked within a minute of coming on. Then slammed a shot against the bar and picked out Onel Hernandez with a superb pass. Looked far more effective than either Tom Trybull or Kenny McLean.

(for Marco Stiepermann, 58)

- Onel Hernandez 6

Dragged a shot at Adrian.

(for Tom Trybull, 70)

- Josip Drmic n/a

(for Teemu Pukki, 83)

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