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Adams: We deserved something

Norwich City manager Neil Adams admitted that his side were disappointing in the first half against Liverpool, but was pleased with how his players responded after the break.

The Canaries conceded two goals inside the first 11 minutes of the Premier League encounter at Carrow Road on Sunday.

However, Norwich staged a comeback in the second half, with goals from Gary Hooper and Robert Snodgrass either side of Raheem Sterling's second of the game for Liverpool.

Adams was frustrated with the way his players performed in the first 45 minutes, but described their second-half display as "outstanding".

Norwich are currently two points above the relegation zone in 17th with three games remaining, but the 48-year-old remained confident of avoiding the drop.

"I thought we deserved something from the game, particularly with the second-half performance," he told Sky Sports.

"The first-half performance wasn't good enough - simple as that. We know we are playing against a top team.

"We have just spoken to the players and we cannot give these types of teams half an inch or else they will punish you.

"That's why they are at the top of the table and that's why they have got top-class players in their side.

"In the second half we showed what we can do and I couldn't have asked for more. We got into the game, dominated possession, we started to create chances, we took a couple of chances and could have scored a couple of more goals.

"It's always going to be like this for these types of teams: if you give them half an inch, then they are going to cut you open and make you pay.

"I wasn't pleased with the first half, but we were outstanding in the second.

"I am hoping that the second-half performance gives them the belief if it wasn't there.

"We have to take that to the last three games and then we will have every chance of picking up points."