sport

Snodgrass remains defiant

Robert Snodgrass believes Norwich's performance against Liverpool should give them encouragement for their relegation dogfight.

The Canaries suffered their third straight defeat against the Premier League leaders at Carrow Road on Sunday, although Liverpool were clinging on to a 3-2 lead in the final stages.

Norwich trailed 2-0 at the break before improving in the second half, with Gary Hooper reducing the deficit before Raheem Sterling put the visitors 3-1 up.

A Snodgrass header ensured a frantic finale, but it was not enough to prevent Liverpool consolidating their place at the top of the table.

Norwich are one place above the drop zone and face a daunting run-in with trips to Manchester United and Chelsea followed by a home clash against Arsenal.

But Snodgrass saw enough in their second-half display against Liverpool to be confident Norwich can retain their Premier League status.

"If we did not realise before, well we are bang in it now, there are three teams who can catch us," he said.

"It is now who wants it the most, who wants to keep the club in the Premier League.

"We need to look at ourselves and focus on ourselves because other results are not going to get us out of the trouble we are in.

"We will need to give the performance as we did in that second half against Liverpool, nothing less, and hopefully we can stay in the Premier League.

"We have to maximise everything we have in the tank - heart, desire and endeavour all needs to be there, if we have got that, then the chances will come and hopefully we can take them."