Captain Steven Gerrard and England youngsters impress in Liverpool's win at Norwich City
Rising Liverpool and England stars Raheem Sterling and Andre Wisdom played pivotal roles in their side’s 5-2 win over Norwich before captain Steven Gerrard added a goal to his tally for the men from Anfield.
Former England U16, U17 and U19 defender Wisdom made his fist Premier League start, whilst fellow Young Lion Sterling continued to impress since bursting onto the scene under Brendan Rodgers.
The Liverpool manager said: "They are technically very strong. Wisdom has been very impressive, he has played a lot at centre-half but he can really play. He is strong and quick and is hard to beat.
“That was his first Premier League appearance and I am delighted for him.
"They know they are not out there on their own, if we have any success it will come as a team. They all have a role to play in the team and they are all technically nice on the ball.
“Tactically they are learning all the time and they have excellent older players around them to learn from."
Elsewhere, Chelsea inflicted a first Premier League defeat of the season on Arsenal with a 2-1 victory at the Emirates Stadium. Whilst Frank Lampard was left out of Robert Di Matteo's line-up, the Chelsea team, captained by former England skipper John Terry, included Ashley Cole with Ryan Bertrand and Gary Cahill coming off the bench.
Goals from Fernando Torres and Juan Mata sealed victory for the Blues against an Arsenal side in which Kieran Gibbs starred at left-back with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain called into action early from the bench when Abou Diaby picked up an injury.
Theo Walcott also came on in the second half - but neither could help Arsenal escape defeat against their London rivals.
However, there was some good news for the Gunners and England Manager Roy Hodgson, as Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger confirmed Jack Wilshere will make his long-awaited comeback from injury in an Under-21 game at West Brom on Monday - although he also urged caution following the midfielder's lengthy absence.
"Jack and Emmanuel Frimpong will play on Monday," said Wenger.
"They both need to play a few games, especially when you consider Jack has not played for 14 months and the worst thing would be to settle on a particular game for them to come back fully. They both have good basic fitness but we will be cautious with them. The final part of the comeback is to regain your competitive level, and that can take time."
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