Lambert not critical of Norwich

Canaries boss looks at bigger picture after Liverpool defeat

Paul Lambert: Hopeful his Norwich side can get over line

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Manager Paul Lambert preferred to look at the bigger picture after watching his Norwich side suffer consecutive defeats at Carrow Road.

But for a rally at the start of the second half, the Canaries rarely threatened the visitors' goal and were easily beaten 3-0 by a Liverpool side led by in-form striker Luis Suarez.

City were architects of their own downfall for the opening two goals, paying for some sloppy defending.

And following their 6-1 thrashing by Manchester City a fortnight ago, Lambert admitted it was always going to be difficult to maintain their early season form, especially after overseeing successive promotions up from League One.

Tough season

He said: "Things like that can happen, especially when you are up against that type of opposition, you have to be right on the button or you will get beat.

"I am always disappointed when we lose, but try not to get too down, or too high when we win.

"A lot of the lads have put the club where they are, so I cannot be too critical.

"You just pick yourself up and go again."

Lambert added: "It has been a real hard season and we have had to be right on our game to get any points whatsoever.

"We are sitting in a really good position, and the objective was to stay in this league.

"Everybody had us being relegated, so we have surpassed anything which we have achieved here in the last three years.

"Hopefully now we can get over that line."