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16:00 23rd January 2016

by James Baldwin

A day of mixed emotions for City's new forward

NORWICH City's Steven Naismith says everyone must take responsibility after his side saw a two-goal lead wiped out during Saturday's 5-4 defeat to Liverpool at Carrow Road.

The debutant forward had put the Canaries 2-1 up before half-time with a fine finish, before winning a penalty which Wes Hoolahan duly converted early in the second period to extend the advantage further. 

However, Liverpool turned the game around to ultimately secure victory in the final seconds through Adam Lallana, and afterwards Naismith told Norwich City TV: "We're disappointed to lose the game having been comfortably in front.

"That's the feeling at the moment. I'm sure when we look at the video next week there will be some positives to take with the goals we scored.

"The other point is we weren't good enough at defending as a team, which has cost us. A lot of people will look at the defence but it's the whole way through the side.

"They passed the ball through us too easily at times and that's something we need to improve upon."

Despite the eventual result, Naismith believes there were still a number of promising moments from his first outing in yellow and green.

"We have a lot of quality going forward, which we've shown with our goals," the 29-year-old explained.

"For myself, it was good to get on the scoresheet and be involved in the penalty as well. I signed here looking to play a big part for Norwich so hopefully I can continue to do that.

"We felt we deserved a point, so there's real disappointment when you can't see the game out with two minutes to go. We will go over the video, because there are a lot of positives.

"I don't think today's result will have a massive impact on the confidence of the squad."

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