Liverpool FC travel to Carrow Road in the lunch-time kick-off on Saturday, hoping to turn their Premier League fortunes around after failing to win in each of their last three league games

 

For Saturday’s tricky encounter against Norwich City, Jürgen Klopp will have to pick from a Liverpool FC squad that is still missing several big-name players through injury — most notably Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge, who would be the attacking fulcrum of the team if they were on the pitch.

Norwich City are themselves on a poor run of form at the moment, losing their last three games in all competitions, while shipping a total of nine goals and only being able to find the back of the net once in that period. Manager Alex Neil will see the game against the Reds as the perfect opportunity to turn things around and being their ascent up the table and away from the relegation zone.

Team News

Norwich City

Possible starting line-up (4-4-1-1): Rudd; Pinto, Martin (C), Bassong, Brady; Odjidja-Ofoe, Tettey, Howson, Jarvis; Naismith; Mbokani

Liverpool FC

Possible starting line-up (4-3-3): Mignolet; Clyne, Touré, Sakho, Moreno; Henderson (C), Lucas, Can; Milner, Benteke, Firmino

Key Stats

  • Liverpool FC are unbeaten in their last 11 meetings against the Canaries in the Premier League (W9, D2)
  • Norwich City have registered points in each of their last 5 games at Carrow Road (W3 D2)
  • Liverpool FC have scored 22 times in their last 6 top-flight fixtures against Norwich, with Luis Suárez grabbing over half of the goals
  • Norwich City have conceded more goals from crosses than any other team in the Premier League this season (14)
  • Liverpool FC have gone 3 consecutive Premier League games without a win this season — their longest barren run since August

Prediction

Norwich City 1 – 2 Liverpool FC

Liverpool FC have the quality to get the better of Norwich City on Saturday, and Klopp will have made his players aware that they cannot afford any more slip-ups if they are to have the faintest chance of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League next season. Norwich could be boosted by their new January signings, but the Reds should have too much quality for Alex Neil’s side.

Odds (sky Bet)

Norwich City 3/1

Draw 5/2

Liverpool FC 10/11

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