Liverpool should be well rested and refreshed after opting to honour their winter break rather than an FA Cup replay with Shrewsbury Town. Jurgen Klopp returns from holiday to take charge of his team against a Norwich City side who look doomed for relegation.
Where and when: Carrow Road – 15 February, kick-off 17:30
Where you can see Norwich vs. Liverpool: Sky Sports
Last time: Grant Hanley scored an own goal to set Liverpool on their way to a 4-1 victory at Anfield on the opening day of the season.
Norwich v Liverpool Predictions and Preview
Liverpool continue their astonishing campaign with a trip to the Premier League’s bottom club this weekend. Norwich City are staring at a seven-point gap to 17th-placed Aston Villa, and their return to the top flight looks like being a brief one.
The Canaries have only tasted victory once in their last 11 Premier League fixtures, a 1-0 win at home to Bournemouth. Ben Godfrey was sent off in that game last month, but he’s free to return this weekend.
Daniel Farke has an extremely tough job on his hands, with that win against the Cherries Norwich’s first on home soil since they stunned Manchester City 3-2 back in mid-September. With the form of their visitors in mind, that doesn’t look like changing this weekend.
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Liverpool have been imperious this season, winning 24 of their 25 league games. They look set to smash the magical 100-point barrier with ease, and have a great chance of remaining unbeaten. The Reds also bring a superb record against Norwich into this match.
The Anfield outfit haven’t lost to the Canaries since 1994, winning 11 of the 13 meetings between the clubs since. After scoring 28 goals in their last seven games against Norwich, the travelling Liverpool contingent will be confident of collecting another three points here.
The visitors are heavy favourites to do just that, priced at 3/10 in the latest betting odds. They may have to manage without James Milner and Xherdan Shaqiri, while Sadio Mane has also been struggling with a niggle, but Liverpool have great cover throughout their squad.
It’s not looking good at all for Norwich, both this weekend and for their chances of survival. The Canaries are 19/2 to pick up an unlikely victory against the league leaders, while even the draw would be a major shock at 5/1.
One to watch for Norwich: With 11 Premier League goals to his name this season, Norwich’s hopes of beating the drop lie squarely on Teemu Pukki’s shoulders. He is 8/1 to open the scoring this weekend.
One to watch for Liverpool: Former world player of the year Kaka named Roberto Firmino as the best striker on the planet this week, and the Brazilian is 5/1 to back up that sentiment by breaking the deadlock here.
Long shot: Liverpool’s last visit to Carrow Road saw Adam Lallana score a dramatic 95th-minute winner for the Reds back in January 2016. The final score that day was 5-4 to Liverpool, with a repeat of that result here available at 350/1.