EPL: Liverpool FC vs Norwich City Preview


Brendan Rodgers will be hoping to avoid another defeat, having lost their last two Premier League games (3-1 to Manchester United and 3-0 to West Ham) as they host Norwich City who are looking to win consecutive Premier League games for the first time since May 2013.

Liverpool have only lost three in a row in the Premier League under Brendan Rodgers on one previous occasion (November 2014).

With the arrival of their summer signings, one would expect much from Brendan Rogers squad who in mid week squandered a chance to pick all three points against French side Bordeaux in the Europa League.

Rodgers undoubtedly will be under pressure. However, the odds favour Liverpool going into the clash with the Canaries, as the Reds are on a 10-match unbeaten streak against their visitors in the Premier League, winning nine of the last 10 matches.

No side has scored as many PL goals against Norwich City as Liverpool (39).

Norwich are confident as they visit Anfield, having enjoyed a 3-1 victory at home against Bournemouth in their last PL outing.

The Canaries will once again need the services of their star man Wes Hoolahan, who has been involved in five of Norwich’s eight Premier League goals so far this season (four assists, one goal).

Lucas could make his 200th PL appearance in this match – only three South Americans have made more PL apps (C.Tevez – 202, A.Valencia – 248 and N.Solano – 302).

Team News:

Liverpool FC

Philippe Coutinho is available after serving his suspension. Mamadou Sakho is likely to start in defence after being singled out for praise by Rodgers following the 1-1 Europa League draw.

Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson remain on the sidelines.

Norwich City

Norwich welcome Steven Whittaker back from suspension but are without Andre Wisdom, who is ineligible against his parent club, and injured pair Gary Hooper and Youssouf Mulumbu.


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