Date: 22nd January 2016 at 6:29pm
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Liverpool make the long journey to East Anglia for the early kick-off in what is their third game in six days, with hosts Norwich looking to capitalise on any fatigue in the visiting side to claim their first win against the Reds since 1994.

The Canaries have lost their last two league matches, and a third defeat on the spin could see them end the weekend in the drop zone if other results go against them.

In what could be seen as a bad omen for Alex Neil’s side, they have exactly the same record as they did after 22 games the last time they were in the Premier League in 2013/14; a season which ended in relegation.

Neil has entered the transfer market this week to sign Everton forward Steven Naismith, but it is at the back where they are really struggling; only Sunderland and Newcastle have conceded more goals than Norwich’s 38.

Liverpool overcame Exeter at the second attempt in midweek with a routine 3-0 victory, and Jurgen Klopp is likely to shuffle his pack again at Carrow Road to keep the squad fresh throughout this hectic spell of matches.

The Reds have been wasteful in front of goal on their travels of late; they have found the net just once in their last four away games, losing three of those.

Christian Benteke failed to make an impression against Exeter as the £32.5 million man continues to find his feet under Klopp.

Interestingly, the German’s tally of 19 points from his first 15 games in charge is identical to the record that the man he replaced in the hotseat, Brendan Rodgers, managed from his opening spell.

Team News

Norwich could hand a debut to Naismith after the Scotland international’s signing this week, while fellow new-boys Ivo Pinto and Timm Klose could also be involved, but Gary O’Neil is suspended following his sending off in the defeat at Stoke.

Jon Flanagan received a huge ovation as he made his return from injury in midweek and the full-back is in contention for this weekend, but Adam Lallana, Divock Origi, Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho and Martin Skrtel are all set to miss out.

League Position: Norwich – 16th (23 pts); Liverpool – 9th (31 pts)
Last Meeting: Liverpool 1-1 Norwich (September 20, 2015)
Form:
Norwich – WLWWLL; Liverpool – LWWLDL
Key Players: Norwich – Steven Naismith; Liverpool – Roberto Firmino
Shoot Says: Norwich 1-2 Liverpool

 
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