Date: 20th September 2015 at 10:55am
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Liverpool welcome Norwich to Anfield looking to bounce back from successive league defeats.

After a decent start, the Reds were beaten 3-0 at home by West Ham, before falling 3-1 to rivals Manchester United last weekend.

Serious questions are being asked of Brendan Rodgers as his side don’t look to be making much progress from their performances last season.

They picked up a decent European point in a 1-1 draw away at Bordeaux on Thursday, but the Northern Irish boss knows it’s league performances that he’ll ultimately be judged on.

Liverpool will be happy to see the Canaries having beaten them in nine of their last 10 meetings. But Luis Suarez, who scored 12 goals in six matches against Norwich, has left since the last time these two sides met.

12th September 2015 - Barclays Premier League - Manchester United v Liverpool - Anthony Martial of Man Utd scores their 3rd goal - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Christian Benteke has two goals this term but needs better service to really get firing, meaning a lot falls on the shoulders of Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian returns from suspension and will look to add some spark to Rodgers’ midfield.

Captain Jordan Henderson and defender Kolo Toure are doubtful while Joe Allen and Daniel Sturridge will probably need another week before they return. Jon Flanagan is a long-term casualty.

Norwich have the opposite problem to Liverpool. They already have eight goals in the league this term but are yet to keep a clean sheet in their five matches so far.

However, with two wins and a draw, the boys in yellow will be content with the way they have started and will in particular be delighted with the performances of Wes Hoolahan.

The 33-year-old just keeps getting better and better and has four assists and a goal from his five appearances so far. Matt Jarvis will want to gain similar stats to the Irishman and made a promising debut with his first goal in over a year in the win against Bournemouth.

Steven Whittaker returns from suspension to shore up the defence and will likely replace Andre Wisdom, who is ineligible to face his parent club.

Gary Hooper and Youssuf Mulumbu will sit this one out with injuries but Alex Neil will feel he has enough already in his team to challenge for at least a point.

Five or more goals have been scored in the last four meetings between the clubs.

League Position: Liverpool – 14th, 7pts; Norwich – 12th, 7pts
Last Meeting: Norwich 2-3 Liverpool, April 2014
Form: Liverpool – WWDLL; Norwich – LWDLW
Key Men: Liverpool – Philippe Coutinho; Norwich – Wes Hoolahan

01 March 2015 - Sky Bet Championship - Norwich City v Ipswich Town - Wes Hoolahan of Norwich. Photo: Ryan Smyth/Offside

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