Liverpool will be keen to quickly move on from their Community Shield penalty shootout defeat to Manchester City on Sunday and lay down an early marker for the coming campaign in Friday’s Premier League curtain raiser.
The Reds are unbeaten in their last 10 league meetings with Norwich, winning eight, so they’ll be confident of coming away with all three points.
The Canaries may have come up as champions, but their lack of movements in the transfer window will be a concern to supporters. They did at least draw on their most recent visit to Anfield, holding Liverpool to a 1-1 draw in 2015, but are huge underdogs for this clash.
This should be a routine home win for Liverpool to start the season.
Liverpool- Nathaniel Clyne is ruled out for the home side after sustaining a serious knee injury in pre-season, though he was unlikely to have started anyway. Place bet on Live Matches 24/7 on Naijabet
Sadio Mane has only recently returned to the club following his AFCON duties with Senegal, while James Milner has a minor muscle complaint and will be assessed ahead of Friday’s match.
Norwich- Christoph Zimmermann is ruled out for Norwich, which could see Timm Klose, who is a doubt, start alongside Ben Godfrey in defence.
Ralf Fahrmann is set to get the nod between the sticks, while fellow summer arrivals Sam Byram and Josip Drmic are expected to start from the bench.
Liverpool are undefeated in their last 38 home matches (in Premier League.
Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in their last 9 matches (Premier League).
Liverpool have been winning at both half time and full time in 6 of their last 7 home Premier League matches.
Liverpool have won 6 of their last 7 matches against Norwich in all competitions.
Liverpool have seen over 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches against Norwich in all competitions
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