Norwich City v Liverpool: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to Sunday's fixture at Carrow Road

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Steven Gerrard urged his team-mates not to 'let this slip' in the emotion post-match huddle last weekend. The Reds need to show as much vigour and motivation against the Canaries as they did in the dramatic Manchester City victory. Liverpool have never been closer to ending the 24-year title drought at Merseyside, but facing relegation-threatened Canaries at Carrow Road could prove trickier than expected.

Yet again, Brendan Rodgers' team will travel to Norwich on the back of 10 consecutive league wins and a complete dominance over the last four encounters. Norwich succumbed to a defeat in the direct clash against fellow strugglers Fulham on the weekend and while Cottagers cut closer to safety, the Canaries need to pick points against Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal to remain in the top flight for another season.

KICK-OFF: Sunday, 12pm


Liverpool 5 (Suarez 15′, 29′, 35′, 74′, Sterling) 1 Norwich (Johnson), Premier League, December 2013

Liverpool 5 (Henderson, Suarez, Sturridge, Gerrard, R Bennett 74′ (og) 0 Norwich, Premier League, January 2013

Norwich 2 (Morison, Holt) 5 Liverpool (Suarez 2′, 38′, 57′ Sahin, Barnett (og)), Premier League, September 2012


Luis Suarez's tally of 11 goals against the Canaries include three hat-tricks

Norwich have managed two wins and three draws in their last six at home.

Liverpool need 10 points from their last four games to lift the title.


Norwich to win: 8.5

Liverpool to win: 1.35

Draw: 5.0


Liverpool would go on to clinch the 1986 FA Cup and Norwich could offer no match for Kenny Dalglish's side. The Reds swept away the Canaries on a snowy January afternoon when the Second Division team could hardly get the ball rolling. The whitewash including goals by Kevin MacDonald, Paul Walsh, Steve McMahon, Ronnie Whelan and John Wark delighted the fans, who had to endure the Reds' row of five consecutive defeats.

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