Liverpool vs Norwich – Team News, Match Preview & Likely Line-Ups

Venue: Anfield Date: Saturday, 19th January K/o: 15:00 GMT Team News New Liverpool signing Daniel Sturridge will be hoping for his first Premier…

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  • Venue: Anfield
  • Date: Saturday, 19th January
  • K/o: 15:00 GMT

Team News

New Liverpool signing Daniel Sturridge will be hoping for his first Premier League start after impressing with two goals in as many games since his £12 million transfer from Chelsea.

Jose Enrique is still out with a hamstring problem so Glen Johnson will continue at left-back. Forward Fabio Borini will be looking to continue his return to match fitness after coming off the bench last week against Manchester United.

Norwich have no new injury complaints.

Midfielder Jonny Howson returns from illness, whilst Andrew Surman is also back.

Grant Holt has fully recovered from the hamstring injury which limited him to a substitute appearance against Newcastle last weekend.

Match Preview

The spotlight will well and truly be shining on Luis Suarez this afternoon, and not because he is on the cusp of his twentieth goal of the season. His manager Brendan Rodgers made it very clear two days ago that the Uruguayan’s apparent diving this season has been “unacceptable” after the striker admitted he “fell” to win a penalty against Stoke recently.

But there’s no doubting his quality in front of goal – he has scored two consecutive hat-tricks against today’s opponents and he also has more support going forward now, too, as Daniel Sturridge is impressing recently having scored twice in his last two games. The return of Borini also provided Rodgers’ men with a lot more potency in front of goal.

Norwich however will be looking to upset the apple cart. They have not beaten Liverpool in the last seven meetings between the two clubs. The Canaries’ last victory was 1-0 at Anfield way back in April 1994.

Likely Line-Ups

Liverpool

Reina, Jonson, Agger, Skrtel, Wisdom, Sterling, Gerrard, Allen, Downing, Sturridge, Suarez

Norwich

Bunn, Bassong, Garrido, Martin, Turner, Snodgrass, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Surman, Howson, Holt

Source: BBC