Liverpool will be hosting Norwich City on Thursday. The fixture will take place at 1:45 am IST on 3rd March at Anfield. Liverpool beat Cardiff City 3-1 in the 4th round to meet Norwich City in the 5th round. The Canaries defeated Wolves 1-0 in their 4th round to meet Liverpool in the 5th round. They will now fight for a place in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
Liverpool are the team in form in Europe as they recently won the Carabao Cup against Chelsea. People can’t remember when did they lose a match. They have not lost a match in their last 11 games and have kept on scoring and kept a lot of clean sheets. They look unfazed by what other teams are throwing at the team and look forward to extending their winning streak.
Liverpool Form in all competitions: W W W W W
Norwich City are not enjoying good form and will not have good momentum going against Liverpool. However, since they have already defeated Wolves in the 4th round, they must be confident enough to give Liverpool a tough fight. Norwich does not have a good record against the big clubs and they would want to change this record.
Norwich City Form in all competitions: W D L L L
Liverpool vs Norwich City: The Reds team news
Thiago was brought to tears after he suffered a knock while warming up for the EFL Cup final against Chelsea. Since the match went to extra-time, Jurgen Klopp might make a few changes to his lineup to freshen things up. Moreover, Diogo Jota also made an appearance in the EFL Cup final as he recovered just in time.
Roberto Firmino still remains sidelined as he has still not recovered from his muscular problem. Kelleher is certain to start against Norwich City. Moreover, Kostas Tsimikas, Divock Origi, Harvey Elliot, and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain might also be the starters while facing Norwich City.
Liverpool possible starting lineup
Caoimhin Kelleher; Conor Bradley, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil Van Dijk, Kostas Tsimikas; Harvey Elliott, James Milner, Curtis Jones; Diogo Jota, Divock Origi, Takumi Minamino
Norwich City vs Liverpool: The Canaries team news
Grant Hanley received a yellow card in the 3rd and 4th rounds of the FA Cup. Therefore, he will be facing a one-match suspension against Liverpool. Christoph Zimmerman will be taking Hanley’s place against the Reds. Adam Idah and Andrew Omobamidele are still sidelined and will not again feature for Norwich City.
However, Jakob Sorenson has a good chance of returning to action after his knee injury. Although Dean Smith and his side suffered a 2-0 defeat against Southampton, the coach is likely to feature the same side. Nevertheless, Pierre Lees-Melou could start against Liverpool to freshen the Norwich midfield.
Norwich City possible starting lineup
Angus Gunn; Max Aarons, Christoph Zimmermann, Ben Gibson, Dimitris Giannoulis; Kenny McLean, Mathias Normann, Pierre Lees-Melou; Joshua Sargent, Teemu Pukki, Milot Rashica
Liverpool 2-0 Norwich City
Liverpool will play many youngsters and 2nd team players. This could lead to Norwich thinking that they could upset Liverpool. However, the Reds are in top form and it will take a lot of courage and quality from Norwich to beat this Liverpool side. The Reds could dominate the Canaries to secure a place in the quarter-finals.
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