Norwich vs Liverpool: Premier League preview


iverpool are almost back to full strength for the first time in almost a year as they kick off the new Premier League season at promoted Norwich City.

Virgil van Dijk is back after a long injury hell and Jurgen Klopp will be looking for another title challenge with the likes of champions Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United.

Norwich, meanwhile, return to the top flight after a one-season absence looking to build on a dismal showing last time out. They begin with one of the toughest tests of the season.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Norwich vs Liverpool is scheduled for a 5.30pm BST kick-off on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Carrow Road.

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Where to watch Norwich vs Liverpool

TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.

Norwich vs Liverpool team news

A Covid outbreak in Norwich’s squad has Daniel Farke struggling upon the club’s return o the big time. Teemu Pukki is hoping to be fit but Todd Cantwell is a big doubt.

Chelsea loanee Billy Gilmour should start for his debut, and could be joined off the bench by newest arrivals Josh Sargent and Christos Tzolis.

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Liverpool will be able to welcome back Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez but an injury to Andy Robertson means Kostas Tsimikas should deputise.

It’s a little more complicated in midfield and attack. Naby Keita and Harvey Elliott will likely vie for the third midfield slot alongside James Milner and Fabinho, while it’s a shootout between Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino to play along Mo Salah and Sadio Mane.

Norwich vs Liverpool prediction

Norwich are back after another impressive promotion campaign in the Championship but it remains a tall order for any team to match Liverpool, let alone beat them.

Getting anything out of the Reds will be a bonus for Norwich, they know their real battles will lie elsewhere. I cannot see past a routine Liverpool win at Carrow Road, 3-1.

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Head to head (h2h) history and results

  • Norwich wins: 14
  • Draws: 15
  • Liverpool wins: 37

Betting odds and tips

  • Norwich to win: 17/2
  • Draw: 9/2
  • Liverpool to win: 2/7

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