Liverpool’s procession toward the Premier League title continues with a trip to Norwich City on Saturday.
The Reds are a massive 22 points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table and it’s now just a matter of “when” rather than “if” they’ll finally end their long wait for top-flight glory.
Norwich have a completely different set of concerns right now, stranded at the bottom of the table with just 18 points so far – 55 behind Saturday’s opponents. It’s now or never for Daniel Farke’s men if they’re to stave off relegation back to the Championship.
Read on for our Norwich City vs Liverpool preview, predictions, team news and TV coverage information.
When is Norwich vs Liverpool and where can I watch live?
Date:Saturday, 15 February 2020
Kick-off: 5:30 PM (UK time)
TV coverage (UK):Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Premier League
Live stream: Sky Go is your option if you have a subscription. If not, and if you’re in the UK, try aNow TVpass. Those reading this in the US can check outFubo TV, who have a free trial offer running.
Last five meetings: Norwich vs Liverpool
09 Aug 2019:Liverpool 4-1 Norwich (Premier League)
23 Jan 2016:Norwich 4-5 Liverpool (Premier League)
20 Sep 2015:Liverpool 1-1 Norwich (Premier League)
20 Apr 2014:Norwich 2-3 Liverpool (Premier League)
04 Dec 2013:Liverpool 5-1 Norwich (Premier League)
Aggregate Score:Norwich (LLDLL) 9-18 Liverpool (WWDWW)
Ones to watch
Norwich: Emiliano Buendia
Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Conor Coady (left) and Norwich City’s Emi Buendia battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich.
Emiliano Buendia has been one of the real bright sparks in a tough season for the Canaries, with his creative exploits playing a huge part in keeping Norwich in with a slim chance of staying up.
The Argentine has provided seven Premier League assists so far and if he keeps this sort of form up, big things could be on the horizon, regardless of Norwich’s fate.
Key stat:Only Kevin De Bruyne (88) has created more chances than Buendia (68) in the Premier League this season.
As the end of the season gets closer, the pressure on Liverpool to completed an incredible unbeaten season will grow higher. Sure, Jurgen Klopp may claim that isn’t something he’s thinking about, but it has to be.
That pressure will likely land on Alisson more than any other player, given the intense scrutiny placed on goalkeepers, and just how punishable their mistakes are.
The Brazilian has been unflappable this season but will have to be on his toes against a Norwich side that, for all their struggles, are very positive in the final third.
Key stat:No goalkeeper has kept more clean sheets than Alisson (9) in the Premier League this season.
Buendia only made the bench last time out but should be fit to start against Liverpool. Farke will certainly be hoping for another supreme creative performance from the Argentine playmaker.
Ben Godfrey returns from suspension but Timm Klose is still sidelined.
Predicted XI:Krul; Aarons, Zimmermann, Godfrey, Byram; Tettey, McLean; Buendia, Duda, Cantwell; Pukki.
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Sadio Mane has missed Liverpool’s last two league games but should be fit for a return here, while James Milner and Xherdan Shaqiri are almost nearing the end of their recoveries.
Nathanial Clyne remains sidelined long-term.
We may see Fabinho make his first Premier League start since his serious injury against Napoli last year.
Predicted XI:Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Norwich are hanging on by a thread and will be cursing themselves for not getting a deserved win against Newcastle, given how the teams above them got on last time out. Can they be the surprise team to finally end Liverpool’s winning run? Don’t count on it. Do, however, count on goals, given the high-scoring nature of fixtures between these two.