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With the Anfield faithful still reeling from Friday’s shock news that Jurgen Klopp will step down as Liverpool boss at the end of the season, they must now refocus as Norwich City are the visitors for this fourth round FA Cup tie on Sunday afternoon.
The Canaries must now be fearing the worst as an already difficult tie will take on a new meaning as the Liverpool fans attempt to give Klopp the perfect send off throughout the second half of this season. David Wagner’s side saw a five-game unbeaten streak come to an end in midweek as they fell 1-0 to Leeds at Elland Road. There is no shame in losing to one of the better Championship sides, but Norwich will certainly have hoped for an easier game as they aim to begin another winning run.
Liverpool meanwhile are riding high, having secured their place in the EFL Cup final in midweek and sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League, five points clear of second-placed Man City. They are still in all four competitions and will genuinely believe they could well win all four, so they will be taking this game extremely seriously.
This should be an excellent game for a bet, so read on for our Liverpool v Norwich bet builder tips.
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Liverpool v Norwich Predicted Lineups
Andy Robertson’s return to provide big boost for Liverpool
After missing several months with a shoulder injury, Andy Robertson looks set for his first start since October, with Joe Gomez dropping to the bench in his place. Young right-back Conor Bradley should retain his spot, and it is likely that both the forward line of Luis Diaz, Darwin Nunez, and Cody Gakpo, and the midfield trio of Curtis Jones, Alexis Mac Allister, and Harvey Elliott should all keep their places from midweek also.
Minor tweaks for Norwich
Cup goalkeeper George Long is likely to come back in for usual number one Angus Gunn, whilst Adam Idah should come back into the side for Josh Sargent up front. Christian Fassnacht and Ashley Barnes are also expected to feature here, with Barnes dropped for the trip to Leeds in midweek. Borja Sainz and Marcelino Nunez are expected to give way for Fassnacht and Barnes, with Gabriel Sara dropping into Nunez’s holding midfield role.
Liverpool v Norwich Team Stats
Liverpool set to make a statement
With the news this weekend, the crowd and players will surely be desperate to send a message with their performance here. Already conceding fewer than a goal per game in the Premier League, Liverpool have kept three clean sheets in their last six games, including their FA Cup third round win away to Arsenal. Backing against both teams to score at 1.95 looks to offer excellent value, especially for those seeking higher odds. The handicap market could also be an option, with four of Liverpool’s five most recent wins coming by at least a two-goal margin, backing them to win with a 1 goal handicap at 1.36 also looks to offer great value.
Shaky defence likely to come unstuck here
With just one clean sheet in their last eight games in all competitions, Norwich look like they could be in real trouble here. They already concede more xG, shots and shots on target than they create on average in Championship, and they are up against one of the most formidable attacking units in world football. With the atmosphere likely to be at a fever pitch thanks to Klopp’s announcement, the goalkeeper saves market could be a very solid option for a Liverpool v Norwich bet builder.
Liverpool vs Norwich Shots and Shots on Target Stats
Impossible to look past Darwin Nunez
With shooting numbers that would make even Erling Haaland blush, few players are as trigger happy as Liverpool’s Uruguayan number nine. Nunez takes 4.55 shots per game, and averages over two shots on target per 90. Backing him to rack up another two shots on target, in a game Liverpool should dominate from start to finish at odds of 1.44 looks a very appealing prospect, as it would not be a surprise to see Nunez hitting six or even seven shots in this one.
Jonathan Rowe offering excellent value for shots
Across his last 10 starts for Norwich, Rowe has failed to shoot only twice, racking up 20 shots in these games for an average of two shots per game. He has had at least one shot on target in seven of these 10, his 12 shots on target working out to an average of 1.2 per game across his last 10. Backing Rowe to have one or two shots at 1.17 or 1.91 respectively look like solid options, whilst backing him for a shot on target at 2.3 could be a nice option for a high odds Liverpool v Norwich bet builder.
Liverpool v Norwich Goals and Assists Stats
Luis Diaz the best value option here
Colombian winger Diaz has been in great form lately, racking up three goal contributions in his last six games, including the goal that ultimately sent them through to the EFL Cup final in midweek as a 1-1 draw was enough to see the Reds through on aggregate. Available at a very tempting 1.62 for a goal or assist, Diaz may not be as frequent a contributor as Darwin Nunez, but Nunez’s price is simply not worth backing at 1.40. With multiple Liverpool goals likely in this one, there is every chance Diaz will either be setting up or finishing one of them.
Gabriel Sara could make for an appealing longshot option
Brazilian midfielder Gabriel Sara may well be playing slightly deeper here, but his eight assists in the Championship already this season showcases his eye for a pass, so being deeper and more involved in the game may actually be beneficial here. Sitting at odds of 4.5 for a goal or an assist, Sara has 13 goal contributions in the Championship, whilst sitting in the top 1% for chances created and top 10% for shot attempts amongst midfielders in leagues of a similar level to the Championship. If Norwich can find a goal today, Sara will surely be involved somewhere, so if you fancy a longshot, this is the best option on the market.
Liverpool Cards and Fouls Stats
Alexis Mac Allister a nice option for winning fouls
Mac Allister’s astronomical foul numbers from earlier in the season seem to have cooled off, with the Argentine now going three straight starts without fouling after committing at least one in every league game to that point. However, he has begun to win plenty of fouls instead, winning a foul in seven of his last eight starts, and winning at least two fouls in five of those eight, including in three of his last four starts. With Norwich likely to be chasing shadows in midfield, there will almost certainly be a few late challenges on Mac Allister who will have the ball at his feet more than most.
Norwich Cards and Fouls Stats
Dimitris Giannoulis has a tough assignment in Cody Gakpo
Sitting at 1.30 to commit a single foul, this looks a fantastic option to add a small odds boost to your Liverpool v Norwich bet builder. Giannoulis has committed a foul in five of his last seven games, and averages 1.36 fouls per game in the Championship. His main assignment will be dealing with the pacy Dutch forward, Cody Gakpo, who draws 2.04 fouls per game, more than any other Liverpool player. Giannoulis is also good at winning fouls, whilst Gakpo commits 1.72 per 90, so if this becomes a running battle, backing either Gakpo to commit 2+ fouls (1.73) or Giannoulis to win 2+ fouls (2.0) could well provide some nice returns.
Fulham vs Liverpool Key Matchups
Jonathan Rowe v Conor Bradley
Kenny McLean v Alexis Mac Allister
Dimitri Giannoulis v Cody Gakpo
Luis Diaz v Jack Stacey
Liverpool vs Norwich Bet Builder Tips and Picks of the Pack
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Liverpool vs Norwich
The Argentine has been fouled in seven of his last eight starts, and in 12 of his 16 league games so far this season
Mac Allister has been fouled at least twice in three of his last four Premier League starts
Nunez has 4.55 shots per game, 2.01 of which are on target
Has taken 13 shots in his last 3 games, including 8 at Newcastle; notching 9 shots on target across these 3 games
4 of Liverpool’s last 5 wins have come by at least a two-goal margin
In their last four meetings, Liverpool have beaten Norwich by at least 2 goals three times
– Liverpool average 6.19 shots on target per game in the Premier League this season
– Norwich’s GK has made 3+ saves in each of their last five games, and made 4+ twice