Norwich v Liverpool Odds : Can Liverpool stun the Canaries at Carrow Road?

Liverpool will be out to climb to the lofty heights of 7th when they travel to Norfolk to take on Norwich in the Premier League’s lunch time game on Saturday.

A young looking Reds side restored confidence to the camp midweek as they beat Exeter 3-0 at Anfield in their third round FA Cup replay.

Of those that featured only four, Simon Mignolet, Joe Allen, Jordan Ibe and Christian Benteke will be in contention on Saturday.

Belgian stopper Mignolet will continue in goal while Ibe could start after a starring role midweek. Benteke and Allen are likely to be on the bench with Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana joining Emre Can, Lucas, Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Nathaniel Clyne, Alberto Moreno, Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure in returning to the starting XI.

Steven Caulker could start ahead of Toure or Sakho after an assured display for the U21 sided in their 1-0 win over Leeds, while manager Jurgen Klopp will be once again be without attacking quartet Philippe Coutinho (hamstring), Daniel Sturridge (hamstring), Divock Origi (knee) and Danny Ings (knee).

Defenders Dejan Lovren (hamstring) and Martin Skrtel (hamstring) are also unavailable while for Norwich Gary O’Neill is suspended and Steven Naismith is in line for his debut after joining from Everton.

There was a time when the prospect of Liverpool coming to Carrow Road would have sent Canaries fans into a flap. However the free-scoring Reds side of 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 is a distance memory.

During that 24 month spell, Liverpool hit Norwich for five goals on three occasions with their final clash of that period seeing three goals.

A sign of the shortened gulf in class that now exists was evidenced in September when Norwich grabbed a point in a 1-1 draw. The Canaries have lost their last two league games however conceding 3 to both Stoke and Bournemouth.

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.