Daniel Sturridge makes his Liverpool return as the Reds are looking for their first win in a month as they host Norwich City at Anfield live on USA Network at 11:00 a.m. ET and live online at NBC Sports Live Extra.
The England international has not appeared since April 4 due to a host of injury problems but finally makes his way back into the starting lineup straight away after returning to fitness. He’ll start alongside Christian Benteke, supported by Coutinho and James Milner. The Reds have not won in any competition since August 17, the second of two wins to start the league season for Liverpool.
Unfortunately for Liverpool, what goes up must come down, and going down is Jordan Henderson who will miss 6-8 weeks with a broken foot. That forces Brendan Rodgers to move Emre Can back into midfield alongside Lucas.
Norwich pair Gary Hooper and Youssouf Mulumbu remain injured and unavailable, but otherwise the squad is healthy. Andre Wisdom, on loan from Liverpool, is not an option today against his parent club, but Steven Whittaker returns to the starting lineup from his one-match suspension after a pair of yellows in the 3-0 loss to Southampton before the international break.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Sakho, Moreno, Lucas, Can, Milner, Coutinho, Benteke, Sturridge
Subs: Bogdan, Lovren, Firmino, Gomez, Lallana, Ings, Ibe
Norwich City: Ruddy; Whittaker, Martin, Bassong, Brady; Redmond, Dorrans, Tettey, Jarvis; Howson; Jerome.
Subs: Rudd, Grabban, Mbokani, Hoolahan, Olsson, R Bennett, O’Neil.