Premier League Preview: Norwich City vs. Liverpool

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  • Norwich winless in 11 vs. Liverpool (1994)
  • Canaries 2D-9L in that stretch
  • Reds lead all-time 33W-14D-14L

Two sides struggling for different reasons meet Saturday morning at Carrow Road, as Norwich City and Liverpool kick off the Premier League weekend (Watch live at 7:45 a.m. ET, on NBCSN and online via Live Extra).

Liverpool is winless in three matches, though the opponents have been a handful. The Reds lost against West Ham and Manchester United, while drawing Arsenal. Norwich has dropped back-to-back road matches, at Stoke City and Bournemouth.

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Norwich is now just a pair of points clear of the relegation zone, while Liverpool sits ninth, six points back of the Top Five.

Adam Lallana may not be able to go for Liverpool, while Daniel Sturridge remains another 10 days away.

What they’re saying

Norwich City’s Steven Naismith on making the move: “Where I was in my career, the age I am and the way the first half of the season has gone for me, I had to think a lot about the future. … Norwich have displayed class in the way they’ve done their business all the way through, and they’ve been very persistent.  They’ve been fantastic in the sense of showing how much they wanted me, and I’m delighted to be here.”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on scoring more goals“I’ve always said the creating of chances is the mother of goals. We have to create chances then the more often we are in the situation, the more often we have to take the right decision. That’s what we didn’t do often enough, that’s for sure. But that’s a little bit how it always is in football.”

Prediction

Norwich has defended Carrow Road extremely well of late, with wins over Saints, Villa and Swansea coupled with draws against Everton and Arsenal. The Reds are losers of three of four on the road. So, of course, we’re betting that Klopp’s side breaks out to defy recent history with a 3-1 win over Alex Neil‘s Canaries.