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Liverpool vs Norwich City Preview, Betting Odds Tips & Free Bets - Liverpool set to make a statement

Liverpool will be out to prove themselves on Friday night as they kickstart the new Premier League season against Norwich City. 
Liverpool will want to go one step further and win the League this season (Getty Images)

Liverpool vs Norwich City Preview, Betting Odds Tips & Free Bets 

After coming so close last season, Liverpool will be back with a vengeance this year as they kick off their Premier League campaign at home to new boys, Norwich.

Last season’s Premier League runners up Liverpool play host to Premier League new boys, Norwich City on Friday, and Klopp’s men will be in an unforgiving mood following a penalties defeat to Manchester City at the weekend.

Liverpool FC Form & Team News

Liverpool come into the game against Norwich following a defeat on penalties to Premier League rivals, Manchester City in the Community Shield final.

Jurgen Klopp’s men will want to make a statement in what will be the first game of the Premier League season and will come straight out of the gates against Norwich.

Klopp has a near fully fit squad to choose from for Friday’s game, with Sadio Mane being the only player with questions surrounding his fitness following his return from the African Cup of Nations.

Liverpool fielded a strong side against Manchester City at Wembley, with Divock Origi filling in for the absent Mane, and they are likely to field a very similar side to that when they come up against Norwich on Friday night.

Norwich FC Form & Team News

After surprising the Championship and winning the league last season, Norwich City will know that they have a tough task ahead of them in the coming 9 months, and things don’t get much trickier than starting your season away at Anfield.

The team have had a bit of a mixed pre-season, with their biggest victory coming away 5-1 at Luton Town, and their biggest defeat coming 1 game later, a 4-1 defeat at home to the Italian side, Atalanta.

Daniel Farke has no injury doubts heading into the game, with a lot of his side set to make their first-ever Premier League appearance.

The Canaries will come into the game full of confidence though, as they have only lost one of their last 20 competitive games. Though, that will probably count for very little against a very strong Liverpool side.

Liverpool vs Norwich City Head to Head 

Liverpool and Norwich have encountered each other plenty of times in the past, and unsurprisingly, it is Liverpool who have dominated the majority of those meetings.

Their last meeting came in 2016 when Liverpool won a 5-4 thriller, and The Reds also won eight of their last 10 encounters, with two of those being a draw.

In fact, you have to go all the way back to April 1994 to find the last time Norwich got the better of Liverpool.

Liverpool vs Norwich City Key Statistics

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  • Liverpool won 17 of their 19 games at Anfield last season, drawing the other two.
  • Liverpool have scored at least 3 goals in 6 of their last 10 home games.
  • Norwich haven’t beaten Liverpool for over 20 years.

Liverpool vs Norwich City Match Up

Norwich vs Liverpool presents the opening weekend with one of its most uneven fixtures in terms of quality, and Daniel Farke’s young side could find themselves on the wrong side of a hammering.

The Canaries will look to striker Teemu Fuki to score some crucial goals for them this season, but he starts his campaign against one of the most formidable defences in the world on Friday night.

Liverpool vs Norwich City Odds and Tips

With Liverpool being such clear favourites to win the game, punters will have to look elsewhere at the handicap and goals markets to find any value bets.

A handicap bet with Liverpool at -2 is at 2.20 with Bet365, and is great value given the club’s current goalscoring form at Anfield. 

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