- Norwich vs Liverpool

Sunday 20 April 2014 | Carrow Road | Kick-off 12:00

Norwich
Norwich
0 - 0
Liverpool
Liverpool

Fixture change notice

This fixture was arranged to be played at Carrow Road on Saturday 19 April 2014 at 15:00. Due to live broadcasting on Sky Sports. it has been moved to a new scheduled date Sunday 20 April 2014 at 12:00.

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Match preview

Norwich City will face their nemesis Luis Suarez when they host Liverpool in a game that has huge implications at both ends of the table.

The Liverpool forward has scored 11 times in just four appearances against Sunday's opponents, including four in the reverse fixture at Anfield in December, which the Reds won 5-1.

If Suarez scores a hat-trick at Carrow Road for the third season in succession, he will break the Barclays Premier League record of 31 goals in a 38-match season, held by Alan Shearer (1995/96) and Cristiano Ronaldo (2007/08).

Liverpool will also be chasing a club-record 11th straight Barclays Premier League win, which would surpass the 10 they achieved in the 2005/06 campaign, but they may have to manage without Suarez’s strike partner Daniel Sturridge, who has a hamstring problem. Jordan Henderson is out, serving the first of a three-match suspension after receiving a straight red card in the 3-2 win over Manchester City last weekend.

Brendan Rodgers' men could come into the match sitting second in the table, with Chelsea hosting Sunderland 24 hours earlier, but Liverpool know their fate lies in their own hands, and 10 points from their remaining four fixtures will mean that they would lift a first league title since 1990.

Despite being so close to glory, Rodgers is urging his players to retain their short-term focus.

"We never look too far ahead and that's the key to managing that expectation," he said. "We have to do the job against Norwich. We've had other games where we've had pressure, we had to stand up and be counted. We do not underestimate them; we know they are a threat."

Rodgers will be wary of a Norwich side fighting for their lives at the wrong end of the table, and his counterpart Neil Adams will hope to hit the ground running in his first home match in charge since the departure of Chris Hughton.

A 1-0 defeat at Fulham last time out leaves Norwich just one place and two points clear of the bottom three. Despite the disappointing result, Adams saw positive signs in defeat, and sees no reason why Norwich cannot bring to an end Liverpool's blistering run of form.

"I saw everything I wanted to see apart from a goal," he told the club's website. "They're the best team in the country at the moment on merit, they're top of the table and it's their title so to speak, it's theirs to lose.

"It's been such a long wait so it brings its own pressure. All runs are due to come to an end sometime and why not at Carrow Road on Sunday?"

Adams also confirmed that long-term absentee Elliott Bennett (knee) remains out, as does Nigeria defender Joseph Yobo (calf).

Norwich City from: Bunn, Nash, Ruddy, Bassong, R Bennett, Garrido, Martin, Olsson, Turner, Whittaker, Gutierrez, Hoolahan, Howson, Fer, Fox, Johnson, Pilkington, Redmond, Snodgrass, Tettey, Becchio, Elmander, Hooper, Van Wolfswinkel.

Liverpool from: Jones, Mignolet, Agger, Cissokho, Flanagan, Johnson, Kelly, Sakho, Skrtel, Toure, Alberto, Allen, Gerrard, Lucas, Aspas, Coutinho, Moses, Sterling, Sturridge, Suarez.

Match Appointments
Referee: Andre Marriner. Assistants: D Bryan, P Kirkup. Fourth Official: M Oliver.

Current form

Last six matches

lost

1 - 0 v Fulham (A) 12 Apr 2014

lost

0 - 1 v West Brom (H) 05 Apr 2014

lost

3 - 0 v Swansea (A) 29 Mar 2014

won

2 - 0 v Sunderland (H) 22 Mar 2014

lost

4 - 2 v Southampton (A) 15 Mar 2014

drawn

1 - 1 v Stoke (H) 08 Mar 2014
Last win/defeat

won

2 - 0 v Sunderland (H) 22 Mar 2014

lost

1 - 0 v Fulham (A) 12 Apr 2014

Current form

Last six matches

won

3 - 2 v Man City (H) 13 Apr 2014

won

1 - 2 v West Ham (A) 06 Apr 2014

won

4 - 0 v Spurs (H) 30 Mar 2014

won

2 - 1 v Sunderland (H) 26 Mar 2014

won

3 - 6 v Cardiff (A) 22 Mar 2014

won

0 - 3 v Man Utd (A) 16 Mar 2014
Last win/defeat

won

3 - 2 v Man City (H) 13 Apr 2014

lost

2 - 1 v Chelsea (A) 29 Dec 2013

Last corresponding meeting

Norwich Liverpool

Sat 29 Sep 2012 | Carrow Road | Attendance: 26,831

Norwich 2 - 5 Liverpool
  • Steve Morison (61)
  • Grant Holt (87)
  • Luis Suarez (2, 38, 57)
  • Nuri Sahin (47)
  • Leon Barnett (68 OG)
  Possession
Norwich 32%
Liverpool 68%
Shots on Goal On Target Off Target
Norwich 4 8
Liverpool 5 4
  Fouls Yellow Cards Red Cards
Norwich 11 1 0
Liverpool 6 0 0
Total 17 1 0
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Fixture change history

Changed from To Reason for change
Sat 19 Apr 2014 15:00 Sun 20 Apr 2014 12:00 Live broadcasting on Sky Sports.

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