Liverpool v Norwich City team news & stats

Date published: Friday 18th September 2015 12:36

Mamadou Sakho: Could keep his place in defence for Liverpool

Mamadou Sakho: Could keep his place in defence for Liverpool

Liverpool have won nine of their last 10 Premier League games against Norwich going into Sunday’s latest encounter at Anfield.

Team news

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is able to call on Philippe Coutinho again after suspension and may be tempted to stick with Mamadou Sakho in defence after singling him out for praise following the 1-1 Europa League draw with Bordeaux on Thursday night.

Several of the Reds’ youngsters also staked claims to keep their places with impressive performances in France to add to the competition, but Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson remain on the sidelines.

Norwich welcome Steven Whittaker back from suspension but are without Andre Wisdom, who is ineligible against his parent club, and injured pair Gary Hooper and Youssouf Mulumbu.

Kick-off at Anfield on Sunday is at 4pm.

Opta stats

  • Liverpool are on a 10-match unbeaten streak against Norwich in the Premier League, winning nine of the last 10 matches.
  • No side has scored as many Premier League goals against Norwich City as Liverpool (39).
  • The last four Premier League meetings between these two sides have seen five goals or more scored.
  • In the 11 Premier League matches that the Reds have been leading against Norwich, they have only failed to win on one occasion (W10 D1).
  • Liverpool have lost their last two Premier League games – they have only lost three in a row in the PL under Brendan Rodgers on one previous occasion (November 2014).
  • Norwich City are looking to win consecutive Premier League games for the first time since May 2013.
  • Lucas could make his 200th Premier League appearance in this match – only three South Americans have made more PL apps (C.Tevez – 202, A.Valencia – 248 and N.Solano – 302).
  • James Milner has run 62 kilometres in the Premier League so far this season; further than any other player.
  • Norwich have run 514kms overall so far in 2015-16, less than any other Premier League side.
  • Wes Hoolahan has been involved in five of Norwich’s eight Premier League goals so far this season (four assists, one goal).

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