Norwich midfielder Alex Tettey says the club are “very happy” that they won’t be facing Liverpool striker Luis Suarez on Sunday.
Now at Barcelona, Suarez was a particular nemesis of the Canaries during his time in the Premier League, scoring a hat-trick of hat-tricks and plundering 12 goals in six meetings between the two sides.
Among the Uruguayan’s strikes was a long-range chip, a 40-yard half-volley and a 25-yard free-kick, with Canaries keeper John Ruddy the victim each time.
Ahead of their clash with the Reds on Saturday, midfielder Tettey has spoken of the club’s relief that Suarez will not be on the opposite side this time around.
“We’re very happy that Luis Suarez is not at Liverpool right now. He always scored three or four goals against us,” the 29-year-old said.
Tettey also discussed Norwich’s early-season form, and although the promoted side sit 9th after winning two and drawing one of their opening five Premier League matches, the Norwegian revealed that the club are somewhat “disappointed” with their start.
“We’re disappointed with only seven points – we’ve played good stuff except from Southampton. We want to push on now.
“It’s been a good start for us. We’d like to have more than seven points but that shows how well we’ve done.”