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Norwich City v Liverpool: Match Preview | EFL Cup

Liverpool face Norwich for a second time this Tuesday, so let's take a look and the match and what to expect from it!

Fresh off the back of a resounding 3-0 victory at home to Crystal Palace last weekend, the Reds turn their attention to Carabao Cup duty where they prepare to face Norwich City at Carrow Road.

The two sides come into the match in contrasting form. Liverpool sit pretty in joint-first in the Premier League, while the hosts still remain searching for their first point of the campaign. They approach this encounter having fell 3-1 at home to fellow promoted side Watford, a potentially damaging defeat.

Jurgen Klopp screams instructions against Norwich

From a Liverpool perspective, all eyes will be on Jurgen Klopp's team selection in terms of how significantly he views the domestic cups this term. Since being appointed in 2015, the German has been notorious for fielding severely weakened sides in both the Carabao and FA Cup competitions.

However with an improved squad now, Klopp now has the luxury of rotation while not vastly hampering the quality of the side. The likes of Ibrahima Konate, Joe Gomez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Curtis Jones and Takumi Minamino are all in desperate search of minutes under the belt- with this the ideal time to be given the chance to do so and prove their worth to the boss.

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The Reds will look to get the balance right in terms of providing squad players the minutes they need, while also ensuring the team fielded has sufficient quality to progress into the last 16.

It's a cup in which imaginably Jurgen Klopp would love to get his hands on- with only this trophy along with the FA Cup are missing to complete the full set at Liverpool. However, this will only be revealed come Tuesday evening when the German's team selection is officially announced.


Harvey Elliott and Roberto Firmino remain sidelined, while Thiago Alcantara will also be absent due to a calf injury sustained versus Crystal Palace. Even when factoring this in, along with the expected wholesale changes, the Reds should still have enough to emerge victorious in this one, and progress into the last-16 stage of the competition.