Date: Saturday 19th, February 2022
Time: 4:00 pm
Referee: Mike Dean (England)
Prediction: Liverpool 3-0 Norwich City
Liverpool Team News
Liverpool will be without Diogo Jota for this match after the Portugal international was taken off at halftime of the Champions League win over Inter Milan with a swollen ankle.
Jota’s injury is reportedly more serious than first feared, which could mean that he is doubtful for the EFL Cup final on February 27.
Klopp is in the rare position of having no other injury concerns, but with a midweek match against Leeds United to come before the EFL Cup final next week, he could make changes to his starting XI.
Luis Diaz will be hoping to come into the side following a bright start to his Liverpool career, while Firmino, Jordan Henderson and Joel Matip are among the other players who will be pushing for a recall.
Firmino has had a direct hand in five goals from his last four appearances against Norwich, while Salah can boast an even better record than that with five-goal contributions in his last three against them.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Diaz
Norwich City Team News
Norwich has been rocked by the news that Adam Idah will miss the remainder of the season as he needs surgery on his knee injury.
There could be better news elsewhere, though, with Mathias Normann closing in on a return and Ozan Kabak having recovered from illness ahead of a possible return to Anfield.
Tim Krul and Jacob Sorensen are thought to still be a week or so away from fitness, while Lukas Rupp is now back in rehab and Saturday’s match is also likely to come too soon for Andrew Omobamidele.
Norwich City possible starting lineup:
Gunn; Aarons, Hanley, Gibson, Williams; Gilmour, Lees-Melou, McLean; Sargent, Pukki, Rashica