Norwich v Liverpool – Match Preview

Liverpool arrive at Carrow Road this Saturday desperate for a first Premier League victory under Brendan Rodgers.

The Reds were unfortunate to lose at home to Manchester United last weekend, and will be without Jonjo Shelvey following his controversial red card in that fixture.

Martin Kelly will also be missing, following the news he will be sidelined for six months with a knee injury sustained in the closing stages of Sunday’s defeat.

Although centre-back Daniel Agger has a good chance of being fit for Liverpool despite being carried off on a stretcher last weekend.

The Denmark international sustained bone bruising in the defeat by United but could retain his place in the starting line-up, although forward Fabio Borini (ankle) is rated at 50-50, after he was withdrawn at half time of the same game.

Norwich will be without on loan Tottenham forward Harry Kane, who looks set to miss six weeks after damaging his ankle in the 1-0 win over Doncaster in midweek.

Nuri Sahin is set to make only his second Premier League start for Liverpool since joining on loan from Real Madrid. The Turkish international grabbed both goals as Liverpool recorded their first domestic win of the season at West Brom in the league cup on Wednesday evening.

The corresponding fixture last season saw Luis Suarez steal the show, scoring a sublime hat trick as Liverpool ran out 3-0 winners.

Prediction: Norwich 1-2 Liverpool