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Daniel Sturridge back in Liverpool starting line-up for Norwich match

Daniel Sturridge back in Liverpool starting line-up for Norwich match
By Eurosport

20/09/2015 at 15:10Updated 20/09/2015 at 15:18

Daniel Sturridge makes his first Premier League start for Liverpool since March.

The England striker has been missing since April after undergoing a hip operation in the USA. He partners Christian Benteke for the first time.

Mamadou Sakho, who signed a new contract on Friday, returns to the starting eleven in place of Dejan Lovren while Alberto Moreno comes in for Joe Gomez.

Norwich make two changes from the 3-0 win over Bournemouth with Steven Whitaker replacing the ineligible Andre Wisdom and Graham Dorrans replacing Wes Hoolahan.

TEAM NEWS

LIVERPOOL: Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Sakho, Moreno, Lucas, Can, Milner, Coutinho, Benteke, Sturridge

Subs: Bogdan, Lovren, Firmino, Gomez, Lallana, Ings, Ibe

NORWICH: Ruddy, Whittaker, Martin, Bassong, Brady, Redmond, Dorrans, Tettey, Jarvis; Howson, Jerome

Subs: Rudd, Grabban, Mbokani, Hoolahan, Olsson, R Bennett, O'Neil

MANAGER QUOTES

Brendan Rodgers: "Norwich will be difficult for us, Alex has done great since he’s gone in there, got them promoted, and that momentum has carried on well. They’re a good side, managed really well, and we understand and respect it will be a real difficult game for us. But it’s really up to us to impose ourselves on the game with our quality and our intensity. That will be key for us over the next four games.”

Alex Neil: "Going to one of the top six away from home is always going to be tough. But as some of the other teams have shown this season it's more than achievable to go there and give a good account of yourself and hopefully get something from the game."

MATCH BUZZ

MATCH FACTS

Liverpool are on a 10 match unbeaten streak against the Canaries in the Premier League, winning nine of the last 10 matches.

The last four Premier League meetings between these two sides have seen five goals or more scored.

No side has scored as many Premier League goals against Norwich City as Liverpool (39).

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).

Wes Hoolahan has been involved in five of Norwich’s eight Premier League goals so far this season (four assists, one goal).

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.

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).

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.

CAN I WATCH IT ON TV?

Unfortunately this match is not being televised in the UK.

ARE TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE?

BETTING ODDS

Liverpool - 4/6

Norwich - 5/1

Draw - 41/13

PREDICTED LINE-UPS

Liverpool:

Predicted Liverpool XI to face Norwich

Norwich City:

Predicted Norwich XI to face Liverpool
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