Venue Carrow Road
Kick-off: 15.00 BST
Referee: Mike Jones. Matches: 2, R0 Y10.
A host of first team players, who were rested against West Brom, are expected to return to the starting eleven including Pepe Reina, Martin Skrtel, Glen Johnson, Jose Enrique, Joe Allen, Steven Gerrard, Raheem Sterling and Luis Suarez. Midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is suspended for the tie while full back Martin Kelly will be out for 6 months after suffering anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture to his right knee during Sunday’s Anfield encounter with Manchester United. However there’s good news for Liverpool after the manager admitting there is good chance for both Daniel Agger and Fabio Borini being fit for the trip to Norwich, tho it is likely they will be on the bench. Nuri Sahin is expected to replace the suspended Shelvey after scoring 2 goals midweek.
Liverpool (Possible, 4-3-3): Reina; Johnson, Skrtel, Coates, Enrique; Allen, Gerrard, Sahin, Sterling, Assaidi,Suárez
Out: Kelly (knee), Lucas (thigh) Cole (hamstring), Shelvey (suspended).
On loan Striker from Tottenham Harry Kane will miss the game against Liverpool and could be out for six weeks after suffering a foot injury in Norwich’s midweek Capital One Cup victory against Doncaster. Sebastien Bassong has an outside chance of playing despite leaving the field against Newcastle United last weekend after only 8 minutes with a hamstring problem. Defender Simon Lappin and full-back Steven Whittaker are also set miss the fixture with Injuries.
Norwich(Possible, 4-4-2): Ruddy; Martin, Barnett, Turner, Garrido; Snodgrass, Howson, Johnson, Surman; Hoolahan; Morison.
Out: Kane (foot), Lappin (ankle), Whittaker (ankle), Ward (ankle).
Predictions – A win for Liverpool. Norwich 0 Liverpool 2