Liverpool - Norwich
Possible starting lineups:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Henderson; Salah, Firmino, Origi
Krul; Aarons, Klose, Godfrey, Byram; McLean, Vrancic; Buendia, Stiepermann, Hernandez; Pukki
Liverpool are huge favorites in this match, however I think Norwich could upset the actual European champions. The Canaries are newcomers in the Premier League. Last season they ended as first in the Championship Division. What is important to be mentioned, they were the most efficient side. Norwich have scored 93 league goals. Just for comparison, second-placed Sheffield United scored 78 goals. The best scorer Teemo Pukki, who scored 29 goals last season, stayed in the club and I will lead the attack. Norwich won three of their five friendlies. Some of those wins have raised the players confidence, particularly the victories over Schalke and Toulouse.
Liverpool weren t at desired level during the preparation period. The Reds lost three and won just one of their five friendlies against top-flight European clubs. In addition, they lost on penalties the FA Community Shield against Manchester City last weekend. Mohamed Salah played poor against the Citizens and seems out of form. Sadio Mane played no part in preseason after his late involvement with Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations. He rejoined his teammates just few days ago and I believe he wont be risked here. Liverpool face Chelsea in UEFA Super Cup next Wednesday and Klopp will probably rotate the players. It is expected to start with Divock Origi up front and he is poor.
I think Norwich will not lose with more than one goal here.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 09.08. 21:00h