Bottom side Norwich City hosts league leaders Liverpool in one of the most one-sided clash of the season.

The Canaries’ landmark win over Manchester City in September seems an age away, with just two more victories from their next 20 games leaving them seven points – and a considerable goal difference – away from safety.

So the visit of Liverpool, who have over four times as many points, is far from ideal with anything but a routine win for the champions-elect a huge surprise.

Norway is arguably the worst team in the league and so we expect a comfortable away win.

Team news

Norwich City have no new injury concerns and welcome back defender Ben Godfrey from suspension.

Long-term absentee Timm Klose hopes to return before the end of the season as he continues to recover from a serious knee injury.

Midfielder James Milner is set to be available for Liverpool following seven games out with a thigh problem.

Forward Sadio Mane is also in contention following a similar injury but Xherdan Shaqiri remains out.

Match facts


Norwich are winless in 13 top-flight games against Liverpool, losing 11.

Liverpool have won six successive Premier League away meetings, scoring at least twice in each match and 20 goals in total.

This fixture averages four goals per game, the highest of any Premier League fixture to have been played at least 10 times.

Norwich City

Norwich’s win against Bournemouth on 18 January was a first in the league at home since September (D3, L5).

They have sustained 11 defeats in their last 12 Premier League games against the team in first place, only beating Manchester United in November 2012.

The Canaries have lost more than 14 of their opening 25 fixtures of a league campaign for the first time since 1947-48 in the third tier south.

Norwich kept a clean sheet in two of their last three Premier League fixtures, after managing only two in their opening 22 matches.

They are the only club not to have won a Premier League point from a losing position this season.

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Victory in this match would mean Liverpool have the best record after 26 matches in the history of the top five European leagues.

Liverpool are 42 top-flight matches unbeaten, putting them level with Nottingham Forest on the all-time list (1977-78) and just seven matches behind Arsenal’s record of 49 games (2003-04).

The Reds have earned 100 points from the last 102 available to them in the Premier League, winning 33 of their last 34 matches.

Their 73 points from 25 matches this season is a top-flight record.

They have equalled Manchester City’s Premier League record of 20 successive home wins, including all 13 this season.

Their current tally of 73 points would have been enough to finish third in the Premier League last season.

Liverpool have won 15 consecutive Premier League matches versus promoted opposition, by an aggregate score of 40-5 since a 1-1 draw at Newcastle in October 2017.

Only two of Mo Salah’s 14 Premier League goals this season have been scored away from home.