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Norwich manager Alex Neil looking for three points at Liverpool on Sunday

Published 18/09/2015 | 15:05

Norwich manager Alex Neil has told his players to show no fear against Liverpool on Sunday
Norwich manager Alex Neil has told his players to show no fear against Liverpool on Sunday

Norwich manager Alex Neil says the Canaries will take confidence from Liverpool's unconvincing home form when they visit Anfield on Sunday.

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Brendan Rodgers' side were thrashed 3-0 at home to West Ham three weeks ago while their 1-0 win over Bournemouth relied on a Christian Benteke goal, which should have been ruled out for offside.

Norwich beat Bournemouth last week to move level with Liverpool on seven points in the table and Neil admits his side have nothing to fear this weekend.

"Going to one of the top six away from home is always going to be tough," Neil said.

"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."

Neil told Norwich City TV: "When you look at the other sides who have gone there and done relatively well - Bournemouth got beaten 1-0 and gave a good account of themselves, and we were better than Bournemouth in our game.

"Liverpool are a good side though, they're well managed and we're going to have to make sure we put in a good performance."

Norwich have certainly not looked out of their depth since arriving in the top flight but they are yet to face a side who finished in the top six last season.

Liverpool will provide a stiffer examination of the Canaries' survival credentials and Neil insists his players will not be backing off against the Reds.

"We can't be gung-ho or silly about how we approach the match but we'll approach it in the fashion that we'll go to win the match," Neil said.

"We've got to go to Anfield believing that we can win. I think that's the biggest bit, the players must go there and believe that they can do that.

"The thing I say to the players is that the worst thing that can happen is that you'll lose the game. Why be scared?

"Go and give it your best shot, and if it's not enough on the day we'll dust ourselves down, get ready and go again."

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