Sorry Liverpool have it all to do against Norwich
Published 23/01/2016 | 12:06
Debut boy Steven Naismith has put Norwich a goal ahead of Liverpool after a first half in which the home side dominated against Liverpool.
Naismith latched on to a clever ball from Ireland star Wes Hoolahan to fire into the far bottom corner to give the home side a 2-1 half-time lead.
Roberto Firmino put Liverpool ahead in the 19th minute but Dieumerci Mbokami levelled matters 10 minutes later with a clever backheel finish
New Norwich City signings Ivo Pinto and Steven Naismith are handed starts by manager Alex Neil for the visit of Liverpool this afternoon.
26-year-old Pinto joined the Canneries from Dynamo Zagreb earlier this week while Naismith, an £8.5m capture from Everton, signed this week.
Former Wolfsburg defender Timm Klose is on the bench for the hosts.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, meanwhile gives Jordon Ibe a rare chance in the starting line-up while Christian Benteke remains a substitute as the German prefers Roberto Firmino. Adam Lallana is on the bench alongside Jon Flanagan, who made his return from injury in midweek.
Norwich City: Rudd; Pinto, Martin, Bassong, Brady; Redmond, Dorrans, Howson, Hoolahan; Naismith; Mbokani.
Subs: Ruddy, Jerome, Jarvis, Klose, Mulumbu, Olsson, Odjidja.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Toure, Sakho, Moreno, Lucas, Henderson, Can, Milner, Ibe, Firmino.
Subs: Ward, Caulker, Flanagan, Allen, Teixeira, Lallana, Benteke.