Liverpool will be looking to continue their relentless march towards the Premier League title when they take on Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday evening.
The Reds have been enjoying a well-earned warm weather break following their resounding 4-0 victory over Southampton at the start of the month but they’ll get back to action with a trip to East Anglia this weekend.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have been virtually faultless this season as the win over Southampton made it 24 victories from 25 games with only Manchester United managing to hold Liverpool to a draw throughout the entire campaign.
With second-placed Manchester City not playing this weekend, Liverpool can move an incredible 25 points clear of their nearest rivals with a win over Norwich and take another step closer towards securing the title.
The Canaries should be no match for the Merseysiders as Norwich are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table – seven points from safety – so they seem destined to head back to the Championship next season.
Liverpool will assess Sadio Mane after he returned to training during the winter break having recovered from a thigh injury that’s hampered him in recent weeks. However, Klopp is unlikely to risk the attacker from the start with their Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid coming up next week.
James Milner could return to the squad after recovering from a hamstring injury while Xherdan Shaqiri is close to full fitness after resuming training following a calf problem.
Norwich have no fresh injury concerns to worry about but boss Daniel Farke will continue to be without Timm Klose due to a knee injury. Ben Godfrey will be back in contention after serving his suspension.
Betting odds & prediction
Liverpool are the heavy 3/10 odds-on favourites to win the game with the bookmakers and it’s easy to see why. The draw is available at 5/1 while you can back Norwich at 9/1 but that would be like throwing money down the drain. You’d be better off gambling on this slot featuring the Eye of Horus than backing Norwich to beat Liverpool this weekend.
The Reds are in formidable form and it’s difficult to see a struggling Norwich side who sit six points clear at the bottom of the table being the team to beat the champions-elect for the first time since January 2019. An away win is inevitable but there’s no value in betting on Liverpool at 3/10 so we’ll have to get creative.
Liverpool -2 handicap at 23/10 looks a good bet and our predicted score of 3-0 is available at odds of 8/1. If we add Roberto Firmino as the first goalscorer in a 3-0 Liverpool win we get excellent odds of 37/1.