Liverpool vs. Norwich City: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Ryan DavenportContributor IDecember 4, 2013

The first portion of the 2013-14 Premier League campaign has played out like a dream for Liverpool, as Brendan Rodgers' side have jumped out to a very impressive 7-3-3 start. 

Bolstered by stunning performances by Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, the Reds have looked like legitimate league contenders through their first 13 matches. 

That being said, despite Liverpool's relatively stellar record at Anfield, this club's won just one match out of their last four league contests, so this is a must-win for Steven Gerrard and company. 

Norwich City are no slouch, as the visitors enter this match having won three straight since getting demolished 7-0 by Manchester City

Heading into tonight's match, here's a look at everything you'll need to know in order to catch all the action from Anfield. 

 

When: Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 2:45 p.m. ET; 7:45 p.m. GMT

Where: Anfield, Liverpool

Watch: NBC Sports Network

Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra

Odds (via Sky Bet): Liverpool (1/4), Norwich City (9/1), Draw (5/1)

 

Top Storyline: Can Suarez Compensate for Sturridge's Absence? 

Much of Liverpool's success during the early stages of the season can be credited to the emergence of Sturridge as one of the game's most dangerous strikers. 

As such, his injury has presented the Reds with a great deal of adversity, and as we saw last week during Liverpool's 3-1 loss to Hull City, this team struggles to generate offense without the English national on the pitch. 

That being said, Suarez has returned from his suspension with vengeance, notching nine goals in eight league matches, but he'll have to be at his best this evening in order for Rodgers' men to bounce back. 

Suarez is without a doubt one of the most talented and poised strikers in the game, but the presence (or lack thereof) of Strurridge is clearly more worrisome than the threat of Raheem Sterling for the opposition. 

He's more than skilled enough to make up for the absence of his running mate, but Suarez will find it more difficult to break free, even against an overmatched opponent. 

 

Prediction: Liverpool 1, Norwich City 0 

Norwich City have demonstrated an inability to contain talented offensive attacks, as this club's surrendered an inordinate amount of goals against Premier League heavyweights. 

During Norwich's clashes with Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea, the Canaries have given up a whopping 18 goals, and not surprisingly have lost all four matches in demoralizing fashion. 

But Suarez, after not finding the net last weekend, is due for a goal or two, and that will be more than enough to get Rodgers his eighth triumph of the 2013 season. 

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