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

Stuart Newman@@StuNewmanSportFeatured ColumnistApril 20, 2014

Liverpool's Martin Skrtel left, celebrates with his team-mates after he scores the second goal of the game for his side during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester City at Anfield in Liverpool, England, Sunday April. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Clint Hughes)
Clint Hughes

Mission one of four on Liverpool’s title quest sees the Reds take to Carrow Road, knowing that a win over Norwich will see them edge closer to Premier League glory as the season approaches its climax.

With Chelsea and Manchester City nipping at Liverpool’s heels at the top of the Premier League, one slip could see the championship snatched from their grasp.

Brendan Rodgers’ side will need to produce yet another fine performance if they’re to dispose of Norwich, who have a mission of their own to worry about as they attempt to fend off relegation.


Venue: Carrow Road

Date: Sunday, April 20

Time: noon BST/7 a.m. ET

TV Info: Sky Sports 1/beIN Sports 9

Live Stream: Sky Go/beIN Sports Play


All or Nothing for Canaries

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 12:  Despair for Nathan Redmond of Norwich City after defeat in the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Norwich City at Craven Cottage on April 12, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
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Norwich’s hopes of staying in the Premier League took a serious dent last weekend, as fellow strugglers Fulham scraped a 1-0 win over the Canaries at Craven Cottage.

That loss leaves Norwich just two points above Fulham with the threat of the drop looming large, as the Premier League table shows:

With matches against Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal to come following Sunday’s clash, points are going to be very hard to come by for the lowly Canaries.

Neil Adams will take charge of his first home match as manager following the dismissal of Chris Hughton, trying desperately to reverse the fortunes of the Norfolk club.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 12: Norwich care taker manager Neil Adams looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Norwich City at Craven Cottage on April 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)
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According to Norwich defender Michael Turner, Adams has already made a big impact since taking to the hot seat, and he has the backing of the squad to lead the club away from danger, per BBC Sport:

He's told us we can believe in ourselves a little bit more. He's told us we are good a team and good players and we really shouldn't be in this position. He's put across some good points that the lads have bought in to. I think with another week behind us we can improve still and take it into the next game.

While Adams may have made improvements during his time as manager, the club will need a monumental step up if they’re to find a way past the league leaders.

Per, Liverpool have won all but one of their last nine Premier League matches against the Canaries and haven’t lost to them since April 1994.

In the sides’ last four matchups, Liverpool have scored 18 goals, with mercurial talent Luis Suarez the main reason behind such a statistic.


Suarez Back at Happy Hunting Ground

NORWICH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29:   Luis Suarez of Liverpool rounds Michael Turner of Norwich City to setup a goal for team-mate Nuri Sahin during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on September 29, 2012 in
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Norwich fans must dread the prospect of seeing Suarez’s name on the opposition teamsheet, with the Uruguayan scoring 11 goals against them in just five appearances.

LFC India revealed the extent of Suarez’s brilliance against Norwich via’s graphic:

The 27-year-old has played at Carrow Road just twice in his ever-blossoming career, and he’s scored two hat-tricks there, featuring some incredible goals.

Suarez has scored 29 goals this season, but has now gone two games without finding the net. The perfect time, then, for the Uruguayan to be unleashed upon Norwich’s shaky back line.

However, manager Rodgers revealed Suarez could be without his partner in crime Daniel Sturridge on Sunday, as the England star is suffering with a hamstring strain—reported by BBC Sport:

"He may be a risk for the weekend. It is not too serious and isn't going to keep him out for too many weeks," Rodgers said.

While Liverpool still have a fully-fit Suarez, though, they’ll never be short of goals, and it’ll take some defensive performance from Norwich to keep him at bay on Sunday.

There’ll be immense pressure on Liverpool’s shoulders throughout the run-in, and with Norwich having to adopt an all-or-nothing approach it could be a tight, dogged affair at Carrow Road.

However, the way that Liverpool have conducted themselves all season tells you that they have what it takes to brush the Canaries aside and continue to march toward a historic title.


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