Liverpool’s pre-season hasn’t been ideal preparation for the new campaign. The lack of new signings and some poor results have led to some concerns among supporters. However, the performance against Manchester City in the Community Shield would have eased any fears.
If Mo Salah had had his shooting boots on, the Reds could have won the match without having to go to penalties. As it was, Gini Wijnaldum was the unfortunate player who missed in the shootout.
That minor setback won’t affect the Reds’ preparations to face Norwich City on Friday night. They will be confident of getting the three points against the newly-promoted side, especially at Anfield.
Daniel Farke’s side were the surprise winners of the Championship last campaign, and it will be a surprise once again if they avoid relegation from the top flight this season.
Norwich have not spent anywhere close to what the other two promoted sides, Sheffield United and Aston Villa, have shelled out on new players this summer. The Canaries’ biggest signing was Sam Byram from West Ham for £750,000.
They have signed a new number one goalkeeper, Ralf Fahrmann, on loan from Schalke, while they have also signed Josip Drmic on a free transfer. Farke will be relying on the young team that gained promotion to the Premier League.
The bookmakers can’t see past a home victory with Liverpool 2/13 at Unibet. A draw is 9/1 with Betfair while a surprise away win for Norwich is 22/1 at Coral.
Predicted Score – 3-0 to Liverpool