Coutinho and Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers will depend on the trickery of Philippe Coutinho to help Liverpool defeat Norwich City.Reuters

After having suffered back-to-back losses against West Ham and Manchester United in the English Premier League, the Reds will eye three points when they face Norwich City at Anfield on Sunday.

Liverpool started the season decently with two wins from their first three matches, but their form, which has seen them dip to 14th place in the standings table, of late has been disappointing. At present, Norwich are above the Reds' in 12th position. Both the teams have accumulated seven points so far in the league. A victory at Anfield for either side can help them climb as high as sixth place in the standings table.

With some erratic performance, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is under severe pressure to deliver as some sections of Liverpool supporters are even calling for his removal. Brendan Rodgers, who signed a number of players during the summer, has not been able to get the best out of his new recruits such as Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino, among others.

However, Liverpool must be upbeat with Daniel Sturridge who underwent a hip surgery in May, fit and raring to go as he can play an important role in solving the goal scoring woes for the Reds. Liverpool have only scored three goals in the competition so far. Sturridge, who might not straight away walk into the starting 11, should come into the game during the second half.

"He [Sturridge] has been really positive in terms of the training, in terms of his work off the field," ESPN quoted Rodgers as saying. "He's come back with a real hunger to succeed, which is great. He looked really powerful and fast, and his quality is there to see. Some of the staff who have come in had heard me talk about him, and they've seen from his very first session that we're talking about a different level of player. And when you have that standard of a player available, it can lift you to a new dimension."

Apart from Sturridge's come back, Philippe Coutinho, who missed the last game against Manchester United due to red card suspension, is set for a comeback in his favourite number 10 position. Still, they are going to be without their skipper Jordan Henderson, who has broken a bone in his foot. In Henderson's absence, James Milner will once again lead the side at Anfield.

Norwich City, on the other hand, are also going to miss the services of Gary Hooper and Youssouf Mulumbu due to injuries. Norwich, who have conceded more than three goals against Crystal Palace and Southampton, are aware of the huge task at Anfield. Despite Liverpool's form, the Reds are one of the strongest sides at home.

If the Norwich City defenders fail to stop the Liverpool offensive players such as Coutinho and Benteke, they might be in for a long evening at Anfield.

However, Norwich have some quality players up front, such as Jerome, who can take advantage of any error from the Liverpool defenders. It has been a major concern for Brendan Rodgers. Hence, it will be no surprise if Mamadou Sakho replaces Dejan Lovren at the back for Liverpool.

Norwich, who love playing the game at a fast tempo, have players in their ranks to dismantle Liverpool's defence. They need to play their normal game and convert their chances in front of goal when it comes by, like the way they did against Bournemouth in their last EPL fixture.

Where to Watch live

Liverpool vs Norwich City EPL clash is scheduled for 4pm local time (8:30pm IST, 11am ET) start. Indian TV viewers can watch the mega clash on Star Sports 4/HD with live streaming option on

Viewers in the US can watch Liverpool vs Norwich City live on NBC Sports, while the game can also be live streamed on NBC Live Extra.

Unfortunately there is no live TV coverage of Liverpool vs Norwich City match in the UK.

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