Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Norwich V Liverpool

As mentioned in an earlier post, I am indeed a fan of the mighty canaries (Norwich City FC). This weekend we face another tough away fixture in the form of Liverpool at anfield. Having already played Manchester united and Chelsea away this is the 3rd of the top teams we will have faced away from home this year. Although daunting i am feeling reasonably optimistic that we can cause a few problems for them and put in a good performance. Why? you might ask.... well although millions of pounds have been spent on the liverpool squad in the last year i still believe that their defence is a weak point bar their top notch keeper. In my opinion with Skrtel and Carragher in the middle the on form steve morison could cause them a few problems. So far this season he has proved a nuisance to even the best defenders and carragher seems to have lost a bit of pace as well as skrtel being a liability getting carried away occasionally. Furthermore at left back jose enrique seems more comfortable going forward and that could leave Elliot Bennett a chance to get a break away down the right. This being said i really can't see us stopping them for 90 minutes and definitely expect them to score a couple at least, and with the strike force that liverpool have with carroll and bellamy on the bench in recent weeks however we approach this our best bet is to try and score some goals and not hold out for a draw as it wont happen.

Therefore i believe the key man for the game will be Wes Hoolahan, he keeps things ticking for norwich and often is involved in attacks as he pops up all over the pitch and seems to know when to up the tempo and force the issue. As was seen with his sprinting to take a quick throw against Swansea which resulted in Pilkingtons first goal. I think Wes can cause a few problems and wouldn't be surprised if Lucas was assigned the task of marking him closely throughout the game as his passing could be a problem for Liverpool. Another way in which Norwich could cause a few problems will be dead ball situations. So far this year his crossing has brought about the majority of norwich's goals and with the physical presence alot of our players pose it could be a real opportunity to get a goal. Maybe just maybe we could nick a point off them which would be a massive result.

Prediction : unfortunately 3-1 Liverpool

Norwich scorer : Steve Morison

Liverpool scorers: Downing, Suarez, Bellamy

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