Liverpool LIV Minamino (27', 39')
2-1 FT
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Norwich NOR Rupp (76')
FA Cup Round 5
Mar 2, 2022 KO: 20:15

Liverpool - Norwich

Anfield Liverpool
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Minamino 27'  
Minamino 39'  
  76' Rupp

Match preview

Jota to return? - How Liverpool could line up against Norwich in the FA Cup

Jurgen Klopp's men continue their hunt for more domestic cup success in the fifth round of the FA Cup against Premier League strugglers Norwich City.

Buoyant after their Carabao Cup final win over Chelsea, Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side host Norwich City in the fifth round of the FA Cup, looking to add to their 2021/22 silverware cabinet.

The Reds were victorious on penalties against Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea, but face a quick turnaround due to their tie with Norwich, who sit rock bottom of the Premier League.

However, Dean Smith's team did knock out high-flying Wolves in the previous round of the competition, so their spirits will be high.

Nevertheless, Klopp is likely to ring in the changes in order to keep the squad fresh for the Premier League title race, which resumes against West Ham United on Saturday.

Caoimhin Kelleher, the hero in the final, was described as the "best number two [goalkeeper] in the world" by Klopp, and he'll have the chance to live up to that billing against Norwich, when he resumes his chores as the team's cup goalkeeper.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is likely to keep his place, mostly due to the fact that Neco Williams was loaned to Fulham in January, but Andrew Robertson will be replaced by Kostas Tsimikas on the other flank.

Ibrahima Konate will get a start, while he could be partnered by the man he replaced in the cup final, Joel Matip.

In front of them it will be a new midfield trio. James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Curtis Jones may all feature as Klopp rotates his preferred options.

Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi have been given plenty of chances in the domestic cup competitions this campaign, and there's no indication that will change against Norwich, although Diogo Jota, who needs minutes to get back up to speed, will be the man alongside them.

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Match statistics

Liverpool
Statistics
Norwich
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
16
6
Draws
3
3
Losses
1
11
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
43
15
Goals Per Game
2.15
0.75
More > 2.5 Goals
11
11
More > 3 Goals
9
4
Scored First in a Match
11
7
Scored Both Halves
10
1
Won More > 1 Goal
10
1
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
14
39
Did Not Score
3
10
Both Teams Scored
9
7
Kept Clean Sheet
10
4
Won Without Conceding
9
3
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
19
8.95
Shots on Target
6.40
2.95
Goals out of Shots
0.12
0.09
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.00
2.73
Penalties
0.25
0.05
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.50
0.20
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.00
0.05
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
6.55
16
Shots on Target Conceded
2.83
5.65
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.11
0.11
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
8.85
10
Yellow Cards
1.05
1.90
Red Cards
0.05
0.00