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Liverpool LIV Minamino (4', 80'), Origi (50')
Football League Cup Round 3
Sep 21, 2021 KO: 18:45

Norwich - Liverpool

Carrow Road Norwich
Referee: Darren England
  4' Minamino
  50' Origi
  80' Minamino

Match preview

Fringe and youth set to shine – How Liverpool could line up against Norwich City

Liverpool are set to kick off their League Cup campaign at Norwich City, with fringe players to be given opportunities to shine.

Liverpool have not won a domestic cup for nearly 10 years, and their first opportunity to do so will begin on Tuesday night when they travel to Carrow Road to face Norwich City in the third round of the League Cup.

The Reds have been just about perfect in the Premier League so far with four wins and a draw in their first five games, conceding just one goal and scoring 12 in the process.

With a near fully fit squad, Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that rotation will be a feature in his squad selections over the coming weeks with the cup and Champions League kicking off in the past week.

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That will likely begin at Carrow Road with a raft of changes set to be made, allowing many of the first-team stars to rest ahead of a clash with Brentford in the league.

Caoimhin Kelleher should come into the side in goal to replace Alisson. The young Irishman showed glimpses of his talent in limited opportunities last season and is highly-rated at both club and international level.

Unfortunately for Neco Williams, injury is likely to keep him out of the line-up on this occasion, meaning Joe Gomez could fill the right-back slot, with Kostas Tsimikas keeping his position on the left from the weekend win over Crystal Palace.

Ibrahima Konate made his competitive debut in that Palace game and could play again, with a potential opportunity for Nat Phillips to see his first minutes of the campaign.

James Milner played at right-back on the weekend due to an illness to Trent Alexander-Arnold, but the 35-year-old should return to his usual midfield role in midweek, alongside Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Divock Origi has played himself into contention with an impressive display against Milan in the Champions League last week and should start again here, while Takumi Minamino should be given an opportunity to prove himself alongside the Belgian.

One of the highlights of Liverpool’s pre-season was 16-year-old right-winger Kaide Gordon, and after the youngster was left out of the Under-23 side at the weekend, signs are pointing to a potential senior debut.

With games ramping up over the coming weeks and plenty of questions surrounding Liverpool’s depth, Klopp’s role players will be eager to perform well and stake a claim for regular games going forward.

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Norwich
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  Average Match Rating  
7.0
  Home  
6.9
6.9
  Away  
6.9
6.9
  Total  
6.9

Match statistics

Norwich
Statistics
Liverpool
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
10
14
Draws
3
4
Losses
7
2
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
38
39
Goals Per Game
1.90
1.95
More > 2.5 Goals
12
10
More > 3 Goals
8
3
Scored First in a Match
11
12
Scored Both Halves
6
10
Won More > 1 Goal
7
10
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
25
13
Did Not Score
4
2
Both Teams Scored
9
8
Kept Clean Sheet
7
11
Won Without Conceding
7
10
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
733
767
Possession
60
58
Passes
551
574
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
14
19
Shots on Target
5.42
6.60
Goals out of Shots
0.13
0.11
Crosses
11
21
Offsides
2.06
2.24
Penalties
0.10
0.05
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.35
0.55
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
19
17
Interceptions
10
9.14
Own Goals
0.05
0.00
Aerials Won
14
15
Total Shots Conceded
12
9.80
Shots on Target Conceded
3.80
3.70
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.10
0.07
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
8.85
12
Yellow Cards
1.15
1.10
Red Cards
0.05
0.00