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Paddy’s Premier League debate

Jurgen Klopp had kind words for Norwich City after Liverpool's opening night win 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Jurgen Klopp had kind words for Norwich City after Liverpool's opening night win Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Paul Chesterton

One thing you can guarantee when Norwich City host Liverpool in the Premier League. It will not be dull.

City need points and fast to revive fading survival hopes. The unbeaten Reds need just six wins to confirm their first league title in three decades. Jurgen Klopp brings Liverpool to the bottom club as European champions and World Club champions.

Is it a cut and dried case at Carrow Road, or is there another memorable Manchester City type afternoon and early evening in the Norfolk air?

Both squads will be refreshed after a mid-winter top flight break. That should strengthen Emi Buendia's claims for a start after a late cameo in the 0-0 stalemate at Newcastle United. But with Ben Godfrey available after his three-game ban what should Daniel Farke do at the other end of the pitch?

Grant Hanley was again solid at St James' Park but Farke favoured a Godfrey and Christoph Zimmermann pairing at Hanley's expense for the recent home win over Bournemouth.

Is there a school of thought the England Under-21 starlet could be pushed into central midfield or deployed in a central defensive three as City try and subdue the Reds in the manner they successfully managed in that home win over Manchester City?

- Recap all the key topics discussed with Group Football Editor Paddy Davitt in our regular Monday lunchtime question-and-answer session.


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