Last season’s Championship winners Norwich City head to Champions League winners Liverpool for their first game of the season live on Sky Sports. The Canaries will be looking for damage limitation as they start their season, while Liverpool will be hoping to set the pace over title rivals Manchester City. However, Norwich and Daniel Farke will be hoping to pull off one of the shock’s of the season in the opening game of the 2019/20 Premier League season.
Daniel Farke Hoping to Upset Liverpool
Opening Day Form
Liverpool have an impressive record on the opening day of the season. They are unbeaten in their last five, winning four and drawing just one. Last season saw them thump West Ham 4-0 at home, thanks to two goals from Sadio Mane.
In contrast, Daniel Farke will be hoping to improve Norwich’s opening day record. They have won just one of their last five on the opening day, a 4-1 win away at Blackburn Rovers in the 2016/17 season.
It will be a case of start as you mean to go on for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool. With just one senior arrival at Anfield this summer – that being second choice goalkeeper Adrian – they will be hoping to maintain the consistency that saw them lose just one game in the Premier League last season.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, the Liverpool manager confirmed that Sadio Mane will feature in their first game of the season. He said: “Yes. He had only two weeks off, so he didn’t lose a lot and that it is the good news.”
Liverpool v Norwich Predictions
Norwich under Daniel Farke will prove a tougher test than expected for Liverpool as they open the Premier League season. However, Jurgen Klopp’s side should have enough to overcome the battling Canaries.