Liverpool kick off their season with a visit to Norwich City on Saturday. The Reds won the league last time they opened a campaign against the Canaries, a good omen. Ahead of the game Jürgen Klopp has said Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez could start against Norwich City. Fans are elated.
Norwich City v Liverpool preview
Kopites can be a superstitious bunch at times, as a result many of us are buzzing to be playing Norwich on the first day of the season.
Jürgen Klopp has enjoyed his longest pre-season in years and the lads look like they’ve benefitted.
The Reds looked sharp in their final friendlies this week, drawing with Athletic Club and beating Osasuna.
We’re expecting a strong lineup with most of the team picking itself.
Kostas Tsimikas will step in for Andy Robertson whilst Fabinho and Naby Keita look nailed on to start in the middle – though who will join them is a mystery. Up top we expect Diogo Jota to force Roberto Firmino to the bench.
Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez v Norwich
The centre of defence is another area of mystery ahead of the game.
Will the boss start with Joel Matip and Ibrahima Konate as had previously been predicted or will he take a risk?
Jürgen Klopp has told the club’s official site that Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez could start against Norwich but the boss is yet to make his mind up.
Plenty of fans are buzzing about the prospect of Virgil starting though some don’t want him to be risked.