Last time at Carrow Road – January 2005
Liverpool face Norwich City on Saturday evening (5:30pm kick off), for their first trip to Carrow Road since January 2005.
The Reds, then managed by Rafa Benitez, saw off the Canaries 2-1 courtesy of second half goals from Luis Garcia and John Arne Riise. Ryan Jarvis hit a consolation for the home side late on.
The Telegraph match report from the game read “If performing poorly and winning is a measure of successful football teams, Liverpool played like champions at Carrow Road to record their third victory of the holiday programme. A touch of class followed by a moment of madness in the space of five second-half minutes was all that separated them from a troubled Norwich side who are starting to take on the look of brave losers”.
Quite the opposite to the current season – where the Reds are performing well but failing to to win.
Liverpool, of course, finished the season by winning the Champions League and finishing fifth in the Premier League, while Norwich were relegated by a point.
LFC line-up: Dudek, Finnan, Hyypia, Carragher, Warnock, Nunez, Diao, Gerrard, Riise, Garcia, Mellor.
Subs: Harrison, Traore, Raven, Hamann, Pongolle.
Liverpool and Norwich head to head stats, courtesy of LFCHistory.net
Total official games: 57
League form against them – all: LWWWWD
League form against them – home: WWLWWD
League form against them – away: DLLDWW
Total friendly games: 3
Total LFC players that have played against Norwich City: 157
Total players that have played with Norwich City against LFC: 208
Total players that have been transferred to Norwich City: 3
The corresponding fixture this season saw Grant Holt hit an equaliser as the points where shared at Anfield. The game ended 1-1, with Craig Bellamy having opened the scoring just before half-time.