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Allen and Lucas replace Sturridge and Henderson for Norwich clash

As expected, Joe Allen and Lucas Leiva replace suspended Jordan Henderson and injured Daniel Sturridge in the Liverpool team for today’s match at Norwich City (12 noon kick off).

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 7, 2013: Liverpool's Joe Allen in action against West Ham United during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Allen and Lucas will line-up alongside Steven Gerrard in midfield, with Philippe Coutinho moving into a more advanced role alongside Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling.

Sturridge is not fit enough to make the bench.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Sakho, Flanagan, Gerrard, Lucas, Allen, Sterling, Coutinho, Suarez.

Subs: Jones, Toure, Agger, Cissokho, Moses, Alberto, Aspas.

Norwich City: Ruddy, Whittaker, Martin, Turner, Olsson, Johnson, Howson, Fer, Snodgrass, Redmond, Hooper.

Subs: Bunn, van Wolfswinkel, Gutierrez, Garrido, Bennett, Tettey, Murphy.

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