Here are 10 things to know ahead of the match.
1. Another top-flight struggle for Norwich
They are almost not good enough for the former and too strong for the latter!
This season has been another tough one in the top-flight for Norwich, with just four wins coming their way in 24 outings – two of which came in January alone!
Daniel Farke was replaced by Dean Smith midway through the campaign, as they look to pull out of the relegation zone between now and May.
2. Smith doing his best
As mentioned, Smith came in after Farke’s sacking back in November, having done an impressive job as Aston Villa manager.
While Norwich have continued to largely struggle with him at the helm, he has still overseen three of his side’s four league wins to move off the bottom of the table.
This will be the sixth time Smith has come up against Liverpool as a manager, winning two and losing three of the previous five matches, including the Reds’ haunting 7-2 defeat at Villa last season.
3. How could the Canaries line-up?
Their last outing was a predictable 4-0 loss at home to Man City, but it could be that Smith fields the same starting lineup, with no new injuries.
That would mean Chelsea‘s highly-rated on-loan youngster Billy Gilmour starting in midfield and Teemu Pukki leading the line.
Wide man Milot Rashica was linked with a move to Liverpool in the past and he could come up against Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Adam Idah is set to miss the rest of the season for Norwich, while Tim Krul, Lukas Rupp and Andrew Omobamidele are all out, too.
Predicted Norwich XI: Gunn; Aarons, Hanley, Gibson, Williams; Gilmour, Lees-Melou, McLean; Sargent, Rashica, Pukki
4. Who’s out for Liverpool?
Klopp still has a wealth of options at his disposal going into the game, but one player who is definitely out is Diogo Jota.
The Portuguese forward was withdrawn at half-time in the 2-0 win away to Inter Milan on Wednesday night, having picked up an ankle injury which the full extent of is still unknown.
Otherwise, every other squad member is available for the Reds.
5. Predicted Reds XI
Klopp made four changes in midweek and a similar amount could be expected on Saturday afternoon.
6. Klopp’s message to squad players
Speaking in his pre-match press conference on Friday, Klopp used the five midweek substitutes as inspiration for those currently lacking playing time:
“If you come on, you have to do exactly what the five boys, in the end, did when they came on against Inter.
“It’s the part I like least [leaving players out]. It’s easy when the boys give you reasons; spending three nights in the bar, or pictures in the pub and you don’t understand the situation – we’ve never had that.
“You better keep yourself in a good place, be angry with me, no problem, be disappointed no problem, but next day show up and be the best version of yourself and go again.”
Curtis Jones hasn’t even made the last two matchday squads, for example, and needs to be raring to go if handed an opportunity on Saturday.
7. Sheer dominance from Liverpool
Liverpool may have some bogey teams who frustratingly take points off them regularly, but Norwich are not one of them.
The Reds haven’t lost to the Canaries since way back in April 1994 when Jeremy Goss scored the only goal in the last-ever match in front of the standing Kop.
In fact, Liverpool have won 10 of their last 11 meetings with their weekend opponents – the only game Norwich took a point from was a 1-1 draw at Anfield just a couple of weeks before Klopp became manager, back in September 2015.
Frankly, Norwich must be sick of the sight of the Reds.
8. Did You Know?
Alexander-Arnold and Robertson have been incredible full-backs for Liverpool, almost redefining their respective roles.
This season, the former has 14 assists to his name, while the latter got his 10th of the campaign at Inter Milan in midweek, crossing for Roberto Firmino to head home the opener.
Compare this to last term and the contrast is stark.
Alexander-Arnold (nine) and Robertson (seven) got just 16 assists combined in the entire 2020/21 season, as they struggled amid a host of injuries around them.
They are now back to their absolute best, standing out as arguably the best right-back and left-back in the world.
9. The Mike Dean Show!
Mike Dean, Tranmere’s favourite son, has been confirmed as the referee this weekend, while John Brooks is on VAR duty.
This is going to be the fourth Liverpool game Dean has taken charge of already this season, with largely good results for the Reds to date.
Here’s hoping Dean doesn’t make the afternoon about himself, as he has been accused of in the past.
10. Another 3pm blackout…
As seems to have been the case more than usual this season, Liverpool are again taking part in a 3pm (GMT) game on a Saturday.
That means the match won’t be televised in the UK.
If you are unable to be at Anfield, TIA’s matchday live blog will be available as always, with Henry Jackson guiding you through the action from 2.15pm.
Come on you Reds!