Liverpool vs Norwich City: FA Cup 4th Round- Preview

The Reds battle the Canaries in the grand old FA Cup.
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It's another FA Cup weekend for Jurgen Klopp's men, this time facing Championship outfit, Norwich City in the competition's fourth round. The Reds are coming off the back of a 1-1 draw over Fulham in the semi-final of the EFL Cup, a draw that sees them into the final of the competition.

With a notable number of first-team players coming off the bench at Craven Cottage, such as Diogo Jota, and Curtis Jones, it's interesting to see who Klopp will field against the Canaries at Anfield.

The Championship side come into the tie off the back of a 1-0 loss against Leeds United, and they currently place 8th in the division. For both Klopp and the Liverpool faithful, there is certainly the temptation to rotate heavily against weaker opposition, at least on paper.

But the fact remains that a victory presents another step in the direction of silverware.

Historically, Liverpool have done very well against Norwich City. With the Reds winning their last 7 meetings against the Canaries, although the Championship side will certainly relish the opportunity to break their duck against, quite possibly, a rotated Liverpool side.

The big talking point for Liverpool fans, of course, is their injury list easing up a little at a critical point of the season. Andy Robertson was fit enough to be on the bench against Fulham, and it wouldn't be out of the question to see him feature at left-back to get critical match sharpness again.

Dominik Szoboszlai and Trent Alexander-Arnold, arguably two of Liverpool's most creative players, have a great chance of making the squad. That would be a sight for sore eyes for Liverpool fans, as the luxury of having those two on the pitch has been a massive reason for this season's success.

Finally, this would be a game that you'd certainly fancy Liverpool to win, the size of the squad this year gives a multitude of options for Klopp to rotate.

Fringe players such as Conor Bradley and Jarell Quansah have certainly proven their worth when given the chance. I've got a feeling they'd be called upon again to do so, with a combination of senior players at their side.

By the time the game starts, the fans, players, and even Klopp himself would probably still be riding a high after advancing to the League Cup final. Rotation or not, I fully expect them to capitalize on their momentum and advance to the next round of the competition.