Norwich City – Liverpool Preview: Reds suffering worst start to a season since 1903

Liverpool are going to be without Daniel Agger (knee), Fabio Borini (foot), Joe Cole (hamstring), Martin Kelly (knee) and Lucas (thigh), whilst Jonjo Shelvey starts his three-match ban after being sent off in the defeat by Manchester United last Sunday.

Norwich defender Sebastien Bassong lasted just eight minutes of the fixture against Newcastle, pulling up with a tight hamstring and will be assessed closer to the game, but Simon Lappin, Steve Whittaker and Harry Kane (all ankle) remain sidelined.

Manager Chris Hughton brought Elliott Bennett back to the fold in the League Cup game midweek after a long lay-off and he could force his way back into the side.

  • The Canaries have only conceded once at Carrow Road this term.
  • Chris Hughton’s side ran a collective 66.64 miles in their game against Newcastle, which is the biggest distance covered by a team in a single game this season.
  • Only Norwich (3.6 per cent) have a worse chance conversion rate than Liverpool (6%).
  • Liverpool have failed to win any of their opening five league games for the first time since the 1911-12 season
  • Luis Suarez (pictured, right) has managed to hit 27 of his Premier League shots off target – 52 per cent of them.
  • Liverpool continue to look for their first clean sheet in the Premier League this season.
  • They have scored only once away this season – Suarez’s strike against Sunderland earning them a point.
  • Liverpool have earned just 20 points from 24 Premier League games in 2012.

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