Liverpool have a golden chance to close the gap on the top three on Saturday, with points certain to be dropped by at least one Manchester club the following day. This season, Kenny Dalglish’s side don’t have the distraction of European competition and the squad’s freshness should certainly help in games such as Norwich at home.
The Reds will be the banker of many a weekend accumulator at odds of 3/10 (Ladbrokes – £50 free bets), having come close to beating Manchester United the previous weekend, although they did only draw with Sunderland on the opening day of the season.
In between, Liverpool have beaten Wolves and Bolton, with Steven Gerrard now back in the side as the Merseyside club look to get themselves back in the Champions League after a two year absence from the competition.
Paddy Power (£100 free betting) offer a best price 5/6 that Pool lead at half-time and full-time in this match, although they will be facing a confident Norwich team who will be visiting Anfield for the first time in seven seasons.
The Canaries have dropped two levels and gained two promotions in that time and sit just three points behind their opponents following a bright start to the season. Paul Lambert’s team went to Old Trafford in their last away game and actually deserved a draw, following up that performance with a 3-1 win over Swansea.
The visitors can be backed at 10/1 (bet365 – £200 free bet) for the win and evidence suggests that they will get plenty of men forward, including the in-form Anthony Pilkington who is surely too big to opening the scoring at 28/1.
Luis Suarez was caught up in a race row with Patrice Evra last weekend, although it appears that the Uruguayan will be OK to play in this match and he will surely have plenty of chances.