Predicted Liverpool XI to play Norwich City - Three changes, Agger to return?

Match to be played on Wednesday 4th December 2013 at 19:45. Venue: Anfield, Liverpool.

Liverpool will be determined to bounce back from defeat at Hull City at the weekend with a win against Norwich City at Anfield on Wednesday night. After making such a good start to the season, they do not want to lose all momentum - and a result similar to the 5-0 thrashing they enjoyed over Norwich last season at Anfield would be ideal for the Reds. They are heavy favourites, even against a Norwich side that has won two of their last three, and despite a few injuries to a few first team players, along with other members of the squad coming in for some criticism. 

With all that in mind, here is the team that Brendan Rodgers may select with the aim of getting Liverpool back to winning ways.

Simon Mignolet

Liverpool's shot stopper has had a decent season so far but was thwarted by two deflected efforts at the weekend and was powerless to prevent them from defeat at the KC Stadium. He has had a good season so far and has only conceded three goals at Anfield so far this season.

Glen Johnson

Johnson hasn't been in the best of form in the past couple of weeks but it's doubtful he will lose his place in the Liverpool side for this game, given that he provides another attacking outlet that can find a way to break down a Norwich side that will look to be solid. 

Martin Skrtel

Despite his own goal at the weekend, Skrtel looked as if he was one of Liverpool's better performers against Hull City. Admittedly that isn't saying an awful lot but he has been in decent form this season and should keep his place in the side.

Daniel Agger

Liverpool's defence looked as if it lacked balance against Hull with Kolo Toure in the side instead of Agger. Though with Toure having an injury, expect Agger to reclaim his place in the side, as he seems to be the defender preferred on the left side at the heart of the back four rather than Mamadou Sakho.

Aly Cissokho

It seems that Rodgers doesn't seem comfortable with Cissokho in the side but he may be inclined to bring him in in order to give Jon Flanagan a rest. If he is given a chance, Cissokho will be eager to impress and try and hold that place down given Jose Enrique's lengthy spell on the sidelines. 

Jordan Henderson

Henderson has had a very good season so far, and it was his work that earned Liverpool the free-kick that led to the equaliser on Sunday at Hull. He will be the man constantly pressing the opposition when they're in possession and hunting the mistake.


Lucas had a quiet game on Sunday but when he is missing from the Liverpool team it is noticeable so he should keep his place in the starting line-up against Norwich City as he looks to combat the creative aspects of Norwich's midfield.

Steven Gerrard

Gerrard scored a wonderful free-kick at the weekend and his ability at set-pieces seems to be a massive weapon for Liverpool to use this weekend. Expect him to be involved in a lot of Liverpool's attacking play again, and if the Reds manage to get a comfortable lead, Brendan Rodgers might be inclined to withdraw him early.

Philippe Coutinho

Rodgers went short of saying Coutinho would start this game, but when asked about his fitness he responded quite enthusiastically about the Brazilian in his pre-match press conference. He'll probably adopt a more central role with Daniel Sturridge absent from the side.

Victor Moses

Moses came in for a lot of criticism for his performance against Hull City, but Rodgers may be inclined to give him another game after saying he has yet to have a decent run in the side. Moses will need to up his game after an error-strewn performance at the KC Stadium.

Luis Suarez

The weekend was a rare occasion when Luis Suarez failed to get on the scoresheet but he has fond memories of playing against Norwich City having scored seven times against them in the past three games. Who would bet against him scoring an eighth?

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