Why Can, Skrtel and Benteke are key for Liverpool when they face Norwich

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Taking a look at three players who should be key for Liverpool when they take on Norwich City on Sunday.

Liverpool take on Norwich City at Anfield this weekend with the Reds looking to put their recent poor domestic form behind them.

Brendan Rodgers’ side lost 3-1 to Manchester United last weekend and crashed to a 3-0 home defeat against West Ham United prior to the international break.

A much-changed side has since drawn 1-1 with Bordeaux in the Europa League and Liverpool will now be hoping to get their league form back on track against the Canaries.

Below are three Liverpool players likely to be key as they strive for a victory:

Christian Benteke

Christian Benteke showed just what a quality striker he is with a wonderful goal against United, and while that was a mere consolation the Belgian international will be wanting to get another goal or two under his belt this weekend.

The pressure will be on the summer signing to justify his price-tag and if Liverpool are to win this one expect Benteke to be a key element.

Emre Can

With Jordan Henderson out injured with a broken bone in his foot added pressure is now on young midfielder Emre Can to step up.

Having played the majority of last season at the back, the former Bayer Leverkusen player is now featuring in his preferred position and he will know the importance of winning the midfield battle against a Norwich side that won 3-1 against Bournemouth last time out.

Martin Skrtel

Liverpool’s defence is shaky in the league, with six goals conceded in the last two matches, and Martin Skrtel must ensure a more solid performance alongside either Mamadou Sakho or Dejan Lovren.

A clean sheet would do Liverpool the world of good right now and Rodgers has some decisions to make as to who he is willing to put his faith in at the back for the big matches to come.

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