Three stats you NEED to know ahead of Liverpool v Norwich

Liverpool may be hurting from their defeat to Hull City on Sunday but, in Luis Suarez, they have the perfect man to take them back to winning ways.

Although they still reside in the Premier League's top four, Liverpool will be hurting from Sunday's 3-1 defeat to Hull City.

Reds fans will be encouraged to know, however, that the statistics bode well and truly in their favour ahead of their next clash on Wednesday - against Norwich.

Here, then, are three facts you need to know ahead of the match at Anfield.

1. Three in a row

Liverpool may be without Daniel Sturridge ahead of Wednesday night's clash but they will have a striker who has scored in his last three appearances against the Canaries.

Yes, in Luis Suarez, the Reds have a forward who has scored no less than SEVEN times in his last three games against Norwich, including two back-to-back hat-tricks.

The Uruguayan's last goal against Chris Hughton's side came in January, when Liverpool won 5-2, and Brendan Rodgers will be counting his lucky stripes that Suarez is available this time around.

2. Nineteen long years

Liverpool fans may have Suarez to thank for their last three wins against the Canaries but their unbeaten run against them stretches back to way before the South American even moved to Anfield.

In fact, the last time Norwich beat Liverpool was 19 years ago, in 1994. Since then, the Reds have conquered the Canaries seven times, with just the one draw coming in 2011.

If Rodgers was keen to bounce back from the 3-1 defeat to Hull City, then, he is probably rubbing his hands with glee at the prospect of this one.

3. Just three in four

As well as the joy Liverpool's strikers have faced against Norwich since the Canaries got promoted back to the Premier League, the Reds have also fared well against them defensively.

Indeed, Norwich have managed to put just three goals past Liverpool's back line in that time, conceding a whopping 14.

Even then, two of those goals were more or less redundant as they came in the 5-2 loss against the Reds last September. The omens look good for Liverpool.

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