FA Cup: 6 Facts ahead of Liverpool vs Norwich City

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The fifth round of the FA Cup on Thursday morning, March 3, 2022, Indonesian time will bring together Liverpool vs Norwich City. Both teams are competing in the English League or Premier League.

The Reds are now in second place in the standings with 60 points. While Norwich City are struggling at the bottom of the standings with 17 points.

On paper, Liverpool have a great opportunity to press Norwich City. Moreover, Jurgen Klopp’s team just won the Carabao Cup. There is indeed an issue about the fitness of the Liverpool players.

In response, Klopp said he would make changes to his team. “We have to make changes because we have played for 120 minutes (against Chelsea). So we will see which players will play well,” said Klopp.

Here are 6 facts about Liverpool vs Norwich City in the FA Cup

1. Liverpool have beaten Norwich three times in all competitions this season. Twice when they met in the Premier League and once in the League Cup. Liverpool have never beaten a team four times in one season, namely when they met in the English League, FA Cup and League Cup.

2. Liverpool and Norwich last met in the FA Cup in 1989-1990. The Reds eliminated Norwich after a rematch in round four with the score 3-1. Three Liverpool goals came from Steve Nicol, John Barnes, and Peter Beardsley.

3. The match will be the second nick for Liverpool to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup in the Jurgen Klopp era. Previously, the first record occurred in the 2019-2020 season. The Reds were knocked out of the last 16 by Chelsea. Liverpool last reached the quarter-finals in 2014-15, before losing to Aston Villa in the semifinals.

4. Norwich City have been eliminated in the fifth round of the FA Cup in four of their last five seasons. In the 2019-2020 season, Norwich had beaten Tottenham Hotspur.

5. Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino has been involved in three goals in his last three FA Cup appearances (one goal, two assists). That’s more than his first eight goals in the competition (one goal, one assist).

6. The only current Norwich City player to score against Liverpool for is Teemu Pukki. He scored a consolation goal in the opening match of the 2019-20 Premier League season. However, the Finnish forward has not scored in the FA Cup in his previous six appearances.

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