PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE: Norwich v Liverpool – the action from Carrow Road as it happens
16:56 GMT, 28 April 2012
Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the Barclays Premier League as Norwich host Liverpool at Carrow Road to conclude Saturday's action. The Canaries lie 13th in the table but a win would take them level on points with the eighth-placed Reds. Send me your thoughts on the action at [email protected] or contact me on Twitter @Ripinho.
Norwich 0-1 Liverpool (5.30pm)
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Norwich: Ruddy, Naughton, Ryan
Bennett, Ward, Drury (Martin 12), Elliott Bennett, Howson, Fox, Johnson, Pilkington,
Subs: Steer, Martin, Vaughan, Holt, Surman, Hoolahan,
Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Carragher,
Agger, Jose Enrique, Downing, Gerrard, Henderson, Shelvey, Bellamy,
Subs: Doni, Maxi, Coates, Kuyt, Spearing, Kelly, Skrtel.
Referee: Mark Halsey (Lancashire)
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24min: GOAL! Norwich 0-1 LIVERPOOL
21min: We still haven't had a shot on target here and we are not getting close to one. Very little attacking play.
18min: Not the finest opening you will see to a game of football but it's not without effort.
Craig Bellamy is trying to prove a creative force for Liverpool on the left flank but Norwich looking dangerous on the counter-attack.
15min: Elliott Bennett is fortunate to win a free-kick on the right flank after losing his balance under pressure from Jordan Henderson, but the Canaries' delivery into the box is easily plucked out of the air by Pepe Reina.
12min: But here comes another as Russell Martin replaces Drury, moving into left back.
9min: But there goes one of them. Adam Drury has pulled a muscle in his groin and he limps off down the tunnel – Norwich down to 10 men for a moment or two.
8min: From InfostradaLive:
There are 15 ENG players in starting line-up of Norwich – Liverpool (combined), equalling #EPL season record (Bolton – Stoke on Nov 6).
6min: The slippery surface has played its part so far. Passes through the centre are overshooting as the players try to adapt to these tricky conditions.
3min: Even start that's produced no chances but both sides look committed to closing down in the midfield.
Kick-off: Forget the overcast, it's raining at Carrow Road as Jonjo Shelvey and Luis Suarez get things started for Liverpool.
Calm before the storm: Liverpool and Norwich players exchange hand shakes before the game
17.27: Out come the players at an overcast Carrow Road.
17.23: According to Kenny Dalglish, Andy Carroll's omission is just a precaution due to a knock – he wouldn't say anything else regarding the injury though, strange.
17.20: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard returns to the starting XI for this afternoon's Barclays Premier League clash at Norwich.
With next week's FA Cup final on the horizon, Reds boss Kenny Dalglish makes five changes, one of which sees former Canaries striker Craig Bellamy face his old club.
Reds forward Andy Carroll is not in the squad.
Norwich are all but secure of a place in the top flight again next season.
Manager Paul Lambert also makes five changes from the team beaten at Blackburn.
Captain Grant Holt drops to the bench as Steve Morison leads the attack.
I'm back: Craig Bellamy joins Luis Suarez in attack for Liverpool against his former side
17.17: From InfostradaLive:
#LFC need 8 points from remaining 4 #EPL matches to equal their lowest ever #PL points total (54 in 1998-99)
17.14: Team news from Carrow Road:
Norwich v Liverpool
Norwich: Ruddy, Naughton, Ryan Bennett, Ward, Drury, Elliott Bennett, Howson, Fox, Johnson, Pilkington, Morison. Subs: Steer, Martin, Vaughan, Holt, Surman, Hoolahan, Wilbraham.
Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Jose Enrique, Downing, Gerrard, Henderson, Shelvey, Bellamy, Suarez. Subs: Doni, Maxi, Coates, Kuyt, Spearing, Kelly, Skrtel.
Referee: Mark Halsey (Lancashire)
17.11: Norwich starting XI:
Ruddy, Drury, Johnson, Morison, Pilkington, Fox, Elliott Bennett, Ward, Howson, Naughton, Ryan Bennett.
17.08: Liverpool starting XI:
Reina, Johnson, Enrique, Agger, Suarez, Gerrard, Henderson, Downing, Carragher, Shelvey, Bellamy.
17.05: Liverpool may have had a perfect year in the cups so far but in the top flight they have a large damage limitation job on their hands.
The Reds are in danger of recording their worst ever finish in the Premier League, with today's opponents Norwich hoping to play a major role in it. Team news on the way.
Back in the side: Steve Morison comes back into the Norwich side in place of Grant Holt