This summer the Reds will negotiate the relatively calm waters of the transfer window, July’s pre-season will follow, then we’ll kick off the Premier League season on the 9th August for opening night at Anfield against newly-promoted Norwich City.
Under the management of Daniel Farke, Norwich achieved promotion by winning the Championship title and now return to the top-flight for the first time since the 2015/16 season.
Finnish striker Teemu Pukki – the scorer of 30 goals for the Canaries this season – will be one to look out for on the night of the 9th August, but we back our bulletproof backline to hold true for the 90.
“We are not naive,” the German manager told the Canaries official website. “We know it’s probably the toughest fixture you can get on your first game.
“But we are not scared. We’ve worked extremely hard for his opportunity to be competitive against the top teams in the country and we will be greedy to bring our football on to the pitch.
“We worked so hard in the recent months and played over 50 games last season. We don’t want to just enjoy the moments against the top teams, we want to reward our supporters with good football and good results.”
💬 “We are not scared. We want to play against the best teams. We’ve worked extremely hard for his opportunity.” #ncfc
Reaction from Daniel Farke to the 2019-20 fixture list ⬇️
— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) June 13, 2019
“We didn’t work together at Dortmund, we didn’t know each other but I realise what is happening at Liverpool and he is the same at Norwich.”
We’ll always remember Norwich for the times Luis Suárez tormented them, including a four-goal masterclass against the Norfolk-based side in a 5-1 victory back in December 2013.
All in all, he scored 12 goals in only six games against them, including three hat-tricks.
5 years ago today, Luis Suarez scored four for Liverpool v Norwich in one of the best performances Anfield has witnessed. ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️pic.twitter.com/ZScNFiTytv
— Football Whispers (@FB_WHISPERS) December 4, 2018
While the Uruguayan has since damaged his reputation amongst Kopties for his antics in the Barcelona semi-final in this year’s Champions League, those memories will still persist as the current crop of Reds go up against this year’s Championship winners.
We’re glad to see our opening game will be a Friday night at Anfield!
With the added spice of the recent history between the two clubs, Klopp facing up against a compatriot, and the untested cream of the Championship crop battling the Champions of Europe, it’s set to be a great night under the Anfield lights.