“It’s obviously much more important for them” – Mark Lawrenson gives his prediction for Liverpool vs Norwich City in FA Cup
Mark Lawrenson has given his prediction for the carabao cup winners Liverpool FC against Norwich city to a routine 2-0 win in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Wednesday.
In his column for BBC Sport, Mark Lawrenson wrote: “I’m not sure the Canaries will approach this cup tie in quite the same way, though, because they have an absolutely huge home game this weekend against relegation rivals Brentford that I am sure they will be focusing on – it’s obviously much more important for them.”
The BBC pundit also expects Jurgen Klopp to field a highly rotated lineup for this FA Cup clash against Norwich.
He added:”I expect Liverpool will leave out quite a few players who featured at Wembley on Sunday but Jurgen Klopp’s squad is definitely strong enough to get them through this tie. The way he is managing now, he is giving games to everyone in his squad.
“In previous years, when he didn’t have the same strength in depth, these domestic cup competitions were a nuisance. But now, he has a strong squad he can use the cups to give players game-time that they wouldn’t otherwise have, and still win the tie.”
It has been relatively smooth sailing for Liverpool in the early stages of the FA Cup. Jurgen Klopp’s side secured routine wins against Shrewsbury Town and Cardiff City.
They now face a struggling Norwich City side who are currently on a three-game losing run in the Premier League.