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Playmaker Philippe Coutinho is set to return to the starting line-up against Norwich at Anfield after only being fit enough for a place on the bench for Sunday’s defeat at Hull.

After conceding three goals for the second successive game manager Brendan Rodgers is likely to change his defence with Kolo Touré the man who will probably make way for Daniel Agger, who was dropped at the KC Stadium.

Forward Iago Aspas was an unused substitute at Hull after returning to the squad after injury but after disappointing performances from Victor Moses and Raheem Sterling he may get a chance with striker Daniel Sturridge out until next month.

Meanwhile, Norwich manager Chris Hughton has no fresh injury concerns.

The Canaries are looking to build on their weekend win at home to Crystal Palace but are set to be without midfielders Anthony Pilkington and Robert Snodgrass, while club-record signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel has targeted the Swansea game on December 15 for his return.

Elliott Bennett, goalkeeper Mark Bunn and midfielder Alexander Tettey are all still sidelined.

Even without Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool should be too strong for a Norwich side that struggles away from home.

Under manager Chris Hughton, Norwich have won just three of their 25 away games in the Premier League.

Add the fact that Liverpool have never lost in the Premier League to Norwich, winning seven and drawing one of eight, and the facts suggest a comfortable home win.

Norwich, though, will point to Hull’s weekend success, but it is hard to see where Norwich’s goals will come from.

Stat of the game: Liverpool have conceded just three goals in the last eight league matches at Anfield.

Liverpool (Possible, 4-4-1-1): Mignolet; Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Flanagan; Coutinho, Lucas, Gerrard, Moses; Henderson; Suárez.
Out: Coates, Enrique (both knee), Sturridge (ankle).

Norwich (Possible, 4-1-4-1): Ruddy; Martin, Turner, R Bennett, Olsson; Johnson; Howson, Hoolahan, Fer, Redmond; Hooper.
Out: Pilkington (hamstring), Snodgrass, E Bennett (both knee), Van Wolfswinkel (toe), Bunn, Tettey (both ankle).

Referee: Anthony Taylor. Matches: 7, R2 Y25.

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