Premier League Preview: Norwich City (A)

Premier League Preview: Norwich City (A)
April 26, 2012 Gary Fulcher

There are just two more Premier League games to play before we head off to Wembley for the third time this season, and next up for the Reds is a trip to Norfolk to face Paul Lambert’s Norwich City (5.30pm kick off UK time) on Saturday evening.

The two clubs shared the spoils in the reverse fixture at Anfield with Norwich’s Grant Holt cancelling out Craig Bellamy’s opener for the Reds. A win for Norwich would mathematically guarantee the Canaries their Premier League survival this season, while the highest the Reds are likely finish this season is 7th, barring a major collapse by Chelsea combined with Liverpool winning all of their remaining league games.

Liverpool need to pick up nine points from the remaining four league games to avoid equalling the record for the lowest points total amassed by a Liverpool side since the Premier League began. The current record is 54 points during a 38 game season (three points for a win) set in 1998/99. If Liverpool end the season by picking up less than eight points (meaning we finish the season with 53 points or less), it will be our lowest points tally since the relegation season in 1953/54 when we finished bottom with a points total of 28 (converted to 37 points based on three points for a win) set during a 42 game season.

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