"Good to see Flanagan and Allen next to each other in the team sheet," notes Martin Treacy. "Looking through a list of their songs, and hoping we dont fall victim to the slips Chelsea and City have had, 'Dont walk in the shadows' seems rather appropriate. If all goes well this afternoon, 'well smile again' would fit!"
Brendan Rodgers has now also had a chat with Sky. Here are some highlights:
On everyone else slipping up: "There's always warning signs. It's a very difficult league to get results in. We're fully concentrating on the job today."
Neil Adams has been chatting to Sky. He's a pretty rapid talker, it must be said, so I didn't get every word, but here are the bits I did get:
On Norwich's relegation-haunted predicament: "We've got to win points. We've got to sort ourselves out. I don't think you can rely on other people. If you do, it's a dangerous game. We've got to make sure we're at it first and foremost."
Who buys these one-match-only scarves? Their existence, outside perhaps the occasional showpiece final, makes no sense to me whatsoever.
Daniel Sturridge is out with a hamstring injury and Jordan Henderson is suspended, so Joe Allen and Lucas Leiva come in for Liverpool. Norwich bring in Gary Hooper, with Ricky van Wolfswinkel on the bench and Sebastien Bassong cold-shouldered by Neil Adams.
Norwich: Ruddy, Whittaker, Martin, Turner, Olsson, Snodgrass, Howson, Johnson, Redmond, Fer, Hooper. Subs: Van Wolfswinkel, Bunn, Gutierrez, Garrido, Ryan Bennett, Tettey, Murphy.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Sakho, Flanagan, Allen, Gerrard, Lucas, Sterling, Suarez, Coutinho. Subs: Brad Jones, Toure, Agger, Alberto, Aspas, Moses, Cissokho.
Referee: Andre Marriner
Morning. There are things that make sense, that look as they should be. Blossom on the apple tree in spring. A hawk tearing a rabbit to pieces and calling it lunch. Rain falling on London. These things might not always be a pleasure to watch, but they are somehow right. Other things, well, they just look weird. Unnatural. Stuff, for example, like this: Continue reading...