Liverpool vs Norwich LIVE! FA Cup result, match stream and latest updates today

Liverpool vs Norwich LIVE! FA Cup result, match stream and latest updates today

Liverpool vs Norwich LIVE!

It was an emotional day at Anfield as Liverpool took to the pitch for the first time since Jurgen Klopp announced his shock decision to leave the club at the end of the season. The German coach is determined to "squeeze everything out" of this final campaign and a second run to Wembley will certainly help with that.

The Premier League leaders and Europa League contenders, already through to the Carabao Cup final, are among the favourites to lift the FA Cup too and brushed aside Championship club Norwich on Sunday. A team led by Klopp's best friend and former right-hand man David Wagner are pushing for promotion from the second tier but it was all the way back in 1994 when the Canaries last beat the Reds and they never threatened a shock repeat 30 years later.

Liverpool had five different scorers in a 5-2 rout in Curtis Jones, Darwin Nunez, Diogo Jota, Virgil van Dijk and Ryan Gravenberch, while substitute Borja Sainz scored the pick of the bunch for Norwich after an early reply from Ben Gibson. Follow Liverpool vs Norwich reaction live below, with either Southampton or Watford now awaiting in round five as the second-tier duo face a replay.

Liverpool vs Norwich highlights

  • GOAL! Last-gasp Gravenberch header makes it five

  • GOAL! Sainz belter gives Norwich hope

  • GOOAA.. NO! Fassnacht effort ruled out

  • GOAL! Substitute Van Dijk powers in header

  • GOAL! Jota strikes after the interval

  • GOAL! Nunez rapidly restores Liverpool lead

  • GOAL! Gibson turns in quick equaliser

  • GOAL! Jones heads home McConnell cross

  • Liverpool to face Southampton or Watford next

Liverpool 5-2 Norwich

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Emphatic from five-star Liverpool, who run riot in the perfect response to Jurgen Klopp's exit bombshell.

They remain fighting for glory on four fronts in what we now know will be the German's final campaign at the helm.

Chelsea and Arsenal to come next!


GOAL! Liverpool 5-2 Norwich | Ryan Gravenberch 95'

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95 mins: The icing on the cake!

Diaz twists and turns before picking out Bradley, whose driven volley into the ground pops up for Gravenberch to head home from close range.

That will be almost the last touch of the game.

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Liverpool 4-2 Norwich

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93 mins: That's a painful blow for Gakpo, who goes in bravely to try and finish and gets hit full in the face by Long.

Liverpool 4-2 Norwich

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90 mins: Five minutes added on.

Watford-Southampton finished 1-1 by the way after Stuart Armstrong's late equaliser for the Saints at Vicarage Road.

So we will need a replay to see who meets Liverpool in round five.

Liverpool 4-2 Norwich

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90 mins: Long's goal is living a truly charmed life now as still the Liverpool players queue up for attempts at finding that elusive fifth.

Norwich just want the full-time whistle.

Liverpool 4-2 Norwich

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88 mins: Long parries a swerving effort from Alexander-Arnold before Jota misses the target with the rebound.

No sort of attacking threat coming from Norwich now.

Liverpool 4-2 Norwich

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86 mins: A drilled low effort from Szoboszlai is held by Long.

Norwich were given added impetus by those earlier changes, but they have properly run out of steam now.

Liverpool 4-2 Norwich

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83 mins: Liverpool are still pressing hard for the fifth goal as we tick down quickly towards the end of 90 minutes at Anfield.

Wagner makes the final two Norwich changes - Liam Gibbs and Dimi Giannoulis replace Fassnacht and McCallum.

Liverpool 4-2 Norwich

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79 mins: Almost a fifth for Liverpool!

In the end it's a terrific double save from Long to thwart both Jota and Gravenberch in quick succession.

Liverpool 4-2 Norwich

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77 mins: Marcelino Nunez tries his luck from range for Norwich before McConnell goes down and won't be able to continue.

On comes Luis Diaz for Liverpool. A sad end to a promising day for the youngster, who got the assist for the opening goal from Jones.

Liverpool 4-2 Norwich

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An absolute beauty from Borja Sainz...

Liverpool 4-2 Norwich

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74 mins: Liverpool are hunting a fifth goal that would put this game to bed as Alexander-Arnold's clipped cross is steered wide by the head of Jota.

GOAL! Liverpool 4-2 Norwich | Borja Sainz 69'

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69 mins: But that certainly will!

It's an absolutely belting strike from Norwich substitute Sainz, who beats Alisson all ends up with a fizzing effort that arrows into the back of the net.

Another Norwich goal here would make things very interesting...


Liverpool 4-1 Norwich

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68 mins: Goaaa... no!

Chance after chance again for Liverpool, until Norwich piece together a decent attacking move and Sainz tees up Fassnacht for a smart finish.

The offside flag is rightly raised. That won't count.

Liverpool 4-1 Norwich

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65 mins: Norwich made a triple change before that fourth goal, with Adam Idah, Jacob Lungi Sorensen and Borja Sainz replacing Hanley, Barnes and Hernandez.

Trent Alexander-Arnold becomes the latest Liverpool player to make his return from injury. He replaces Nunez, who gets a warm ovation.

GOAL! Liverpool 4-1 Norwich | Virgil van Dijk 63'

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63 mins: It's becoming a rout at Anfield!

Two substitutes combine as Van Dijk easily loses his marker and powers in a header from Szoboszlai's corner from the right.

Still more than 25 minutes left here as well.


Liverpool 3-1 Norwich

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58 mins: Barnes tries to lob Alisson from inside his own half but gets the execution all wrong.

By the way, there was a huge handball shout inside the box against Norwich's Sam McCallum shortly before that Jota goal.

VAR would have been very interested indeed in that had Liverpool not scored.

Liverpool 3-1 Norwich

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55 mins: Klopp looks to his bench after that third goal, with Andy Robertson on for his first appearance since early October following shoulder surgery.

Dominik Szoboszlai also makes his return from injury, with Virgil van Dijk also entering the fray.

Off go Gomez, Jones and Konate.

GOAL! Liverpool 3-1 Norwich | Diogo Jota 53'

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53 mins: Liverpool extend their lead early in the second half!

Gibson gets his defensive header from a long Jones pass all wrong and the loose ball is seized upon by the opportunistic and absolutely lethal Jota, who proceeds to rifle this third goal in a week beyond the helpless Long.

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Liverpool 2-1 Norwich

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51 mins: Patient and neat build-up play from Liverpool, with Jones wrapping a right-footed effort narrowly wide of the far post with Long at full stretch.

I'd be very surprised if this ended up 2-1.

Liverpool 2-1 Norwich

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49 mins: Much better from Norwich as Brazilian midfielder Gabriel Sara lets fly with a spinning effort from outside the box that crashes into the advertising hoardings and into the outside of the net.

That was not far away.

Liverpool 2-1 Norwich

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47 mins: A quick chance for Liverpool early in the second half as Gakpo's effort from inside the box is blocked.

Liverpool 2-1 Norwich

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Right, now our attentions turn to the second half at Anfield, which is underway with no changes yet from either side.

Both teams know that a home tie against either Watford or Southampton awaits in round five.

FA Cup draw

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And that concludes a speedy version of the FA Cup fifth-round draw.

Not a great one, it must be said. Giant-killers Maidstone so close to a plum tie against holders Manchester City.

FA Cup draw

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Luton vs Manchester City

FA Cup draw

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Sheffield Wednesday or Coventry vs Maidstone

FA Cup draw

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Wolves vs Brighton

FA Cup draw

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Bristol City or Nottingham Forest vs Newport or Manchester United

FA Cup draw

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Liverpool or Norwich vs Watford or Southampton

FA Cup draw

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Bournemouth vs Leicester

FA Cup draw

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Chelsea or Aston Villa vs Leeds or Plymouth

FA Cup draw

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Blackburn or Wrexham vs Newcastle

FA Cup draw coming up

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And with half-time at Anfield comes the delayed FA Cup fifth-round draw, which will be underway imminently.

Stand by for the ties as they come out of the hat...

Liverpool 2-1 Norwich

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45 mins: A late first-half flurry from Norwich, with a long throw-in from the left flicked into the hands of Alisson by Hanley.

They quickly come again but can't pick out the final pass and the Liverpool goalkeeper collects once more.

Two minutes of stoppage time will be added.

Liverpool 2-1 Norwich

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42 mins: Closing in on half-time at Anfield, where it's still all Liverpool and has been really for this entire first period aside from that Gibson goal against the run of play.

They could and should be leading by more, but no further chances to speak of at the moment.

Liverpool 2-1 Norwich

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38 mins: Norwich's commitment to playing out from the back could easily see them hammered if they are not careful. They are getting caught in possession time and time again inside their own half.

Luckily for them, Gakpo hasn't brought his shooting boots to Anfield this afternoon. Another effort from the Dutchman fails to test Long.

Liverpool 2-1 Norwich

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35 mins: Norwich are still hugely under the cosh with 10 minutes to go until half-time.

Nunez nearly connects with a corner at the back post as Liverpool force another, but David Wagner's men get away with it.

Liverpool 2-1 Norwich

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31 mins: Gomez lofts the ball in behind for a stretching Bradley, who manages to steer it into the path of Gakpo, who side-foots wide.

Norwich are then caught horribly inside their own box and Gravenberch is denied.

Liverpool piling on the pressure once again now, with Norwich making way too many mistakes in possession.

GOAL! Liverpool 2-1 Norwich | Darwin Nunez 28'

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28 mins: The Liverpool lead is quickly restored!

Norwich are caught in possession again down the Liverpool right by Bradley, who goes on to play a delicious one-two with Jota before playing in Nunez for a first touch and then a fine instinctive finish into the bottom corner.

The goals are flying in early at Anfield.

An assist each already for young duo McConnell and Bradley.

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GOAL! Liverpool 1-1 Norwich | Ben Gibson 22'

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22 mins: Not so fast! The Canaries are level against the run of play!

Centre-back Gibson goes up with Quansah to meet the second corner from the right and it flies in beyond Alisson off his shoulder.

Game on!


Liverpool 1-0 Norwich

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20 mins: Liverpool apply more pressure after that early breakthrough, but now Norwich are showing some attacking chops with a dangerous counter-attack and a couple of quick-fire corners.

Liverpool 1-0 Norwich

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Here is the goal that put Liverpool in front early at Anfield...

GOAL! Liverpool 1-0 Norwich | Curtis Jones 16'

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16 mins: Deadlock broken!

It's a lovely cross to the back post from young McConnell, whose ball is headed in past Long by an unmarked Jones.

That could be the first of many for Liverpool here. You fear a very long afternoon may be ahead for the visitors.


Liverpool 0-0 Norwich

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12 mins: Norwich embark upon a rare foray forward down the right flank and almost pay the price for it.

Liverpool snuff out the attack and then launch a blistering counter, with a stretching Nunez just unable to turn home Jota's excellent cross to the back post.

Liverpool 0-0 Norwich

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10 mins: Liverpool strike the woodwork!

Jack Stacey is the latest Norwich player to be caught in possession in a dangerous area, with Nunez then firing against the base of the post from outside the box.

Feels like just a matter of time before the hosts go in front.

Liverpool 0-0 Norwich

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8 mins: Here come Liverpool again, Jota getting to the byline and pulling back for Nunez, who touches it off for a Gravenberch cross that narrowly evades the head of a leaping Jones inside the six-yard box.

Gakpo then miscues horribly at the back post and the ball sails high into the stands.

Liverpool 0-0 Norwich

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5 mins: Liverpool's first chance is for Joe Gomez, who cuts in off the left and fizzes a deflected low effort narrowly wide of the near post after the Reds press high and swarm all over that uncertain Norwich defence to quickly get possession back.

This is already looking a bit ominous for the Championship outfit. They can't get a foothold early on and are being penned back deep into their own half.

Liverpool 0-0 Norwich

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3 mins: An early defensive lapse opens the door for Diogo Jota, with Norwich scrambling to recover as they deal with a subsequent corner.

A dominant start from the Reds, as you might expect.

Liverpool vs Norwich

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Klopp initially with his head bowed and hands pressed as the usual pre-match rendition of 'You'll Never Walk Alone' belts out around Anfield.

Always a spine-tingler of course, but that one hit a little different.

Underway in the game, with both sides in their familiar home strips - all red vs yellow and green.

Sam Barrott is the referee. Who will book their spot in the FA Cup fifth round?

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Liverpool vs Norwich

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A terrific reception for Klopp in the dugout, as you might expect on what is sure to be a highly-emotional afternoon at Anfield.

The two teams are out onto the pitch and we'll be underway shortly.


Fifth-round draw now coming at half-time

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ITV have confirmed that this afternoon's FA Cup fifth-round draw will now take place at HALF-TIME of today's Liverpool-Norwich tie.

That is due to the crowd trouble that forced the early Black Country derby between West Brom and Wolves at The Hawthorns to be suspended.

That game has since restarted and now finished, with Wolves winning 2-0, but there is not enough time left to squeeze in the draw before the game at Anfield gets underway.

Six Norwich changes from Leeds loss

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I make that six changes from the Norwich team that were edged out by Leeds at Elland Road in the Championship in midweek.

In come George Long, Grant Hanley, Sam McCallum, Onel Hernandez, Christin Fassnacht and Ashley Barnes.

Out go Angus Gunn, Shane Duffy, Dimitris Giannoulis, Jon Rowe, Josh Sargent and Borja Sainz.

Klopp picks strong Liverpool side

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As for the team news at Anfield, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dominik Szoboszlai and Andy Robertson are all on the Liverpool bench this afternoon.

Conor Bradley and Joe Gomez are the starting full-backs again, as they were for the Carabao Cup semi-final second-leg clash at Fulham on Wednesday, with Jarell Quansah still at centre-back and fellow teenager James McConnell lining up in midfield alongside Curtis Jones.

Diogo Jota is back into the attack at the expense of Luis Diaz, who is not involved.

Alisson and Ibrahima Konate also come in for Caoimhin Kelleher and captain Virgil van Dijk, who is among the substitutes along with youngsters such as Owen Beck and Bobby Clark.


West Brom-Wolves tie set to resume after crowd trouble

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It looks like West Brom-Wolves is due to restart imminently, so I'm guessing the draw will just be pushed back by 10 to 15 minutes or so. But we'll keep you fully updated here.

West Brom-Wolves clash suspended due to crowd trouble

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We're not sure at this stage if the FA Cup fifth-round draw is scheduled to be delayed or not.

Crowd trouble at The Hawthorns has led to the early Black Country derby between West Brom and Wolves being suspended with eight minutes plus stoppage time still to play.

A decision is set to be made soon on whether or not the match can restart.

That game is being shown on ITV1, as is the draw and Liverpool vs Norwich.

Norwich lineup

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Starting XI: Long, Stacey, Hanley, Gibson, McCallum, Nunez, McLean, Hernandez, Gabriel Sara, Fassnacht, Barnes

Subs: Sainz, Gibbs, Idah, Sorensen, Placheta, Gunn, Giannoulis, Fisher, Ansen

Liverpool lineup

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Starting XI: Alisson, Bradley, Konate, Quansah, Gomez, McConnell, Jones, Gravenberch, Jota, Gakpo, Nunez

Subs: Kelleher, Van Dijk, Diaz, Szoboszlai, Elliott, Robertson, Clark, Beck, Alexander-Arnold

Lineups on the way

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Just a few minutes away now from the official team news at Anfield.

Stay tuned!

Jurgen Klopp tributes

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As expected, the Jurgen Klopp tributes have started early on what is sure to be an emotional day at Anfield.

Klopp dog, anyone?!

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Wagner hails best friend Klopp's 'bravery' after Liverpool bombshell

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It is a curious quirk of fate that Jurgen Klopp's first game since announcing his shock summer departure from Liverpool should come against his best friend and former protege.

Norwich boss David Wagner was full of praise for his fellow German ahead of today's FA Cup tie, insisting his decision to step down showed real "personality, character and bravery" as he called Klopp the "best manager in the world".

Wagner said: "I wasn't surprised when he told me; I was happy for him.

"I know how hard and how difficult for him this decision was and it shows a lot of personality, character and bravery to make this decision.

"But only he knows what is best for him and altogether we know how exhausting and how challenging the business can be.

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"No one has more understanding for this decision as I do. If he knows it's best for him then I am happy for him.

"Our friendship developed to something more than friendship, he is like a family member.

"He will always help you out if there is something where you can lean on his shoulder, all the stuff you need in good times or less times, this is the relationship that we have. Luckily we can see each other one more time.

"For me, he is the best manager in the world."

FA Cup draw details

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As previously mentioned, the FA Cup fifth-round draw is scheduled to take place shortly before today's fourth-round game at Anfield live on ITV1, with a start time of around 2pm GMT.

Stick with us here for full live coverage of the draw, which will see both Liverpool and Norwich made aware of what would await them in the last 16 with a victory this afternoon.

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Liverpool vs Norwich prediction

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Anfield may well be expectant but it will nonetheless remain the fortress that Liverpool have made it into, with Norwich unlikely to be able to keep their supreme attack at bay.

Liverpool to win, 3-0.


Norwich team news

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Norwich's hopes of springing an FA Cup upset today and beating Liverpool for the first time in any competition since April 1994 have been hit by two key absences in attack.

American forward Josh Sargent has already played against both West Brom and Leeds this week after injury and David Wagner said he always planned to rest him for this game having prioritised the Canaries' push for the Championship play-offs.

Exciting young winger Jon Rowe is also out after breaking his hand in the 1-0 defeat by Leeds at Elland Road on Wednesday.

Norwich are also without centre-back Danny Batth on Merseyside this afternoon.


Liverpool team news

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Andy Robertson and Dominik Szoboszlai will both be vying to return for Liverpool today, likewise Trent Alexander-Arnold - though it could be that his comeback is against Chelsea on Wednesday night instead.

Thiago Alcantara, Stefan Bajcetic, Ben Doak, Joel Matip and Kostas Tsimikas are all still sidelined for the Reds, while Wataru Endo is still at the Asian Cup with Japan.

Mohamed Salah is now back at Liverpool receiving treatment for a hamstring injury suffered at the Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt.

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Where to watch Liverpool vs Norwich

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TV channel: In the UK, today's game will be televised live and free-to-air on ITV1, with coverage starting at 1:55pm.

Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live and for free online via the ITVX app and website.

Welcome to Liverpool vs Norwich and FA Cup draw live coverage

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The end of an era begins at Anfield this afternoon as Liverpool play for the first time since Jurgen Klopp's bombshell announcement that he will be leaving the club after almost nine years at the end of the season.

It is bound to be an emotional day on Merseyside as the Anfield crowd pay homage to one of their true managerial icons, with Championship play-off chasers Norwich facing the unenviable task of trying to spring a huge upset when the Reds players and fans alike are all together in an attempt to ensure that they maximise Klopp's chances of going out with as many trophies as possible.

It is perhaps fitting that today's opposition are led by David Wagner, Klopp's best friend and former right-hand man at Borussia Dortmund who is trying to steer Norwich back into the Premier League this season.

Kick-off today is at 2:30pm GMT, so follow all the latest team news, Klopp tributes and live updates, plus full coverage of the FA Cup fifth-round draw that is coming up shortly before the game.

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