Liverpool have discovered that newly promoted Norwich City will be their opponents on matchday one of the new Premier League season after the fixtures were released on Thursday.
The Reds will host Daniel Farke’s Canaries at Anfield in a Friday night fixture on 9th August to kick off the new Premier League campaign.
It is a generous fixture for the European Champions, who will feel confident they can get their quest for a 19th league title off to the perfect start against one of the top flight’s new boys.
There have been some memorable games between Liverpool and Norwich over the last few years, with Luis Suarez, in particular, providing some magical moments in meetings with the Norfolk side.
In light of Thursday’s fixture release and to start the build-up to the 2019/20 season, we’ve decided to take a look back at the last ten clashes between Liverpool and Norwich, starting in 2004.
Liverpool 3-0 Norwich - (25/09/2004)
The Reds beat Norwich 3-0 at Anfield in the early weeks of the 2004/05 Premier League season.
Two quick-fire first-half goals from Milan Baros, who scored with a 25-yard strike, and Luis Garcia put Liverpool in charge before the break.
Eccentric striker Djibril Cisse added a third midway through the second half to wrap up the win, and the points, for Rafa Benitez’s side.
Norwich 1-2 Liverpool - (03/01/2005)
Liverpool completed the double over the Canaries that season with a 2-1 victory at Carrow Road in January 2005.
It was goalless at the half time break but second half strikes from Luis Garcia and left-back John Arne Riise, which came just six minutes apart, put Liverpool in charge.
Ryan Jarvis pulled one back for Norwich in the 88th minute with a long-range effort, but the Reds held on.
Liverpool 1-1 Norwich - (22/10/2011)
Norwich took a point away from Anfield in 2011 after what was a frustrating performance by Liverpool.
Craig Bellamy put the home side in front just before half time after a number of chances had been missed, however, it didn’t spark Liverpool into life in front of goal.
More opportunities were wasted before Grant Holt came off the bench and scored a header just minutes later for Norwich.
Kenny Dalglish’s side couldn’t find a way through again and were held to a draw.
Norwich 0-3 Liverpool - (28/04/2012)
This game saw the start of Luis Suarez’s torment of Norwich City, with the Uruguayan hitting a first hat-trick in a red shirt.
The first came after Steven Gerrard’s through-ball put him one-on-one with the keeper, and Suarez finished expertly past John Ruddy after 24 minutes.
He then slotted home from an acute angle for his second just four minutes later after a determined run down the right-wing, but the best of the lot was saved for last.
With under ten minutes of the match remaining, Suarez audaciously lobbed Ruddy from 45-yards to grab his third and score one of the Premier League’s most memorable goals.
Norwich 2-5 Liverpool - (29/09/2012)
Five months later, Suarez returned to Carrow Road and struck another three goals in a 5-2 win for Liverpool.
He opened the scoring after two minutes, and doubled the lead shortly before half-time with a shot brilliantly guided in with the outside of his boot.
Nuri Sahin made it three after 47 minutes, and Suarez secured the match ball again with a curled effort from the edge of the area ten minutes later.
A Leon Barnett own goal was sandwiched between consolation strikes from Steve Morison and Grant Holt as Liverpool ran out comfortable winners.
Liverpool 5-0 Norwich - (19/01/13)
Liverpool hit five past Norwich for the second successive game as the Reds put on a show at Anfield.
Jordan Henderson started things off with a controlled strike from the edge of the area before Suarez slotted home his customary goal against the Canaries.
Daniel Sturridge continued his good start to his Liverpool career by adding a third, before Steven Gerrard’s long-range effort made it four.
Ryan Bennett’s own goal 15 minutes from time added gloss to the result.
Liverpool 5-1 Norwich - (04/12/2013)
After only scoring once in the previous meeting, Suarez made up for it by putting four past John Ruddy later on that calendar year.
His first was a goal to rival the 45-yard strike at Carrow Road the season before, as he hit a volley from 40 yards that dipped over Ruddy and into the net.
Suarez then turned in a Philippe Coutinho corner before guiding a half-volley from outside the box past the helpless Norwich ‘keeper, clinching a first-half hat-trick.
The Uruguayan whipped in a free-kick for his and Liverpool’s fourth on 74 minutes, before Bradley Johnson headed in the visitors’ only goal.
Raheem Sterling finished things off with a goal in the 88th minute.
Norwich 2-3 Liverpool - (20/04/2014)
A much closer affair this time, with the stresses and strains of a title race impacting Liverpool’s performance.
Although, that wasn’t evident in the opening minutes of the game as Raheem Sterling scored with a thunderous shot before Suarez put the Reds 2-0 inside 11 minutes.
However, nerves then started to show and it eventually led to a goal when Gary Hooper tapped home following Simon Mignolet’s error on 54 minutes.
Sterling’s second restored the two goal cushion but Robert Snodgrass scored with a header to set up a tense end to the game, but Brendan Rodgers’ men just about got over the line.
Liverpool 1-1 Norwich - (20/09/2015)
Liverpool’s run of five consecutive wins over Norwich was brought to an end when they were held to a 1-1 draw in September 2015 – just two weeks before Brendan Rodgers was sacked.
Danny Ings, who had impressed since joining from Burnley in 2015, put the Reds 1-0 up early in the second half.
However, Russell Martin made the most of Simon Mignolet’s error to equalise after an hour.
Liverpool couldn’t find a winner as their poor start to the season continued.
Norwich 4-5 Liverpool - (23/01/16)
The last time the two sides met produced one of the most memorable Premier League games in recent times.
Roberto Firmino put Liverpool ahead, but a Dieumerci Mbokani back-heel and a Steven Naismith goal put Norwich 2-1 up at half-time.
Wes Hoolahan converted a penalty after 54 minutes to extend the advantage, but Jordan Henderson scored one minute later to make it 3-2.
Firmino scored a second to equalise before James Milner capitalised on a careless back pass to make it 4-3 after 75 minutes.
Sebastien Bassong’s driven effort looked to have rescued a point for Norwich in the 92nd minute, however, Adam Lallana had the last say as he guided the ball past Declan Rudd to score a dramatic 95th minute winner.