Norwich v Liverpool: Match facts and trivia

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Kenny Dalglish has proclaimed that Liverpool’s visit to Carrow Road this weekend sums up the contrasting league aspirations and form of both teams this season.

Liverpool dominated the Anfield game, only to see their inability to kill the game leading to a Grant Holt equaliser.

Speaking to Dalglish said: "It was a mirror image of most of the games we've played there.

"We had many opportunities and either the goalkeeper made a magnificent save or we hit the bar and the post. We had plenty of chances."

Dalglish denied that the FA Cup final is proving a distraction to his squad.

"We'll concentrate on every game we've got before then and try our best to get what we can from them," he said.

"Nobody's happy with the results but we've not been too disappointed with the performances."

Match facts:

-Liverpool have lost nine of their last 15 games, winning a trifling total of three.

-Liverpool’s opponents have been permitted a mere 120 shots on target. This is less than any other Premier League team this season.

-During their last two visits to Carrow Road, the Reds have won both games 2-1.

-The Canaries have conceded just 18 percent of their goals from set pieces. This is the lowest proportion in the Premier League.

-Combative Grant Holt leading the line has ensured that Norwich have scored the most headed goals in the Premier League.

-Relegated Wolverhampton Wanderers are the only team to have picked up less points than the Reds in 2012.

- Kenny Dalglish’s men have suffered some rotten luck this season, smashing opposition goalposts 30 times. This is more than any other Premier League team.

-The Canaries have struck a post seven times, which is one more than Owen Coyle’s Bolton Wanderers on six.

- Paul Lambert’s side have failed to keep a clean sheet in 11 games and won two of their last ten top flight games.

-With a conversion rate of a mere nine percent of shots to goals, Liverpool’s record in this category is the lowest in the Premier League.

-These two sides mustered 16 shots on target between them in the reverse fixture which ended as a 1-1 draw.

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