Just like they did in 2019/20, Norwich City will mark their return to the Premier League with a battle against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
Daniel Farke has spent big this summer to try to cement a spot in the top flight, and a good number of those new faces could well make their debuts in this one.
Here’s how the boss could line up…
Tim Krul (GK) – Despite the arrival of Angus Gunn this summer, Krul will likely get the chance to prove he deserves to keep his spot in the squad.
Max Aarons (RB) – Another transfer window is nearly done and Aarons remains a Norwich player. That’s a win for the Canaries.
Ben Gibson (CB) – Gibson started to get his career back on track with Norwich last season and will now be looking to prove himself as a Premier League player once again.
Grant Hanley (CB) – Hanley has spent a week in training after completing an isolation period, so there’s a good chance he retains his place in the starting lineup, but this spot could end up going to Christoph Zimmermann.
Dimitrios Giannoulis (LB) – Giannoulis did well enough on loan last season to earn himself an expensive permanent move to Carrow Road this year.
Lukas Rupp (CM) – Used largely as a winger during his first spell in the Premier League, Rupp is now shining in a central role and will likely play slightly ahead of his midfield partners.
Billy Gilmour (CM) – Gilmour has fond memories against Fabinho and will be eyeing another highlight reel moment against the Brazilian.
Pierre Lees-Melou (CM) – Lees-Melou could easily be one of the bargains of the season. His versatility and ability to create chances could make him a star very quickly.
Milot Rashica (RW) – A long-time target of some Premier League giants – including Liverpool – Rashica opted to join Norwich this summer and will be looking to justify those links to the top.
Teemu Pukki (ST) – Pukki isn’t fully fit after a positive COVID-19 diagnosis but has been back in training over the past week and could get the nod over Adam Idah and new boy Josh Sargent.
Todd Cantwell (LW) – An ankle injury has disrupted Cantwell’s pre-season, but he’s been training for the past few days and should be fit enough to start here.