The thrilling victory over rivals Manchester City saw Liverpool become title favourites for the first time this season, bet365 pricing the Reds at 8/15 to be crowned champions earlier in the week, just after City’s Sunderland slip-up.
According to skipper Steven Gerrard “four cup finals” now stand between Brendan Rodgers’s charges and the Premier League trophy, with Sunday’s trip to Norwich the first of that quartet of critical encounters.
Inevitably, Liverpool are strong favourites at Carrow Road, where Ladbrokes chalk them up at 2/5 and it’s 8/1 with BetVictor for the relegation-threatened Canaries to stun the Reds by sending them home empty-handed.
At this stage of the campaign, a stalemate (4/1, Stan James) wouldn’t be the best result for Rodgers’s buoyant side but it’s an outcome that might attract one of two nervous Liverpool fans given that Neil Adams’s team are desperately trying to avoid the drop.
Bet365 post 5/1 against a score draw and it’s 10/1 at Winner.com to finish one each but the Reds have notched an impressive 18 times in four consecutive victories over Norwich and it’s hard to see the goal-shy hosts halting Liverpool’s momentum.
Skybet go 3/1 about an away win by a one-goal margin, for punters sensing that Rodgers’s men will be pushed hard by the battling Canaries and it’s 9/1 at BetVictor for the league leaders to finish on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline. In terms of goals meanwhile, Luis Suarez, who was at the centre of controversy at Anfield last weekend, is 3/1 (Paddy Power) to break the deadlock.