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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists his players will not take Norwich for granted in Sunday's vital Premier League clash.

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Brendan Rodgers: We'll show Norwich respect

Brendan Rodgers: We'll show Norwich respect

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It is a massive match for both clubs - Norwich are fighting for their Premier League lives, whilst Livepool are in pole position for their first top-flight title in 20 years.

Norwich's new boss Neil Adams - the former youth team coach - replaced Chris Hughton as manager earlier this month, and in his first match the Canaries were beaten by fellow relegation candidates West Brom.

The Liverpool boss said: "I felt for Chris Hughton because it's a difficult job. You go into a club and the objective certainly for Norwich I'm sure is to stay in the Barclays Premier League, and I think he was well on his way to doing that.

"He had some big results against big teams at home. Of course it was difficult away from home.

"The new coach has come in, he'll have worked at youth level, which is a great starting point for any coach.

"I had many years as a youth coach and you learn about systems and tactics, different ideas, and then you hope you have the courage and conviction when you get the opportunity under pressure to put those into place.

"They changed the shape of the team, played a diamond last weekend, and created some chances. They've got some good players and they'll see it as a game they really need to win.

"Obviously it's been difficult for them this season but we don't underestimate them, we'll respect them and know they are a threat.

"Carrow Road's a wonderful place to play football. We had a great result there last season so we'll hope to continue our good run against them."

Luis Suarez will look to continue one of the more remarkable Premier League scoring records.

Suarez has scored 11 goals in his last four games against Norwich, including hat-tricks on both his previous visits to Carrow Road.

In the home match in December, Suarez went one better and scored four times, and Rodgers says playing on his own up front - without the injured Daniel Sturridge - could make his even more dangerous.

Rodgers said: "I saw his three goals that he scored at Carrow Road before I came in and then obviously he's had four and three during my time here against Norwich.

"But I take most solace from what we do as a team. Luis plays that role really well, he's scored a big part of his goals up there on his own.

"He enjoys that role, the freedom and the space that it offers, and thankfully we've got other players that can score goals in the team. He's been fantastic and he will continue to be."

Liverpool are looking for an 11th straight Premier League win to keep their place at the top of the table with three games to play.

Watch Norwich play Liverpool live on Sky Sports 1, with coverage from 11.30am on Easter Sunday.

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