Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Norwich midfielder Alex Tettey primed for Liverpool clash

Published 19/09/2015

Alex Tettey knows Norwich face a difficult test at Liverpool
Alex Tettey knows Norwich face a difficult test at Liverpool

Midfielder Alex Tettey acknowledges Sunday's trip to Liverpool represents Norwich's biggest test since returning to the Barclays Premier League.

The Canaries have acquitted themselves well so far this season, accumulating seven points from five games to sit ninth - above their opponents on goal difference.

But Tettey is under no illusions as to how difficult this game will be, particularly given City have shipped five goals on their last two visits.

He told the club's official website, www.canaries.co.uk: "It's been a good start for us but we'd like to have more than seven points.

"The fact we're disappointed by that shows how well we've done. We've played some good stuff so far this season and we're looking to push on now.

"We have ambitions to do well and to win games. Against Liverpool we know we have to be at our best to get something from the game.

"It's important for us to be strong defensively but also to cause them some problems. It's probably our biggest test since we've been back in the Premier League.

"Liverpool are a very good team and it will give us a glimpse of where we are as a team. It will be tough but this is what we worked so hard last year for.

"We want to test ourselves against the best players in the league. They have good midfielders who can keep the ball but personally I'm really looking forward to going against them."

Norwich have striker Lewis Grabban back in the squad after his club suspension while defender Steven Whittaker returns after being banned for the win over Bournemouth.

The Scotland international is expected to start with loanee Andre Wisdom ineligible against his parent club while forward Gary Hooper (ankle ligaments) is sidelined for a number of weeks.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph