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Norwich City’s Alex Tettey is happy to avoid the scourge of Liverpool old boy Luis Suarez

07:45 18 September 2015

Norwich City midfielder Alex Tettey is happy not to be facing Luis Suarez at Anfield this weekend. 
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Norwich City midfielder Alex Tettey is happy not to be facing Luis Suarez at Anfield this weekend. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Alex Tettey admits avoiding the scourge of Luis Suarez is a major plus for Norwich City ahead of the Premier League trip to Liverpool.

The FC Barcelona hitman inflicted major damage on the Canaries in their last top flight spell, scoring 11 goals in five games and becoming the first Liverpool striker in history to plunder three league hat-tricks against the same opponent.

Tettey was part of that carnage, and Suarez’s departure to Catalonia can only boost the chances of Alex Neil’s current crop.

“We are very happy Luis Suarez is not at Liverpool right now,” said the Norwegian international. “It is good Liverpool sold him because it seemed like every time we played them when we were in the Premier League the last time he seemed to score three or four goals. If you take away three or four goals then maybe they only manage to score one or we keep a clean sheet and we score more than them. It gives you goose bumps to go to Anfield and play in a stadium like that.”

Tettey is not fooled by the mounting pressure around Brendan Rodgers and his players after a lacklustre start to the domestic season.

“It is a little bit unfair. Liverpool is a big team and they will always get pressure from the media if they are not winning games,” he said. “I don’t think that helps us in that way. We have to go there and be at our best to get anything because they are good players. If we do not play our best football then we won’t get anything. We have to be strong, don’t allow Liverpool to play their game and see if we can keep a clean sheet. This is what we as players wanted last season; to play against the best in the league. I am personally looking forward to the game.

“It is going to be a tough battle. They have good midfielders who like the ball and who are very good in possession.”

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14 comments

  • Baassong can handle Benteke. BR team selection yesterday suggests he is worried about the consequences of losing. Liverpool go one down and the kop get on there backs and it won't just be the game they lose. Would be a pleasure to oblige.

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    twopips

    Friday, September 18, 2015

  • Is Chris Mugglestone a nom de plume for City Man? A similar mangling of the English language.

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    Burtie

    Friday, September 18, 2015

  • We live close to Murcia DJ, we don't tend to come back to the UK much, our families tend visit here for obvious weather reasons. I have the player too but now we are back in the Prem all games should be streamed, hopefully. Yep the ferries have caused problems for our deliveries out here too, really slowed things down.

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    spanishcanary

    Friday, September 18, 2015

  • Hopefully the player who have played Liverpool before will remember the last visit to An field where despite loosing we gave them a real run for their money. 3-2 at an awful time for the team and with one if the best Liverpool sides for decades, who knows what we can manage Sunday.

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    Chris Mugglestone

    Friday, September 18, 2015

  • SpanCan, yes still based in Brussels. I have a CanaryPlayer subscription so if I can't get a stream, I listen on there. I managed a respectable 9 games last season travelling over but won't manage that many this. Toying with the cup match next week but channel crossing reliability has been awful this year for various reasons. Whereabouts are you?

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Friday, September 18, 2015

  • I would love to see us get something at Anfield on Sunday. I went to the game there three seasons ago when under Paul Lambert. Was sitting amongst the Liverpool fans and they were awful and merciless towards some of their players, especially Jordan Henderson. Bellamy got a goal for them just before half time but Grant Holt, coming on as a sub, headed in an equaliser from Pilkington's cross - Grant's best goal for Norwich in my opinion - as he reeled away he left Pepe Reina and two defenders, Carragher and Skrtel if I remember correctly, spread-eagled on the ground. A classic goal and the Liverpool fans were arrogantly dismissive against Norwich that day - I sat quiet and enjoyed the day!! Similar outcome or better on Saturday would be great.

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    Kent Anglian

    Friday, September 18, 2015

  • Hi DJ, are you still based overseas? Where do you listenwatch the games when you cant get home?

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    spanishcanary

    Friday, September 18, 2015

  • DJ_F, so just listening in on the wireless then . . . . does the Norfolk Cambs border receive DAB signal yet? I recall you mentioned it once. Are Stoke, Sunderland and West Brom still your tips for relegation? I'm intrigued by opinions

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    ole tommy buster custard

    Friday, September 18, 2015

  • Harve, I don't think he'll need to do that. I reckon the odds on him getting one before that are pretty high!

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Friday, September 18, 2015

  • Harve if he does it like that I'll be more than happy! Forgot about the Cup match.

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    el dingo

    Friday, September 18, 2015

  • A personal plea to Alex Tettey: Don't get booked mate we need you in the side! He was immense against Bournemouth.

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    el dingo

    Friday, September 18, 2015

  • What are the odds on Tettey needlessly kicking the ball away at a Liverpool free kick with two minutes to go so he picks up his 5th yellow card and misses the WBA league cup game and is back for West Ham in the league next week?

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    Harve Volley

    Friday, September 18, 2015

  • tommy, give it a rest - tiresome. And yes, I've been there before and won't be there Sunday. Lots of talk about danger of Benteke but personally I would worry more about Origi if selected. Having seen those plus Lukaku for the national team, Origi looks the more mobile and effective option. Coutinho is the real danger though. Hopefully not our new Suarez.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Friday, September 18, 2015

  • It's about time Norwich beat Liverpool .... It's been a while me thinks......come on city

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    True yellow

    Friday, September 18, 2015

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