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'Our boys and I will not collapse because we play at Anfield' - Farke bullish ahead of Liverpool bow

PUBLISHED: 10:38 09 August 2019 | UPDATED: 10:38 09 August 2019

Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke takes his side to Liverpool in the Premier League opener Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke takes his side to Liverpool in the Premier League opener Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Paul Chesterton

Daniel Farke is confident Norwich City will not suffer stage fright against Liverpool in Friday's epic Premier League opener.

The Championship winners go up against Jurgen Klopp's Champion League holders in a mouthwatering clash at Anfield that will be beamed right across the globe.

Farke admitted on Thursday he could sense the nerves among his squad in recent days, but is adamant they will step up.

"We have worked so hard for these type of games," he said. "It would be bad if there was no excitement about returning to the top level. It is good when you are a bit nervous. If you lose that on the top level there is something wrong. But we are not overwhelmed.

"Our boys or I will not collapse because we play at Anfield and shake Jürgen Klopp's hand, the game is business as usual. We have lads who have played for national teams on the highest level.

"I would say the mood is focused, concentrated.

"If you could chose then it would perhaps be better to play them between two Champions League fixtures when the focus is not there. That isn't going to be the case. I watched the second half of the Community Shield and I like Manchester City and how they play but in the second half just Liverpool were playing.

"They dominated the game so I didn't have the feeling they were not going to be prepared."

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