Liverpool fan Andre Wisdom plays it cool over Norwich City’s Everton clash

Andre Wisdom takes on Jose Manuel Jurado at Vicarage Road on Saturday. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Fo

Andre Wisdom takes on Jose Manuel Jurado at Vicarage Road on Saturday. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The chance to face Everton for Norwich City on Saturday is not lost on boyhood Liverpool fan, Andre Wisdom.

The 22-year-old defender is spending the season at Carrow Road and while Premier League rules mean he won't face his parent club for the Canaries, he can play their Merseyside rivals.

In-form Everton are City's visitors for Saturday's 12.45pm kick-off, although Wisdom has already featured against the Toffees this term – suffering a late knee injury in the Capital One Cup exit on penalties at Goodison Park in October.

'Yeah, it'll have a little bit of added significance because I'm a Liverpool fan – so obviously I don't like Everton,' smiled Wisdom.

'It's always good to play and if I get that opportunity again to play on Saturday, I'll take it with both hands. But I'll approach it in the same way I do every game, whether it was Everton or another team.


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'So yes, it's always good to get the opportunity to play against big teams in the Premier League or any game, to get the opportunity to try to improve and work on my game.'

Wisdom has already acknowledged his eagerness to be involved at Liverpool next season after a year of development with Norwich.

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And the defender is not short of people telling him what he should do to work and improve on his game – the art is to pick and choose who he should listen to.

'All my boys are always texting me every week, about the games and what I should do and what I shouldn't have done,' added Wisdom.

'I'm from a footballing background in my social life as well, so I've always got a lot of support from my friends and my peers.

'It's the coaches I listen to of course – they are coaches for a reason. I just try to be mentally strong and I know when I've done something wrong or if I'm doing something right, to keep working on it to improve it and work on my weaknesses as well.

'So I'll just listen to the coaches and tell myself what I know I need to do and what not to do.'

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