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Daniel Farke: Opening fixture at Liverpool does not faze us

13 June 2019

Daniel Farke says his Norwich City aren't scared by the prospect of taking on European champions Liverpool on the opening weekend of the 2019-20 Premier League season.

City and Liverpool kickstart the season on Friday, August 9 with their match at Anfield kicking off at 8pm live on Sky Sports.

Jurgen Klopp's side finished second behind Manchester City in the top-flight last season and went on to win the Champions League for the sixth time in their history by beating Tottenham Hotspur in the final last month.

Speaking exclusively to canaries.co.uk, Farke said: "It's an exciting game for our supporters and the whole Club. 

"We are not naive. We know it's probably the toughest fixture you can get on your first game. They are Champions of Europe so that makes them the best team in Europe, probably the world.

"They have an unbelievable stadium with world-class players and a world-class manager and they'll be desperate to get their party started.

"But we are not scared. We want to play against the best teams. We've worked extremely hard for his opportunity to be competitive against the top teams in the country and we will be greedy to bring our football onto the pitch.

"We worked so hard in the recent months and played over 50 games last season. We don't want to just enjoy the moments against the top teams, we want to reward our supporters with good football and good results. We are focused on the job."

As well as Liverpool, the Canaries face Chelsea and Man City in their opening five games and Farke believes his young side are looking forward to the challenges that await in the early phase of the season.

"I don't want to analyse the fixtures too much. You never know when is the best moment to play each team.

"We have a tough start against some of the best teams in Europe and it's a big task for my young team, but they are greedy to succeed.

"We want to win points against the best and I think we will learn a lot from our first few games."

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