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Naismith eager to get one over Liverpool at Norwich

Former Everton frontman Steven Naismith is ready to help fire new club Norwich to victory against Liverpool in Saturday's early kick-off, should he get the go ahead from manager Alex Neil.

The Scotland international completed his switch from Merseyside to Norfolk earlier this week, for fee reported to be around £8million.

The 29-year-old would relish an opportunity to put one past the Reds if given the nod by Neil, whom he played against during their time in Scotland.

Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Naismith said:

Speaking to the manager here, I am going to get an opportunity to play which I need to prove I am worth, then once you get that chance I need to do well to stay in the team and I am relishing that opportunity. Just being involved is great, it is a nice coincidence that it (his first match) is against Liverpool.

It will be a tough game, one which we need to be ready for from the off, they have some great players, but at home especially Norwich have looked very strong in all their games, so I am looking forward to hopefully being involved in some way.

I scored my first goal (for Everton) against them, so if I could replicate that, it would be another good start.

– Everton winger Steven Naismith

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Football transfer rumours: Liverpool target Vardy

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy is on Liverpool's radar. Credit: PA

Liverpool are supposedly the new favourites to sign Leicester City's red-hot striker Jamie Vardy this summer. (Star)

Deposed manager Jose Mourinho is readying himself to take over at Manchester United and has sounded out some of his staff about the prospect of rejoining him at Old Trafford. (Sun)

Barcelona have made 25-year-old Arsenal and Wales star Aaron Ramsey one of their top transfer targets for the summer. (Express)

Chelsea want Crystal Palace's Scott Dann to replace John Terry. (Mirror)

Newcastle United are planning a raid for another Swansea star, in the shape of forward Bafetimbi Gomis. (Mail)

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Liverpool manager vows to keep faith with young team

Jurgen Klopp has promised to field another shadow side for Liverpool's FA Cup replay with Exeter.

Klopp is putting his faith in Liverpool's young players. Credit: PA

Liverpool avoided their first FA Cup defeat to fourth-tier opposition when Brad Smith salvaged a 2-2 draw for Klopp's kids with a 72nd-minute equaliser on Friday night.

The seven-time winners survived in the competition but the downside is yet another match, but this hasn’t perusaded Klopp to field a more experienced outfit in the replay.

He said:

The situation doesn't change, we will play the same team. We have to see the young players, I can't change it. We have to give intensity to different players. We have to do this and accept what happens in the FA Cup.

– Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
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