Daniel Farke admits to Canaries naivety


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Daniel Farke took some positives from Norwich City’s opening 4-1 loss at Liverpool in the Premier League and has vowed to accept the lessons learned.

The Canaries found themselves four adrift by half-time against the European champions at Anfield. Despite fashioning some decent first-half chances of their own, the game was over as a contest at the break. Farke’s side produced a spirted second-half effort, with Teemu Pukki scoring the only goal to leave the scoreline respectable at the end.

“We will speak about the lessons we have to learn. We were a bit naive for their third and fourth goals, but to be honest we were unbelievably unlucky for the first two goals, with an own goal and a three-time deflected ball that ended at the feet of Mo Salah,” Farke said.

“But we had more chances and more shots on the goal and we won the second half, so there were lots of positive things to take.”

Looking ahead to Newcastle United at Carrow Road on Saturday, the German coach sees plenty to work on as Norwich go in search of their first points. “Each and every game is important for our development,” he said.

“We’ll be disappointed for one or two days, but it’s also important to take out of this game the things we did very well. Big teams have lost [at Anfield], so we don’t have to hide after this result, especially after this performance.”

Norwich are 2.20 to beat Newcastle. The Magpies are 3.30 and the draw is 3.40.

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