‘We are not scared’ - Bullish Farke relishes Liverpool Premier League opener
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Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke insists the Canaries will look forward to a daunting visit to European champions Liverpool in a mouthwatering Premier League kick off on August 9.
Farke is unfazed about the prospect of facing compatriot Jurgen Klopp's Reds on the opening weekend of the top flight season.
"It's an exciting game for our supporters and the whole club," he said. "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 this opportunity to be competitive against the top teams in the country and we will be greedy to bring our football onto the pitch.
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"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."
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"I don't want to analyse the fixtures too much. You never know when is the best moment to play each team," said Farke, speaking to the club's official site.
"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."