But the Canaries have struggled other than that, winning only one of their last six games across all competitions while losing their previous three contests.
At the end of a long but thoroughly exciting goalless stalemate, Liverpool triumphed over on penalties in the final of the League Cup.
Given Matip and Van Dijk's experience they should get the nod over Joe Gomez and Ibrahima Konaté even if the other two looked slightly sharper in pre-season.
I'm sure there's a little bit in Van Dijk wanting that mantle as the best defender in the Premier League, and for me, he's one of the best I've ever seen.
The onus will thus be on Teemu Pukki, Josh Sargent and Milot Rashica to be at their efficient best in and around the Liverpool box to somehow clinch a shock win in the FA Cup fifth round.
Norwich City, who sit at the bottom of the Premier League table, have lost all of their last three matches.