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Liverpool 4-1 Norwich: Reds kick start Premier League season in style at Anfield

A well deserved win for the Reds, who have strolled to victory against one of the Premier League new boys.

They were not quite sparkling but never looked in doubt of the three points. Norwich have concerns to ponder but if they put in similar effort in their other 37 games this term, there is no reason why they cannot stay up.

Goals from Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Divock Origi were on target as Liverpool starts the new Premier League in style however Canaries forward Teemu Pukki netted a consolation goal for the newly promoted side.

MATCH FACTS AND STATS

Liverpool 4-3-3: Alisson (Adrian 39), Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino (Milner 86), Origi (Mane 74)

Subs not used: Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Shaqiri, Matip

Goals: Hanley (7, OG), Salah (19), Van Dijk (28), Origi (42)

Coach: Jurgen Klopp

Norwich 4-2-3-1: Krul; Lewis, Godfrey, Hanley, Aarons; Trybull (Hernandez 70), McLean, Cantwell, Stiepermann (Leitner 58), Buendia; Pukki (Drmic 83)

Subs not used: Byram, Roberts, Vrancic, Fahrmann

Goals: Pukki (64)

Yellows: Leitner, Buendia

Coach: Daniel Farke

Attendance: 53,333

Referee: Michael Oliver

Nevertheless, the real sour note for Liverpool was the loss of goalkeeper Alisson, who had to be replaced by debutant Adrian in the first half after appearing to sustain a hamstring injury taking a goal-kick.

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