Liverpool beat Norwich 4-1 in Premier League opener

Liverpool beat Norwich 4-1 in Premier League opener

Liverpool raised the curtain on the new Premier League season with a 4-1 thrashing of newly-promoted Norwich at Anfield on Friday Night Football.

The European champions, who missed out on the title last season by a single point, rarely got out of second gear, racing into a four-goal lead at the break courtesy of strikes from Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Divock Origi and a Grant Hanley own goal.

Norwich offered little resistance on a sobering return to the top-flight for Daniel Farke’s side, but Teemu Pukki gave the travelling fans something to cheer with a consolation midway through the second half.

Liverpool lost goalkeeper Alisson Becker to injury just before half-time, the only negative for Jurgen Klopp had to contend with as the Reds issued an early statement of intent at the start of their bid to end their 30-year wait for the title.

With Sky Sports report