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Saturday, 10 August 2019

Liverpool wins 4-1 at Norwich to open Premier League season

Mohamed Salah,  Moritz Leitner
LIVERPOOL

Liverpool taught the lesson to the new Norwich promotion at the opening night of the new Premier League season, with a 4-1 victory at Anfield on Friday, quickly marking the title.

Captain Norwich Grant Hanley's unfortunate goal of just seven minutes sets the tone for what could be a long season for the Canaries before Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Divock Origi reach the score at 4-0 in the middle of the season. time.

Teemu Pukki scored a goal for Norwich in the second half as Liverpool pulled out after the break.

The European champions aim to put an end to their 30-year wait to win the Premier League after missing a point behind Manchester City last season, when they had amassed 97 points.

Jurgen Klopp's men will face much tougher tests, but they have taken over by winning their last nine Premier League matches last season and winning a sixth European Cup in Madrid.


Origi was an unlikely hero of the Champions League triumph as he scored twice in the magnificent 4-0 semi-final victory over Barcelona and again in the final against Tottenham.

The Belgian kept his place in the group while Sadio Mane was left on the bench after his international efforts to reach the final of the African Cup of Nations with Senegal last month.

And it's from Origi's center that Hanley's savage hacking has cleared Tim Krul for Norwich's purpose.

Salah was also in action at the CAN, but his disappointment with Egypt, which had been rejected at home in the last 16 by South Africa, could be a win for Liverpool as he returned in season earlier than expected.

Winner of the Golden Boot in the last two seasons, Salah opened his account for the season with a serene end of the match after a pass from Roberto Firmino after 19 minutes.

Despite a comfortable lead, Klopp quickly blamed his players for dropping their guard, with only a brilliant save from Alisson Becker preventing Marco Stiepermann from halving Norwich's deficit.

A few seconds later and the score was 3-0 while Norwich's frightful defense was exposed again and left Van Dijk free to return home after a corner of Salah.

Alisson then stopped with a suspected calf problem in the only negative point of the night for Liverpool with Adrian who was going to debut a few days after joining the club free transfer.

The Spaniard was able to look at the other end when Origi raised the score to 4-0 thanks to a single header from Trent Alexander-Arnold's center.

Liverpool could have hurt visitors even more early in the second period when Jordan Henderson hit the goal, Firmino missed a great opportunity at the back post and Salah closed the loop.

However, it's the Norwich adventure that has been rewarded. Moments after Moritz Leitner gets into the bar, Pukki jumps on the ground to punch Adrian.

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