Liverpool dominated the Premier League season opener against Norwich City, taking the match 4-1 with all four scores coming in the first half.
The Reds were able to sit back in the second half as they coasted to an easy win in their first match of the 2019-20 season.
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.
As for Norwich City, they could not get anything going, essentially from the start as the first goal in their return to the Premier League was an own-goal off the leg of captain Grant Hanley in the seventh minute.
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The first-half performance did come at a price for Liverpool as goalkeeper Alisson left the game in the 39th minute with an injury.
He was able to walk off under his own power although a stretcher was brought onto the pitch for him.
In his absence, backup keeper Adrian put up a fine performance, recording some solid saves despite letting in one goal in the second half on a one-on-one situation.
Jurgen Klopp’s team was able to control the pace throughout the contest, holding possession for 59 minutes and beating Norwich City in just about every statistical category.
The Reds will face tougher competition during the season but the season-opening domination bodes well for the defending UEFA Champions League winners.