LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, August 9, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah scores the second goal during the opening FA Premier League match of the season between Liverpool FC and Norwich City FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Back with a bang”, “Bobby unplayable” – Liverpool fans react to 4-1 win over Norwich

Liverpool cruised to a 4-1 opening-day victory over Norwich on Friday night, and although fans were delighted, Alisson‘s injury caused concern.

Liverpool 4-1 Norwich

Premier League, Anfield
August 9, 2019

Goals: Hanley OG 7′, Salah 19′, Van Dijk 28′, Origi 42′; Pukki 64′

Jurgen Klopp‘s side returned to Anfield for the first time since lifting the European Cup, but didn’t rest on their laurels, producing a scintillating attacking display to cruise to a straightforward win.

Grant Hanley’s own goal got the ball rolling, before efforts from Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Divock Origi put Liverpool 4-0 up at half-time.

Teemu Pukki pulled a goal back in a low-key second half, but it was still a positive night for Klopp’s men, barring Alisson‘s first-half injury.

Here’s how Liverpool fans reacted to the result on Twitter, Facebook and on our forums.


The performance was largely applauded, even thought it fizzled out slightly…


“Great first half, switched off in the second half but still early days. Well played.”

Ali Ahmed Fadel on Facebook.

“The lads are firing at 60% of ability. I am absolutely made up with how we’ve looked tonight.”

Foldy on the forums.




A number of players shone, but Firmino earned the most praise…

“Bobby unplayable.”

Alright Now on the forums.


Alisson’s injury gave cause for concern, but debutant Adrian received support…

“Gutted that Alisson has a knock. Hopefully nothing serious!”

Kwala on the forums.


The Reds’ defending wasn’t wholly convincing, particularly when it came to Trent…

“Bring back Matip and rotate Trent and Gomez at full-back.”

Paul Heffernan on Facebook.

“Trent is still very, very young, one day he is a liability, next day the best RB in the world. He will learn and develop to be more consistent.”

Livvy on the forums.


And thoughts then turned to the UEFA Super Cup…