The best photos as Liverpool open season with win vs. Norwich

9 August 2019

Liverpool thumped Norwich 4-1 at Anfield on Friday night, getting their 2019/20 Premier League season off to a flying start.


After over two months without real football, it returned with a bang.

The Kop welcomed back the European Champions, with a new addition to the immortals banner and mosaic pre-match to commemorate ‘number 6’. ‘Please welcome the Champions of Europe’ announced the tannoy as the teams arrived on the pitch.

Mohamed Salah opened his account for the campaign in inch-perfect fashion, linking sublimely with Man of the Match Roberto Firmino.

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)

Virgil van Dijk headed home Andy Robertson‘s corner to make it 3-0, but Alisson‘s calf injury forced him off in the first half, causing obvious concern.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, August 9, 2019: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk celebrates scoring the third 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)

A scan will take place on Saturday to find out the severity of the issue.

The injury did at least give Adrian a surprise debut, though – making his first Premier League appearance since May 2018.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, August 9, 2019: Liverpool's goalkeeper Adrián San Miguel del Castillo applauds the supporters after the opening FA Premier League match of the season between Liverpool FC and Norwich City FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 4-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

There was still time for Divock Origi to add a fourth before half-time, finding the net from a beautiful Trent Alexander-Arnold cross, as Liverpool delivered a first half masterclass.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, August 9, 2019: Liverpool's Divock Origi scores the fourth 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)

After the break, things were far more low-key, with Teemu Pukki pulling a deserved goal back for the talented visitors.

The sight of Sadio Mane returning to action was the highlight of the second half.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, August 9, 2019: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp (L) and Sadio Mane after the opening FA Premier League match of the season between Liverpool FC and Norwich City FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 4-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Next up for Liverpool is Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup clash with Chelsea in Istanbul, as the Reds look to win their first ‘trophy’ of the season.

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