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2021-22 English Premier League
  • Diogo Jota (26')
  • Roberto Firmino (65')
  • Mohamed Salah (74')

Liverpool ease to victory over Norwich City to open Premier League season

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Liverpool kicked off their 2021-22 Premier League campaign with a straightforward win over Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday.

Doigo Jota fired Liverpool in front in the 26th minute, firing a low drive past Norwich keeper Tim Krul to stake Jurgen Klopp's side to a half-time lead.

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Liverpool doubled their lead in the second half when Roberto Firmino redirected a Mohammed Salah assist past Krul in the 65th minute to make it 2-0.

Salah put the Reds up by three soon after, settling a poor clearance from Norwich after a corner and curling a lovely shot into the back of the net to seal the three points for Liverpool.

With defensive linchpin Virgil van Dijk back after nine months out with a serious knee injury, Liverpool enjoyed a relatively trouble-free evening.

"It was a tough game for many reasons and 3-0 sounds comfortable," Van Dijk said after the game. "It's about getting into normal habits, shouting at your teammates, repetition. I've made great steps in pre-season and this was another big step today."

Next up for Liverpool is a home match against Burnley on Aug. 15, while Norwich face Manchester City at the Etihad on the same day.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Chelsea 9 +20 22
2 Manchester City 9 +16 20
3 Liverpool 8 +16 18
4 West Ham United 9 +6 17
5 Brighton & Hove Albion 9 0 15
6 Tottenham Hotspur 9 -4 15
7 Manchester United 8 +6 14
8 Everton 9 +1 14
9 Leicester City 9 0 14
10 Arsenal 9 -3 14
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 0 13
12 Brentford 9 +2 12
13 Aston Villa 9 -2 10
14 Watford 9 -5 10
15 Crystal Palace 9 -3 9
16 Southampton 9 -4 8
17 Leeds United 9 -8 7
18 Burnley 9 -8 4
19 Newcastle United 9 -9 4
20 Norwich City 9 -21 2