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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

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 Manchester City 23 +41 57
2 Liverpool 21 +37 45
3 Chelsea 23 +28 44
4 Manchester United 22 +6 38
5 West Ham United 23 +10 37
6 Tottenham Hotspur 19 +4 36
7 Arsenal 20 +8 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 +3 34
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 0 29
10 Aston Villa 21 -4 26
11 Leicester City 19 -3 25
12 Southampton 22 -8 25
13 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
14 Brentford 23 -12 23
15 Leeds United 21 -16 22
16 Everton 20 -11 19
17 Norwich City 22 -32 16
18 Newcastle United 21 -22 15
19 Watford 20 -17 14
20 Burnley 17 -11 11