Liverpool score four in first half to Ease past Norwich

Liverpool made an emphatic start to their 2019-20 Premier League campaign with a ruthless 4-1 demolition of newly-promoted Norwich City at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp's European champions did not need to hit top gear to see off the Canaries, who were punished for some naive defending despite showing promise in attack.

Grant Hanley gave the hosts the perfect start when he miscued an attempted clearance into his own net, with Mo Salah adding a composed second soon after.

Virgil van Dijk was then given too much room to nod home a left-wing corner before Divock Origi was left in acres of space to head in a fourth prior to half time.

Liverpool's biggest concern came when goalkeeper Alisson was forced off injured, with former West Ham stopper Adrian coming on to make his debut for the Merseysiders.

The Reds' new signing was rarely called into action but could not mark his bow with a clean sheet as Teemu Pukkisnared a deserved consolation for the away side just past the hour.

Next up, Liverpool face Chelsea in the European Super Cup on Wednesday before returning to league duty at Southampton on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Norwich will turn their attention to a home clash with Newcastle United

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