The opening of the Premier League sees the thrash of Liverpool Norwich

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Liverpool – Liverpool in Norwich, as soon as he was promoted, he taught a lesson on the opening night of the new one Premier League season with a 4-1 win at Anfield on Friday to score an early scorer in the title race.

The unlucky personal goal of captain Norwich Grant Hanley at just seven minutes set the tone for what could be a long season for the Canaries before Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Divock Origi scored 4-0 at half time.

Teemu Pukki pulled back a goal for Norwich in the second half while Liverpool took his foot off the break.

The European champions are aiming to finish a 30-year wait to win the Premier League after losing a single point at Manchester City last season despite accumulating a record 97 points.

Much more difficult tests await for Jurgen Klopp's men, but have resumed where they left off by winning the last nine Premier League games last season and raising a sixth European Cup in Madrid.

Origi was an unlikely hero of that triumph in the Champions League when he twice scored in the splendid semi-final 4-0 against Barcelona and again in the final on Tottenham.

The Belgian kept his place sideways while Sadio Mane was left on the bench after his international service efforts to reach the African Cup of Nations final with Senegal last month.

And it was from the cross of Origi that Hanley's wanton attack on an authorization flashed past Tim Krul in the Norwich gate.

Salah was also in action at AFCON, but his disappointment that Egypt had been dumped on national soil over the past 16 years by South Africa could be Liverpool's gain when he returned to the pre-season first expected.

Winner of the Golden Boot in each of the last two seasons, Salah opened his account for the season with a quiet finish from Roberto Firmino's passing in 19 minutes.

– Ranting Klopp – Despite a comfortable advantage, Klopp immediately broke into his players for lowering his guard as only a brilliant rescue by Alisson Becker prevented Marco Stiepermann from halving the Norwich deficit.

Seconds later and it was 3-0 when the terrible defense of Norwich was again exposed to leave Van Dijk free to return home from a corner of Salah.

Alisson then solved a suspected calf problem in the only downside of the night for Liverpool with Adrian making his debut a few days after joining the club with a free transfer.

The Spaniard managed to watch from the other side while Origi made the 4-0 with a simple header from Trent Alexander-Arnold's cross.

Liverpool could have accumulated more pain for the visitors at the start of the second half when Jordan Henderson hit the shot, Firmino threw a glorious chance on the back post and Salah barely curled up.

However, it was the Norwich adventure that was rewarded when a few moments after Moritz Leitner fired a shot at the bar, Pukki rushed to climb over Adrian.

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