An unfortunate own goal by Grant Hanley in the 7th minute got things rolling for Liverpool and it was all one-sided from then. Mo Salah got on the scoresheet in the 19th minute before assisting Van Dijk from a corner in the 28th minute.
Liverpool’s excellent start took a bump in the 39th minute when Alisson went down injured after taking a goal kick. The Brazilian had to be taken off and was replaced with Adriann, who was signed on a free transfer on Monday.
Divock Origi, whose cross resulted in the 1st goal, got on the scoresheet in the 42nd minute to make it 4-0 for the Reds. Norwich did well in the 2nd half and did not concede a single goal. They did manage to pull one back thanks to a superb finish by Teemu Pukki in the 64th minute.
Norwich fans were delighted with the performance of their players in the 2nd half, that they were singing ‘1-0 in the second half’ towards the end of the game.
Here are the player ratings for the game:
|Alisson – 7||Krul – 5|
|Alexander-Arnold – 7.5||Aarons – 5.5|
|Gomez – 8||Hanley – 4|
|Van Dijk – 8.5||Godfrey – 4.5|
|Robertson – 7.5||Lewis – 5|
|Fabinho – 7.5||Trybull – 4.5|
|Henderson – 7||McLean – 5|
|Wijnaldum – 6||Buendia – 6|
|Salah – 9||Stiepermann – 6|
|Firmino – 8.5||Cantwell – 5.5|
|Origi – 8||Pukki – 7|
|Adrian – 6||Leitner – 6|
|Mane – 7||Hernandez – 5|
|Milner – N/A||Drmic – 5|