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Reds cruise past Norwich in season opener

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk is back in the line-up. File Picture: Reuters, Lee Smith

Liverpool began their new Premier League season with an easy victory over newly promoted Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday evening.

NORWICH – Liverpool eased into the new Premier League season as goals by Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah earned them a 3-0 victory at promoted Norwich City on Saturday.

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

Norwich had their chances but once Jota gave Liverpool the lead in the 26th minute the visitors were in command.

Salah set up Firmino to make it 2-0 in the 65th minute and then sealed the points nine minutes later with a neat finish.


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