English Premier League: Liverpool smashes Norwich in a dominant 4-1 victory
Liverpool is now unbeaten in its last 13 games against Norwich City as it started its English Premier League campaign with a dominant 4-1 victory over the newly-promoted side.
In fairness, the disparity between the two clubs was clear before a ball was even kicked on Friday.
Liverpool is defending its UEFA Champions League trophy this season whilst chasing a 19th domestic title. Meanwhile, Norwich was playing in its first top flight game for three years.
An already challenging evening quickly became a lot more difficult for the underdogs as Scottish international Grant Hanley scored a calamitous own goal within the opening 10 minutes.
The experienced defender was one of only two Norwich players who had previously tasted life in the top flight but his error opened the door for an emphatic Liverpool win.
Egyptian star Mo Salah quickly doubled his side's lead before Virgil van Dijk and Divock Origi made it 4-0 at halftime.