Liverpool kicked off their 2021-22 Premier League campaign in style by securing all the 3 points against the newly promoted Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday.
Starting the campaign away from home, Liverpool took just 25 minutes into the game to break the deadlock. As the Portugues international Diogo Jota tapped in a shot from 10 yards from a ball scrolling down to his feet from Mohamed Salah. Thus, providing the Reds with a lead of 1 goal into halftime.
While the second half was a story about the performance of the Premier League opening day specialist Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian international adding two assists and a goal to his telly to wrap up the match and helping his side in securing 3 points. Moreover, in doing so Salah became the first-ever player in the Premier League history to score on 5 successive opening days.
It was a perfect start for Jurgen Klopp’s side as they not only won the match but also kept a clean sheet as well. Moreover, Roberto Firmino also found himself back among the goals, scoring a tap in assisted by the player of the match Mohamed Salah.
Meanwhile, the new joining Ibrahima Konate is yet to make his mark for the Reds and he is expected to start in the next game.
Norwich City 0-3 Liverpool: Post Match Reaction
The Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s seemed quite happy with the result on match day 1 of the Premier League. Speaking about the performance of the former Premier League champions, Jurgen Klopp said
“I’m really happy but it’s good, you win 3-0 and you know you have to improve that, improve that, improve that and we can improve that and some things will be better because we have a week more time.”
Commenting about the performance of the player of the match Klopp said
“I assume he knew about it and wanted to score, extra motivation! Mo is Mo. When the competition starts he goes into the next gear.”
To sum up it was all smiles on the face of the Reds manager. He looked happy seeing Virgil van Dijk back on the pitch again. Further, he looked impressed with the performance of Andy Robertson‘s substitute left-back Konstantinos Tsimikas.
Whats next for Liverpool?
Next up for Liverpool is way to Anfield, as they get ready to welcome Burnley for their first home game of the season. It will be nearly a year and four months in counting when Liverpool last played with full crowed at Anfield in the Premier League.