Norwich v Liverpool player ratings: Gilmour 5, Rupp 4; Salah 9, Van Dijk 7

Reds cruise to comfortable opening victory at Carrow Road

Liverpool cruised into the new Premier League season as goals from Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah earned them a 3-0 victory at promoted Norwich City.

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

"It was a tough game for many reasons and 3-0 sounds comfortable," said Van Dijk, who signed a new contract with the Anfield club this week.

"It's about getting into normal habits, shouting at your teammates, repetition. I've made great steps in pre-season and this was another big step today."

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Updated: August 15th 2021, 3:47 AM