Saturday, 14 August 2021 21:02

Liverpool ease to victory over Norwich City,thanks to Jota, Salah and Firmino.

Staff Reporter.

Liverpool kicked off their 2021-22 Premier League campaign with a straightforward win over Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday.

Doigo Jota fired Liverpool in front in the 26th minute, firing a low drive past Norwich keeper Tim Krul to stake Jurgen Klopp's side to a half-time lead

Liverpool doubled their lead in the second half when Roberto Firmino redirected a Mohammed Salah assist past Krul in the 65th minute to make it 2-0.

Salah put the Reds up by three soon after, settling a poor clearance from Norwich after a corner and curling a lovely shot into the back of the net to seal the three points for Liverpool.

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

Liverpool are back in action on Saturday when they host Burnley at Anfield; kick-off 12.30pm. Norwich are also in action next Saturday when they travel to champions Manchester City; kick-off 3pm.

Premier League Results and Fixtures:

Friday 13 August

Brentford 2-0 Arsenal.

Saturday 14 August

Manchester United 5-1 Leeds.

Leicester 1-0 Wolves.

Chelsea 3-0 Crystal Palace.

Watford 3-2 Aston Villa.

Everton 3-1 Southampton.

Burnley 1-2 Brighton.

Sunday 15th August

Newcastle v West Ham (2pm).

Tottenham v Man City (4.30pm).