Liverpool finished second in the Premier League with 97 points last season, while Norwich won the Championship and escalated successfully. The gap between the two teams is obvious. Liverpools possession rate was close to 60%. The team scored 15 goals, 7 of which were straight, higher than Norwichs. Only seven minutes into the game, Origis left-wing cross caused Hanley, the opposing guard, to set himself up. Then Salah, Van Dyke and Origi scored successive goals, and Liverpool led 4-0 in the first half.
According to Opta, the last time a team scored four goals in the first half of the Premier League season, back to the 2006-07 season, when Manchester United beat Fulham 5-1 at home in the first round, the Red Devils scored four goals in the first half, with Saha, Pierce (Uron), Rooney and Ronaldo scoring, respectively. Manchester United finally won the Premier League title that season. Thirteen years later Liverpool did the same, and it was clear that Liverpool had done a good job preparing for the summer and that the players were ready for the new season.
And its Liverpools 41st consecutive home game in the Premier League. Liverpools last home defeat in the Premier League was in April 2017, when they lost 2-1 at Crystal Palace. Liverpool won 12 wins and drew 7 at home in the Premier League in 2017-18 and 17 wins and 2 draws at home last season, both of which are the only teams in the Premier League to remain unbeaten at home. Liverpool continue this tradition in the first round of the season, and their excellent home record is a guarantee for the club to win trophies.
Liverpool manager Klop said after the game: We really played very well, especially in the first 60 minutes everything was good. We could have scored the 5th and 6th goals after the second half, but Norwich scored first, and then we didnt make a threat but kept the score. If someone told me before the game that Liverpool could win 4-1, I would be happy to accept the result. If someone said before the game that we could play like we did 60 minutes before the game, I would certainly accept that.
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