European Champions, Liverpool started their 2019/2020 Premier League campaign on a picture perfect note, a 4-1 bashing of newly promoted side, Norwich on Friday in the Premier League.
Klopp’s side came into the encounter with joint top scorer from the previous season, Sadio Mane on the bench as Belgian Origi took his place upfront alongside Salah and Firmino.
Liverpool showed intent from early on with Salah on the end of great chances while Van Dijk was ever solid at the back as usual.
It was a dominant performance from Liverpool as they look to have moved on from finishing runners up to Manchester City last season, and look set to go for the new season.
Its hard to identify Liverpool’s weaknesses despite the fact that the European Champions failed to make any major signing in the transfer window.
All front three starters contributed to the massive win.
Salah benefitted from a Firmino pass to give Liverpool a 2-0 lead in the 19th minute after Origi had forced Hansen to commit an own goal earlier on in the 7th minute.
Salah then turned provider for Van Dijk to make it 3-0 while Trent Alexander-Arnold further showed Liverpool’s strength in numbers by making an assist for Origi.
Origi is seen as the weaklink in Liverpool’s attack but he has shown signs of rewarding the Liverpool hierarchy that gave him a new contract with good performances.
The contributions from the defenders and attackers showed Liverpool’s strength added to the fact that they are not one player reliant.
The only sore point for Klopp would be Alisson’s early injury as the reds won’t want to wait for too long before the golden glove winner returns to full fitness.
The Stats section tells us why we should hail classy Liverpool;
Liverpool have registered their 10th consecutive league victory, the fifth time they have had a run of 10+ wins in a row in the top-flight; more than any other side in top-flight history.
Liverpool have now won their last 12 Premier League games against newly-promoted sides, scoring 35 goals and conceding just four
Trent Alexander-Arnold is the first player to register an assist in five consecutive Premier League appearances since Mesut Özil in 2015, and is one of only eight players to do so in Premier League history
Liverpool are the first team to score 4+ first half goals on MD1 of a Premier League season since August 2006, when Man Utd netted four against Fulham
Mohamed Salah has now scored against 21 of the 23 different opponents he’s faced in the Premier League for Liverpool – only failing to score versus Manchester United (4 games) and Swansea City (2 games).
Manchester City, brave up for a tense title defence, Manchester United, pray Ole steers the wheel properly, Spurs, your record signing may not save you, Arsenal, face the FA Cup and Europa League. All hail classy Liverpool.