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Liverpool player ratings - Mohamed Salah becomes Luis Suarez but Norwich show Reds' concerns

Liverpool got the Premier League season off to a flier as Mohamed Salah, Divock Origi and Virgil van Dijk scored against Norwich

By Ian Doyle Chief Liverpool writer
10 AUG 2019

Alisson Becker 6
Slack pass early on caused consternation. Saved well from Stiepermann and then worryingly hobbled off.

Trent Alexander-Arnold 6
Often exposed with most of Norwich's best moments coming down his side. Going forward still strong, though, and lovely assist for the fourth. Saw free-kick saved, too.

Joe Gomez 7
Preferred to Matip once again, caught dozing defensively on more than one occasion. As at Wembley, improved as the game progressed.

Virgil van Dijk 7
Unruffled by the occasional flailing around him and thundered in a bullet header for the third. Wasn't happy at failing to keep a clean sheet.

Andy Robertson 7
Happy to let Origi bomb down the wing for the most part, his forward advances more supportive than telling. Defensively reasonably solid.

Fabinho 6
Not quite the usual solid defensive shield from the Brazilian during a worryingly open first quarter, but then got to grips with matters if not ever totally convincingly.

Jordan Henderson 7
Great energy in the engine room and both tidying up and initiating attacks. Had a shot turned on to the crossbar by a brilliant Krul save.

Gini Wijnaldum 6
Kept things ticking over in midfield but was too often on the periphery. Not alone in having Norwich play around him on occasion.

Mohamed Salah 9
Presumably assuming the Suarez role of terrorising Norwich. Sublime finish for Liverpool's second, crossed for the third and a danger throughout.

Roberto Firmino 8
Delicious dink laid Salah's goal on a plate, and only a great save from Krul denied a worldie. Sharp and lively.

Divock Origi 7
Running strong down the left, his cross forced Hanley's horrible own goal and later notched himself. Lost his way a little bit after the break, however.

SUBS

Adrian (for Alisson 39) 6
Pressed into a surprise debut. Not much chance with Norwich's goal.

Sadio Mane (for Origi 74) 6
A cameo for the Senegalese to stretch his legs.

James Milner (for Firmino 85)
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