Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has reacted to his side’s 4-1 victory over newly promoted side, Norwich in their 2019/20 season Premier League opener on Friday night at Andfield.
The European Champions kicked-start their new season campaign with a handful victory securing all three points after Divock Okoth Origi’s cross deflected through Harley into back of his own net just seven minutes into the game.
Mohammed Salah then added the second before sending a corner kick to Van Dijk who made it three, Origi finished.
“For 60 minutes we looked very sharp, then we have to control the game a bit more. Norwich have all my respect. they stayed cheeky, they enjoyed their football.
“At the start of the second half we could have scored a fifth or sixth goal, then Norwich scored. After that we were never in danger but had to work hard to keep the score what it was.
“The players had a break (over the summer). For the body it was long enough, nobody asked for longer, so they didn’t lose a lot of their physical standards. We have to be a bit smart for the next two games, we have to make a few decisions and try to win both of those games, which will be difficult.
“But tonight is positive. For 60 minutes we played super football and the last half an hour is normal in the early stages (of the season).”
”’With Alisson it is not good but we will find a solution and move on.
“He felt his calf. He looked behind him because he thought something hit him.
“But Adrian is a good goalie. In possession he is calm and he is good at shot-stopping, that’s why we signed him. It’s good for him but we have a little problem with Ali”.