LIVERPOOL opened their Premier League campaign with a 4-1 win over Norwich.
Liverpool routinely, if unspectacularly, swept aside newly-promoted Norwich at Anfield.
Four goals in the opening 45 minutes had the contest finished by half time.
The Canaries grabbed a consolation against a Liverpool defence that wasn’t entirely convincing.
Jurgen Klopp’s focus will now turn to Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea in Turkey, but who is looking good for a starting spot?
Questions marks existed around all three of Liverpool’s attackers with their summers consumed by international commitments.
Sadio Mane only got a late flurry, while Salah, despite his goal, didn’t look entirely sharp and rid of last season’s bad habits.
Firmino though picked up where he left off and was already up to his pressing best, ensuring the opposition defence couldn’t settle, while also influencing the attack.
Liverpool’s defence emerged from Friday night with a significant question mark hanging over it.
Norwich managed to pick plenty of holes in the Reds defence and a more clinical team may have made them pay.
Joe Gomez partnered Virgil van Dijk, but its worth seeing whether Matip’s introduction may solidify Liverpool’s defence.
The Cameroon international played alongside Van Dijk for large periods last season and that continuity may prove telling.
The 25-year-old is still continuing his long and arduous road back from injury.
But Klopp needs to integrate the midfielder sooner or later and there is no time like the present.
Liverpool may have scored four, but there is still doubt over whether their midfield is creative enough to assist their attacking trio.
Oxlade-Chamberlain is perhaps their most creative midfielder and giving him an opportunity against a top-six side will be beneficial in the long run.