Jurgen Klopp sang the praises for his Liverpool side after they beat Norwich 3-0 on Virgil van Dijk’s return from a long term injury. Diogo Jota put the Reds ahead with a clinical strike after being set up by Mohammed Salah. Roberto Firmino scored the second just minutes after replacing Jota. Mohammad Salah then put the shine on a brilliant performance by bagging a goal himself after providing assists for the first two goals. He became the first Premier League player to score on consecutive weekends.

“Pretty much as good as it gets,” Reds boss Jurgen Klopp said on Virgil Van Dijk’s return. “What you need and what you go for is the result. The result depends on the performance and I thought we were absolutely good enough to win. It was a very professional performance. I don’t need a 25-minute sensational spell and we lose the game. An away game, against a newly-promoted team, in a packed stadium for the first time, they celebrate everything so I am really happy with how we play. We can play better, that is clear but very happy.”

“Each game helps and it was really good to see Virgil again on the pitch, especially on defensive set-pieces,” he added. “After that long time being out and the pre-season he had, being back on the pitch feels different, you could see all his class. It was hard for him to go for 90 minutes. we’ll see if he has enough time to recover.”

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