Updated: Aug 11, 2019
Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold says he is fully focused on the new season.
That’s after the Reds tore Norwich to pieces in the first half at Anfield as they sealed a 4-1 win over the Canaries on Friday night. Jurgen Klopp’s side broke the deadlock seven minutes into the game as Divock Origi’s cross from the left was deflected by defender Grant Hanley into his own net. Twelve minutes later Roberto Firmino slid the ball behind the Norwich defence and Mohamed Salah doubled the lead with a low finish. The homeside cruised on as Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk headed in a Mo Salah corner-kick in the 28th minute to make it 3-0.
It was the first time the Merseyside club scored three goals in the opening half hour of a Premier League match since February 2014, when they were 4-0 up after 20 minutes against Arsene Wenger’s Gunners. At this point you would expect Norwich to shut the door and not let more goals in but instead they conceded another and it was Origi who hit the target before half-time, heading home Alexander-Arnold's fine cross.
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The awayside improved in the second half and got a consolation goal via Teemu Pukki - 26 minutes from full-time. Norwich continued to threaten but didn’t have enough to score more goals.
Following the Reds’ first win of the season, Trent Alexander-Arnold told Sky Sports: "We did something special last season but none of that matters now. We've got to focus on this season and hopefully we can go one better in the league.
"I want a better output, to create as many chances as I can for the team. As full-backs, we get forward as much as we can, as well as defend. And we want to keep more clean sheets. We kept a lot last season but we can get better."
Defender Joe Gomez added: "We didn't underestimate them (Norwich City) at all. We knew they'd come here to play football, the manager warned us about that, and they got behind us a few times.
"It was frustrating to concede the goal but we have to learn from it and progress.
"Nothing's been said (about who's first choice). Every week we have to play for our place, none of us are guaranteed a place in the starting XI."