The reigning European champion barely broke a sweat under the Anfield lights as they ran riot against its inexperienced opposition.
In fairness, the disparity between the two clubs was clear before a ball was even kicked on Friday.
Liverpool is defending its UEFA Champions League trophy this season whilst chasing a 19th domestic title. Meanwhile, Norwich was playing in its first top flight game for three years.
An already challenging evening quickly became a lot more difficult for the underdogs as Scottish international Grant Hanley scored a calamitous own goal within the opening 10 minutes.
The experienced defender was one of only two Norwich players who had previously tasted life in the top flight but his error opened the door for an emphatic Liverpool win.
Egyptian star Mo Salah quickly doubled his side’s lead before Virgil van Dijk and Divock Origi made it 4-0 at halftime.