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Liverpool see off Norwich in first match since Klopp's exit announcement


Anfield's long goodbye to Jurgen Klopp began with a comfortable 5-2 FA Cup fourth-round victory over Norwich.

The Liverpool boss, who on Friday announced his departure at the end of the season, sat in contemplative mood as the Kop belted out 'You'll Never Walk Alone' before kick-off.

It was followed up in the first minute by a rendition of 'I'm so glad that Jurgen is a Red' but the German will have been pleased the focus swung to the pitch action immediately afterwards as, with the battle continuing on four fronts, there is plenty of football still to play.

Klopp does not want his final four months to be an indulgent love-in and his players got the message as they saw off their spirited Championship opponents - managed by Klopp's good friend David Wagner - with clinical professionalism after a minor blip.

    Curtis Jones' fifth goal in as many home games - marking the best goalscoring season of his career - and Darwin Nunez's third in his last three were eclipsed by the quality of Diogo Jota's volley for the third.

    Headers from Virgil van Dijk and Ryan Gravenberch kick-started the first of what is likely to be many parties at Anfield.

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