Klopp's Liverpool live up to title hype

Klopp's Liverpool live up to title hype

Last season's Premier League top scorer Mo Salah was on target again, giving Juergen Klopp's side the lead after 19 minutes with a tap-in. "We have to invest more, fight more", he added. It may be argued as the season progresses as to who would we rather prefer, Keita or Coutinho.

"They've been hoping so since 1990 - but this time I reckon all those Reds might just be right", he wrote in his Sun column.

If there is a pressure on Salah to reproduce the phenomenal form that yielded 44 goals in all competitions for Liverpool last season, then he appears extremely at ease with it. The Estonian is fifth choice at the club behind Virgil Van Djik, Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez, who started in Liverpool's 4-0 win against West Ham at the weekend. They know that, we know that and we have to be ready week in, week out for all the different challenges. The match ended up being one sided as Liverpool scored four with Naby Keita in particular playing a very crucial role in Liverpool's setup.

Having spent £100 million (112 mn euros) on new players - the most by a newly promoted Premier League club - with a quarter of that sum splashed on the former Nice midfielder, the ball-winning Ivory Coast star did not disappoint in an impressive debut.

Jurgen Klopp declared Liverpool's 4-0 victory over West Ham United in their opening game of the Premier League season as a "very good start" but "not flawless".

Manchester City tried to do the same thing last season in the Champions League.

Under him Liverpool have finished 8th (2015/16), 4th (2016/17) and 4th (2017/18) with the middle season seeing them accumulate their most points (76).

Alisson
Alisson joined Liverpool from Roma for £65million this summer

Mane produced a fine finish for his second eight minutes after the break after good work by Firmino, but had the linesman to thank just as much for the assist as he somehow wasn't flagged offside before firing past Fabianski.

"It's good people are positive, but the season again will be unbelievably hard".

"He was very unlucky in some seasons with so many injuries, but he continued being a different player", said Pellegrini.

On Sunday, West Ham thought they could get an edge after they won the toss and asked Liverpool to play towards the Kop in the first half.

While they exceeded expectations last season - particularly in the Champions League - there were clear areas that needed improvement, particularly in midfield and in goal.

Daniel Sturridge, a late sub, scored with his first touch of the game to wrap up the victory. The youngster's assured display was testament to Liverpool's strength in depth - something they've significantly improved over the summer which was reflected in the composition of their midfield, as well.

Without a shadow of a doubt, Keita had the best debut I have seen from a Liverpool player.

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