Liverpool thrash big-spending West Ham

Liverpool thrash big-spending West Ham

After a pre-season filled with goals, goals and more goals, Liverpool sent a message to the rest of the league with the thumping of West Ham and showed that they will be up there competing with title favourites Manchester City, who beat Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates.

"Nice, good performance of course".

That being said, could the 23-year-old do it in the most demanding league of them all?

There is no denying our major downfall last season; our ability to be consistent and overcome those Jose Mourinho "park the bus", Gandalf the Grey "you shall not pass" type of sides.

Klopp's trademark "gegenpressing" was executed with great effect as new signing Naby Keita impressed with an action-packed performance in which his closing down and driving runs shone through. But there still could be a question mark.

Well, Carragher was soon proven wrong.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has told France Football he has never wanted to manage the "best team" but is far more interested in "beating the best".

He developed an instant understanding with Uruguayan superstar Luis Suarez and with fellow England worldwide Raheem Sterling also breaking into the first team at the time, then manager Brendan Rodgers had one of the most potent attacking forces in the Premier League at his disposal.

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"We started the second half and they scored a clear offside goal".

Roberto Firmino will remain the key man in that central role but the Brazilian will need to be protected at times having been at the World Cup with Brazil and Klopp now has a a hungry and talented striker to call on in those situations.

He has been everywhere. Keita has been the main man.

A lot of pundits were backing Liverpool to win the league prior to the Premier League kick-off last weekend and while I believe they are better placed than anyone to challenge Pep Guardiola's champions, we have to appreciate the scale of the task they are up against. Getting used to the way we play, the system, getting used to his new teammates and playing premier league football. We've got a fantastic squad here, fantastic players throughout the team in every position.

Egypt's Salah, whose record goal scoring earned him the Golden Boot last season with 32 goals, opened the scoring on Sunday at Anfield, tapping in Andy Robertson's cross.

Klopp is in his fourth season as manager, having taken charge in October 2015 after leaving Borussia Dortmund, and believes Anfield is the flawless stage for him to deliver success. And during those brief periods they were without the ball, they pressured West Ham relentlessly until they got it back.

All of these individual displays bodes well for Liverpool and is perhaps foremost among their credentials as title contenders.

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