Published: Sun, August 12, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Liverpool vs. West Ham live stream

Liverpool vs. West Ham live stream

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".

Madrid also outclassed Liverpool in midfield in Kiev, as they have done to most sides in winning three straight Champions League titles thanks to the talent of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.

And with a series of key summer acquisitions, the Reds are seen as the most likely side to dethrone Manchester City. Now it is important to be very good again and to achieve that last thing.

Danish defender Jannik Vestergaard, signed by Southampton during the close-season, made a strong debut and the Saints defence looked well-drilled and solid.

The 72.5 million euro ($84 million) fee paid for Alisson was a world record for a 'keeper, but just a few weeks on seems reasonable compared to the 80 million euros Chelsea splashed out for the far more inexperienced Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao. Perhaps the shoulder injury picked up in the Champions League final would hamper him?

"A very good start, for sure", Klopp said at his postmatch news conference.

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"It is hard to win every game, if we see how Wolves, Fulham or Everton act, they are all ambitious".

West Ham were extremely unfortunate to begin the Manuel Pellegrini era against a team as brilliant and devastating as Liverpool.

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With the new season beginning, you definitely won't want to miss the Sunday match of the week. A languid pre-season campaign coupled with four of their 10 new signings in the starting line-up only compounded matters for the Chilean. "I'm pleased, absolutely, but actually that's what we expected". For us it was not flawless, but really good.

"We have to invest more, we have to fight more, we have to create more".

The club has went from being the fourth best team in the English Premier League, to being pegged as second favourites to take the English title.

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"We can not be anything other than "the challenger" because we didn't win anything since I don't know when - certainly since I am here".

We have expectations as well, so that is already enough to feel completely different before a Premier League game before all the pre-season games.

Manchester City might not have it all their own way again this season. "I think it's the year of Liverpool, Alisson and Firmino!" tweeted the Brazilian great. Indeed, the east Londoners have won just once at the Reds home in 56 years, and to boot had conceded four goals in each of their last three league encounters with Jurgen Klopp's men.

"The after that a clear offside goal decided the game and they had a lot of confidence to play at 4-0".

"He can play different positions of course, but I think No. 8 is his best in the moment, so that's all cool".

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