Salah starts in Liverpool League opener

Salah starts in Liverpool League opener

Salah starts in Liverpool League opener

There were components to Pellegrini's set-up that looked promising at times in the first half and Marko Arnautovic wasted two decent chances, but the manner of their defending and their approach play in attack will be a cause for concern even after only one game.

Keita feels a lot of good work was done over pre-season and now Liverpool must show it against West Ham. I shall break it down in the form of snippets below with the aid of animations to back my points.

Manager Jurgen Klopp, however, continues to perceive his side as an underdog in the battle to unseat Man City, likening their challenge to Rocky Balboa attempting to topple Ivan Drago.

This time, they have a Premier League victor at the helm in the classy Manuel Pellegrini and a squad improved by the signings of exciting Brazilian Felipe Anderson (club record buy), defender Issa Diop, goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, forward Andriy Yarmolenko and free signings Jack Wilshire and Ryan Fredericks.

And so Klopp and Liverpool have finally been able to build on something without losing a key player (ir changing manager) - and that could be invaluable.

After last year's second successive top-four finish and thrilling run to the Championship League final, big things are expected of Liverpool this time around. They played better than us.

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The Egyptian took his goal comfortably after cleverly finding space in the West Ham box.

The Guinea worldwide made his long-awaited Premier League debut this afternoon after signing a pre-contract agreement last summer, and he looks one hell of a signing.

"We know about our expectations and we obviously realize the very positive atmosphere around us in the whole pre-season". We conceded the last goal in the last second of the period so you arrive to the dressing room with another task if you lose just 1-0.

"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". With Anderson and Antonio out wide, that could put us in a promising position to counter a makeshift Liverpool back four and who knows what Arnie can come up with. "Dejan had a few problems previous year", he said, "but he could play, and he played really good".

On Liverpool's greater strength in depth this season... The left-back was caught out of possession for the first two goals; indeed, in a failed attempt to play offside, he was going in the wrong direction when Milner set up the second. And the other teams, I can't see that they've got weaker.

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