Liverpool vs. West Ham live stream

Lynette Rowe
August 13, 2018

Naby Keita certainly lived up to the hype on his Premier League debut.

Mane is pleased to be already off the mark. "We're going to try to keep the same level and keep going".

Jose Mourinho was pipped to the chase by Liverpool in the race to sign Xherdan Shaqiri, with Jurgen Klopp getting the deal done before Manchester United opened talks with the Switzerland global.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted tougher tests await after opening their Premier League campaign with a comfortable 4-0 win over West Ham.

"They were the better side in the first half and we think we were better in the second half".

Goalkeeper Alisson was a largely cool, calm and collected presence, with one pass pinged into the feet of Andy Robertson midway through the first half drawing warm appreciation from the home fans.

So often outgunned by the oil wealth of Abu Dhabi backed City or commercial giants Manchester United in recent years, Liverpool were the biggest spenders from the world's richest league this summer with a reported £170 million (US$217 million) splurge in the transfer market.

West Ham, though, are back in action next Saturday when Bournemouth visit London Stadium.

Danish defender Jannik Vestergaard, signed by Southampton during the close-season, made a strong debut and the Saints defence looked well-drilled and solid. However, you'd expect them to be keeping hush behind the sofa after this one.

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Let's not forget that three senior centre-backs were absent from the squad altogether, too, with Lovren having played in the World Cup final three weeks ago and Matip and Klavan struggling with injuries.

Liverpool fans have waited nearly a year to see Keita in action after he was initially signed 12 months ago from RB Leipzig.

"It's just one of those things". After last season's painful and horrid ending to a fairy tale Champions League run you'd think it would be hard for them to recover from such a heartbreaking end.

Throwing on the bright Xherdan Shaqiri and then Sturridge only further evidenced the threat that Liverpool will pose this season, with the latter finding the net mere seconds after entering the fray.

Key to Liverpool's elevated position as City's nearest challengers, despite finishing 25 points behind in fourth last season, is their £170million summer investment on four players.

Salah's goal featured an important contribution from new signing Naby Keita, while Guinea's Keita was excellent throughout.

Manchester City might not have it all their own way again this season.

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