Jurgen Klopp rates Naby Keita's debut vs West Ham

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It has been another summer of transition for the Merseysiders following the disappointment of losing the Champions League final to Real Madrid earlier in the year, with the German overseeing a £177m spending spree. Klopp's side have been tipped by many as the side most likely to challenge Manchester City for the crown but the Liverpool manager is not getting carried away after one result.

"We know about our expectations and we know there is a really positive atmosphere around us in the pre-season - that is good".

LFC fans can not wait to get this campaign underway. Mark Noble captain's the side from midfield, with Jack Wilshere making his West Ham debut.

Twelve months ago, there was a feeling that Slaven Bilic had a big task to try and turn around lost momentum and the season turned into a David Moyes fix job set to a backdrop of fan disgruntlement and in-fighting, West Ham finishing 13th. "We had to create a squad which is strong enough and wide enough to cope with the Premier League".

Both of these teams came in to the game with bags of confidence off the back of impressive pre-season preparations, with both also adding several new additions to their squad over the summer. It is a start - not flawless but really good.

Mane is the first Liverpool player since 1991 (John Barnes) to score in a third successive opening league game of a season for the club. From a West Ham point of view, how do you think we did out of ten?

He said: "It's a very good start, for sure". This is a policy that Manuel Pellegrini employed when he was at Manchester City, but he was playing with better players. Liverpool underlined their Premier League title credentials with a comprehensive 4-0 defeat of West Ham at Anfield.

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A rock-solid XI comprising of old, as well as new star faces, is expected to be unleashed by Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool look to kick off their new season in some style.

But this season may be the season of change at the Red half of Merseyside.

Alisson came to pre-season training later than the main group because of his involvement in the World Cup and has played just two friendlies against Napoli and Torino in the last six days.

Roberto Firmino found Mane in an offside position and the forward scored, but it should have been ruled out when it was allowed to stand.

On the trip to America, he scored penalties against City and United so that's another potential boost too.

A revelation in his first season at Anfield with 44 goals in all competitions, Salah is now a marked man.

But there could be a decent play for West Ham. So to sign someone of Alisson's calibre will definitely turn out to be a major coup in my opinion, regardless of the price tag, and it could be the difference between you winning a trophy and not winning one this season.

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