Liverpool Star Urges Reds To Show Pre-Season Results Against West Ham

The reds matched the weekend's best Premier League win and it was no surprise that Mo Salah scored the reds' first goal of the season.

Yet, he was given the simplest of tasks to tap home the opener into an empty net on 19 minutes from Andy Robertson's pinpoint cross after he was freed down the left by the impressive Keita.

It is Super Sunday as Liverpool host West Ham in their first game of the season.

Substitute Daniel Sturridge made it four just seconds after coming on.

Good pre-seasons don't create excitement but they can certainly add to the positive vibe already there and wins over admittedly depleted Man City and Man Utd sides, a 5-0 thumping of Napoli and a 3-1 cruise against Torino on Tuesday, have added to the belief that Liverpool mean business.

The Spaniard then followed Benitez to Inter Milan, Chelsea, Napoli and Real Madrid before joining up with Manuel Pellegrini at Chinese Super League side Hebei China Fortune in August 2016 and now again in London. The future of football will be rotation.

"We come into today full of joy, expectation and excitement but knowing we are continuing an existing journey", he wrote in the pre-match programme.

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"We knew before the game that our start was very hard", he said.

The majority of the big six are playing through a World Cup hangover but no such issue exists for Liverpool.

Liverpool whiz Naby Keita is confident of quickly settling into manager Jurgen Klopp's pattern of play.

Guinea's Keita was excellent throughout.

While others have struggled in searches for sharpness and cohesion this weekend, Liverpool found both.

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. Therefore, saying what we think we will achieve is completely pointless. Mane was the one who knocked in James Milner's pull-back.

Klopp accepts the pressure ahead of Sunday's opening match against a much-changed West Ham United but said his team will also need a change in luck if they are to catch last year's runaway champions City.

The Hammers have brought in Fabian Balbuena, Felipe Anderson, Carlos Sanchez, Jack Wilshere, Andriy Yarmolenko, Issa Diop, Lucas Perez and Ryan Fredricks.

  • Julie Sanders