Le Tissier: Kepa and Keita are the best summer signings

Oscar Cross
August 13, 2018

The Hammers will be looking to announce their intentions to the Premier League teams by being the first team to defeat Liverpool in the League at Anfield after the Merseysiders when undefeated at home last season.

Jurgen Klopp warned much tougher challenges lie ahead of Liverpool's quest to end a near three-decade wait to win the Premier League after brushing aside West Ham 4-0 at a jubilant Anfield on Sunday (Aug 12).

Klopp who has been building a squad for the past four years seems to be finally keeping his promise of bringing back to the trophy to the Merseyside with new recruits Alisson, Fabinho, Keita and Shaqiri adding more quality and depth to the existing squad.

Yes, nice. Absolutely a good performance, of course. We need to improve everything. How can we be something different?

Klopp didn't entertain the idea of signing an alternative player, and Liverpool will go into the season without an extra creative midfielder.

Their first opponents, however, are a new-look West Ham side, led by a new manager in Manuel Pellegrini and featuring nine new faces including Jack Wilshere, Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko.


We didn't have that in the pre-season really, because after 60 minutes you change. It's not possible. It's not interesting. More clinical. More aggressive in the right moments. "We enjoy our role, and all the rest is not important to us". You can not test before you have the test. The Republic of Ireland global started in the middle of the park but was substituted for Robert Snodgrass at half-time following a 45 minutes in which he struggled to make an impression. It's a good day.

And Klopp claims his squad and him have the "highest expectations you can imagine" for themselves for the upcoming campaign. In all other situations we were really concentrated defensively.

So result good, performance good, let's carry on.

I don't think we will get blown away and believe we will be able to make a few chances with our attack and against Liverpool's potential back four, but at the same time I do see us struggling against your attack. He plays a similar style of play, and a similar position, to what he did at Leipzig.

"Only the public and media could cause problems by questioning constantly why some aren't playing". "We realised it was a very positive atmosphere around us in pre-season".

Daniel Sturridge was introduced in the 87th minute and he scored seconds after coming on by turning home Milner's cross at the far post to round off the scoring.

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