Salah helps Liverpool open season with 4-0 win vs West Ham

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How much do you think your squad has improved and what would you rate your window out of ten? However, in the following round, they crashed out to struggling West Brom - much to the anger of Liverpool fans.

I believe the signings we have made are of huge potential, and that we have massively strengthened our attacking options, which quite clearly indicates the way in which Manuel Pellegrini wants his West Ham side to play.

"I have to say I've got a lot of respect for him", the midfielder told his club website. "But I can not say now "we will not go there" because my job is to make Liverpool as strong as possible". The challenge now is whether they can take the extra step and secure silverware.

"Liverpool have waited 28 years". West Ham will be fuming with that, but it still stands.

"Dejan had a few problems a year ago", he said, "but he could play, and he played really good". It's obviously far too early to tell but the signs are that Salah may just be as unsafe as he was last season.

Both the wing forwards, Salah and Mane returned to Liverpool early for the pre-season fixtures after the World Cup campaigns with their national teams and both looked razor sharp and hungry to go again.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he was not surprised by Naby Keita's performance on his competitive debut for the club this afternoon. The Englishman's work ethic and overall play was hardly curtailed by the thick bandage around his head, concealing 15 stitches.

"Always you see things in preseason [against] different opponents and in different moments, but now the Premier League is a proper fight and immediately today that's the biggest change and then you hope as a manager that your team is ready for that, because you can not test it before you have the test". What are your prospects for this season?

When the Senegalese switched off and allowed one West Ham's players to cross into the box, Van Dijk yelled at him: "Stop the f***ing cross".

Replays showed that Mane was offside - a rare referee mistake in Liverpool's favour which would ultimately make no difference to the result.

"We need more luck", he said. 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. Naby is in because he's a really good footballer.

"For that it was a clear start, it was good".

Fabianski was by far the busier 'keeper with Alisson making just one comfortable save and impressing far more with his feet to launch a series of Liverpool attacks. And within minutes they were made to pay for their wastefulness as Mane fired home his second after Firmino had created the opening.

"We are Liverpool; there is no one on this planet that expects more of us than we expect of ourselves".

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