Keita classy, Alisson under-worked - how Liverpool’s new boys fared

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Also note that, despite being in charge of Man City at the time, Pellegrini lost four of his six matches against Liverpool so they're a side he's struggled against. "It's brilliant. Sturridge had a fantastic pre-season, the best since I've been here, and it gives us unbelievable new options".

"We didn't win anything since I was in so we have to fight more and invest more", added Klopp.

"For a few weeks, we had the most expensive goalkeeper in the world". That's the only thing we expect from ourselves. "Joel did yesterday parts of training like Joe did - we will see how they are today".

Speaking after the game, Scott did not hold back when giving her opinions on how West Ham responded to an impressive Liverpool side. "We know there is a really positive atmosphere around us", said Jurgen Klopp after they fostered more hope.

The Liverpool manager savoured "a very good start" as Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, twice, and the substitute Daniel Sturridge scored in the comfortable defeat of Manuel Pellegrini's new-look side.

West Ham offered little as the hosts dominated, but Klopp was reluctant to decribe the performance as ideal.

And history says it would be a massive one given that the Hammers have won just one of their last 45 top-flight starts at Anfield. It is a start - not flawless but really good. 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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One of the Premier League's all-time greats, Matt Le Tissier, has been discussing who he thinks did the best piece of business during the summer transfer window.

"You can not wish for better".

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

If they are to be considered serious challengers for the title this season, making an early impression, akin to the way in which Manchester City did last term, is crucial.

It is Super Sunday as Liverpool host West Ham in their first game of the season. Even after Liverpool's disappointing performance in the Uefa Champions League final, the love for the bespectacled German hasn't diminished.

"We knew before we played that it was going to hard", Pellegrini admitted post-match.

Alisson had very little to do - but Keita was a significant player displaying a number of fine touches, athleticism and tactical awareness. The second half was a similar story and he dealt comfortably with a long-range Michail Antonio shot.

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