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Alisson set for debut against West Ham United

Alisson set for debut against West Ham United

Alisson could well make his first competitive appearance for the Reds in their season opener with West Ham on Sunday afternoon, in front of fellow keepers Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet.

There are more hard things to accept in life [but] it's August and September and then we start playing three games in a week and then we don't have that problem any more pretty quickly.

Naby Keita and Fabinho add midfield power, and Xherdan Shaqiri could be a shrewd acquisition backing up the strikers. I shall break it down in the form of snippets below with the aid of animations to back my points.

Premier League title success for Liverpool in 2018-19 would make a star-studded squad "legends" and Jurgen Klopp "like a god", says Ian Rush.

It's been the most important transfer window in their recent history, as Jurgen Klopp prepares Liverpool for an assault on the Premier League title.

Alisson had very little to do - but Keita was a significant player displaying a number of fine touches, athleticism and tactical awareness.

West Ham were expected to respond in the second half, but it was Liverpool who found the net again, though this time controversially. He brought in no fewer than eleven new signings - Jack Wilsehere and the £36m Felipe Anderson the most notable arrivals - and that, as with Liverpool, has whetted the fans' appetites for 2018/19.

The former Manchester City boss then finished off talk about his team selection by saying that the Hammers have "two players in each position" and that it is his duty to "choose the starting XI for every game that I think is the best".

West Ham will continue their search for their first win of the season at the London Stadium against Bournemouth on Saturday.

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.

"It's more competition, which is exactly what you want".

West Ham head to Anfield on the back of four wins and two draws from their last six friendlies and, if the new boys can gel when the real stuff starts, a promising campaign awaits. I would expect us to perhaps sit deep (as most underdogs would) and narrow, limiting the space in behind and between the lines for Liverpool to create chances.

However, if the new players failed to bed down quickly, and the Reds struggled to stay in the top four, then the halo above Klopp could quickly start to fade.

West Ham finished 13th a year ago but the general consensus from what we've seen is that most West Ham fans feel they could've done better.

MOTM: Wonderful performances from Milner and Robertson, but because it was his debut Naby Keita edges it for us.

On Liverpool's greater strength in depth this season... And the other teams, I can't see that they've got weaker.


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