Jurgen Klopp questions Liverpool's second-favourite Premier League tag

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In the first half we had two or three clear chances to make it 1-1 and we conceded the second goal in the last second of the period.

"It's good that the people are rather positive but people know as well and the season again will be unbelievably hard".

LFC fans can not wait to get this campaign underway.

West Ham has just one win in 45 appearances at Anfield with the sole victory coming in August of 2015. He was not talking about financial investment, though West Ham had illustrated that spending is not the cure to all ills.

Liverpool are only the second side in Premier League history to score four or more goals in four consecutive games against a single opponent, after Tottenham Hotspur vs.

It will be interesting to see where Xherdan Shaqiri fits into the Liverpool puzzle, as the attacking midfielder enjoyed an impressive pre-season.

The German coach clearly retains confidence in the squad which performed impressively for him last season, with just the signings from Red Bull Leipzig and AS Roma breaking into the team for the match against West Ham United.

"We played as good as possible today and we extended a really good pre-season into the Premier League", he told BBC Sport.

The Draw - the Merseysiders had seven of those in their 19 matches - is [6.8] while West Ham are [14.5] to spring a surprise.

But the Kop will be expecting three points, to ensure the flawless start to the campaign.

One of Klopp's big early statements came in the 4-1 win at Pellegrini's City in November 2015 and Liverpool won the Anfield fixture 3-0 the following March.

Former Spurs star Waddle believes the Reds will be under pressure to mount a sustained title challenge in the Premier League this season.

Mane, who has now scored in each of his last three Premier League openers, and Salah, the league's Golden Boot victor last season with 32 goals, sealed Liverpool's victory in their first competitive game since they lost the Champions League final to Real Madrid in March. After the mild post-Upton Park chaos, they now have a new manager in Manuel Pellegrini, who has finally secured the financial backing of the owners.

Long day it will be but we love it.

That would mean that Klopp will be smiling more than Mourinho by next May, with the latter departing Old Trafford after another season of only moderate success. With Fernando, and other players at different teams, I always tried to give him some tips.

But there could be a decent play for West Ham.

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

The Reds have been keeping a really high line in their warm-up matches and teams have been getting in behind on occasion so the Austrian could benefit.

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