Tougher tests await, but Klopp's Liverpool live up to title hype

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Liverpool will be hoping to get their new Premier League campaign off to a flying start, when they take on West Ham United at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

As assured a Premier League debut as you are likely to see, Keita dominated the middle of the park and did not allow the West Ham midfielders to impose their game on this strong Liverpool side.

To move forward and onto bigger and better things Jurgen Klopp needed to get rid of some of the dead weight in his side and, unfortunately for Ings, he is one of them.

Klopp is yet to win any silverware at Liverpool despite reaching the finals of the 2016 League Cup and Europa League and last season's Champions League, believes Liverpool need some good fortune.

Alisson Becker, who signed for the Anfield Club in a record-breaking deal, without a shadow of a doubt, is set to occupy the position in front of goal for the whole season.

The £67m Alisson - briefly, incredibly, the most expensive goalkeeper in the world - is billed as the long-term solution to an enduring Liverpool problem.

The Egypt worldwide scored 44 times in his maiden campaign, which ended in tears with his premature exit from the Champions League final because of a shoulder injury which contributed to the defeat to Real Madrid, but normal service was resumed within 19 minutes. Few saw Liverpool getting past the quarter-finals in all honesty, but they'll be expected to do so once again considering their exploits last season.

Liverpool had only eight players in World Cup action, compared to 16 for Man City, 14 for Chelsea and 12 for Man United. 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. "We realised it was a very positive atmosphere around us in pre-season". The last two seasons at the London Stadium have been far from good enough with us flirting with relegation on both occasions.

Liverpool were the only Premier League side to go unbeaten at home last season and they're just [1.27] to bank three points from Sunday's opener.

"We are the ones who have to do more, fight more, and that must be our attitude".

The former Manchester City manager said: "It was a tough game before the game, during the game and after the game".

"What is important is that we know what we want to be, and we want to be a challenger". They deserved to win.

I think it'll be a 2-1 loss, which wouldn't be too disheartening, providing we follow it up with a win against Bournemouth next week. After that, a clear goal offside decided the game with the third goal.

And the supporters positivity was echoed by their Chilean boss, who said: "I will try to play attacking football and score a lot of goals because, throughout my career, I have always been a manager who plays offensive football and tries to attack".