Published: Mon, August 13, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Liverpool vs. West Ham live stream

Liverpool vs. West Ham live stream

Sturridge, who spent the second half of last season on loan at West Brom, is enjoying a renewed sense of goal on his return to Anfield.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes his players have to summon the spirit of Rocky Balboa if they are to close the gap to defending Premier League champions Manchester City.

The breakthrough came soon enough, though, as Naby Keita's purposeful run sent the West Ham defenders in to a panic that allowed Andy Robertson to be free on the left.

It was the icing on the cake on what was close to a flawless afternoon for Klopp and Co as new boys Alisson and Naby Keita both impressed.

LFC fans can not wait to get this campaign underway.

Lovren sat out the West Ham game and missed a large majority of Liverpool's preseason after being granted an extended break for helping Croatia reach the World Cup final.

The Chilean can take solace in the fact he won't be the only opposition manager left feeling that way after facing Liverpool this season. I start every season with the highest ambition and want the maximum.

"Nobody knows excatly how valuable or worthy a pre-season is". Flawless because we won the game, but as a game not ideal, just really good.

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. West Ham will be fuming with that, but it still stands.

He said: "Very good start, for sure". Manuel Pellegrini could not have asked for a more hard opening game as he took charge of the London side in his first game as their manager. Wherever they are, whether it's Man United in front of 100,000, it feels different to a Premier League game against West Ham, that's how it is.

A rock-solid XI comprising of old, as well as new star faces, is expected to be unleashed by Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool look to kick off their new season in some style. A 4-3 win at Arsenal and 3-3 draw at Watford!

19' - GOAL! Liverpool 1-0 West Ham.

The Reds will score freely again this term but those two previous season starters suggests they could be vulnerable to letting one in too.

Alisson came to pre-season training later than the main group because of his involvement in the World Cup and has played just two friendlies against Napoli and Torino in the last six days.

Mane was on the mark again shortly after the re-start, converting on the spin from Roberto Firmino's lay-off, before Daniel Sturridge wrapped up the scoring just seconds after entering the action as a substitute. Given their slip-ups against lesser teams last season, this result also serves as a statement of intent from the Reds in their efforts to rectify that shortcoming.

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