Published: Tue, August 14, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Liverpool 4-0 West Ham United | Tactical Breakdown of Naby Keita's role

Liverpool 4-0 West Ham United | Tactical Breakdown of Naby Keita's role

Speaking about the 23-year-old's all-action display, Klopp told the Daily Express: "A good performance, of course".

The Netherlands worldwide went on to play 22 games in all competitions for the Reds in the second half of last season, including six in the Champions League en route to the final.

"We played really well in the first half but they changed it round at halftime and pushed us in the second half".

"We can not be anything other than "the challenger" because we didn't win anything since I don't know when - certainly since I am here". The left-back made 3 key passes and created 1 big goal scoring chance. "Mendy has a lot of things to improve and hopefully we can convince him to forget a little bit the social media and improve a few things".

"The plan is they are all happy because they played an important part in our season, so from my point of view all good". "We need to be ready and have that quality".

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

When he starts for Liverpool it might be very bad news for their opponents with him and Keita in the middle of the park, Bernardo Silva will be hoping his powers of persuasion don't have a negative impact on City.

"People are not feeling that way about Manchester United or Tottenham or Chelsea at this moment in time, because of what has happened in pre-season". Another season without silverware could see the end of Klopp.

"We can not test the test before we have a test".

Mane scored 20 goals last season, the last coming in the Champions League defeat to Real Madrid in May, and he is up and running with two already. 'Certainly in terms of the style of play, Liverpool have certainly got the measure of Manchester City.

At the Emirates Stadium, the spotlight shone on both sides as City began their quest to retain their title and Arsenal played their first competitive match for 22 years without Arsene Wenger as manager. They spent a world record fee on goalkeeper Alisson, to make sure Karius wouldn't be a problem, and spent a small sum of back up forward Xherdan Shaqiri. We knew it was going to be hard.

This current Liverpool squad is one of the strongest they've had in the Premier League era as they look to win their first ever Premier League title.

The Estonian was signed for just £4.2 million in 2016, and has one year left on his current contract-though Liverpool have the option to extend this by a further season. We will try to score more goals.

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