Liverpool have improved but need to be more clinical, Klopp says

Sheri SchwartzAug 13, 2018

Jurgen Klopp has admitted that the performance produced by his Liverpool side in their 4-0 win over West Ham United was "better than he could have expected".

"The champions are Manchester City". He only faced two shots on target, and made the saves he needed to.

Having won seven of their warmup clashes, with new signings Alisson, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri slotting in well, Liverpool can hope for a strong campaign in 2018/19.

The match gets underway at 1.30pm (BST)-or 8.30am in NY, 5.30am in Los Angeles, 10.30pm in Sydney, 4.30pm in Dubai and 3.30pm in Nairobi.

Yet, despite the vast investment in the East Londoners, on this evidence Pellegrini will do well to better West Ham's 13th-placed finish last season as the visitors were happy to limit the damage after the break.

Liverpool got their league campaign underway with a comprehensive win over West Ham at Anfield. The Guinean looked the part in pre-season and will be keen on making an instant impact in the Premier League.

The midfielder was a powerhouse in the centre of the pitch, bursting forward to start attacking moves and snuffing out the admittedly limited West Ham attacks easily.

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.

He said: "It's a very good start, for sure".

Klopp's side have been tipped by many as the side most likely to challenge Manchester City for the crown, but the Liverpool manager is not getting carried away with one result.

Naby Keita's debut impressed Jurgen Klopp.

"The after that a clear offside goal decided the game and they had a lot of confidence to play at 4-0".

"Reaching the Champions League final last season was unexpected, but it has served to set the standards for the current team".

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.

Sadio Mane tucked in a second at the far post after a cut-back from James Milner who also exploited the high-line approach of the Hammers who failed to track their markers nor hold their positions. Reaching the UEFA Champions League final past year, as well as spending more than anyone this summer, it is certain to be a hard test for the Irons on Sunday.

What's more, he's scored on the opening day in each of the last two seasons so loves to hit the ground running.

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