The season will be 'unbelievably hard', Klopp warns Liverpool after flying start


And it provides a powerful signal as Liverpool take, at least for now, pole position in the Premier League. They know that, we know that and we have to be ready week in, week out for all the different challenges.

It has been another summer of transition for the Merseysiders following the disappointment of losing the Champions League final to Real Madrid earlier in the year, with the German overseeing a £177m spending spree.

The central defensive area is a bit of an issue for Klopp and Liverpool. However, it was the incredible form of Mohamed Salah that drove Liverpool to the pinnacle of European football. He's out to prove last season wasn't just a fluke for him, and that he has what it takes to be mentioned up there with the best in the world. The match ended up being one sided as Liverpool scored four with Naby Keita in particular playing a very crucial role in Liverpool's setup.

He delivered a typically excellent ball in to the box where none other than 2017-18 Premier League Golden Boot victor Mohamed Salah was waiting to slot home and open this season's account.

Naby Keita (Liverpool): The forwards did the damage in front of goal, but the Guinean produced an energetic, all-action display in the midfield that really caught the eye.

The mesh of explosiveness and steel was one of the most encouraging elements from Klopp's side, which they will have to continuously implement - especially in more challenging fixtures.

Prediction: 2nd place finish after a tough battle for the title between multiple teams. He was heavily involved in his side's build-up play, leading the way for most passes (102) and key passes (3). However, that is what Liverpool will be tasked with this season.

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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Fabianski was by far the busier 'keeper with Alisson making just one comfortable save and impressing far more with his feet to launch a series of Liverpool attacks. West Ham supporters have been extremely frustrated with the lack of investment since moving to the London Stadium and finally, our prayers seem to have been answered with approximately £100m being splashed out this summer. The full back wastes little time in fizzing a low ball into the six-yard box for Salah to tap home.

The domestic cups provide a fantastic opportunity for Klopp to earn his first silverware as Liverpool manager.

Just like the FA Cup, this is another domestic cup that Klopp has really struggled with.

Since the inclusion of the German, Jurgen Klopp, the club has seen an increase in nearly everything.

Liverpool will likely field a young team throughout the competition and hope that gets them as far as it can get.

"Liverpool deserved to win".

Liverpool haven't been crowned champions of England since 1989/90 and finished 25 points behind City last season.