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Liverpool Star Urges Reds To Show Pre-Season Results Against West Ham

12 August 2018

They have been tipped by many as being the most likely to push Manchester City the furthest in this season's Premier League title race and Liverpool got their season off to a flawless start with a 4-0 win at home to West Ham United on Sunday afternoon.

Liverpool handed full debuts to new signings Alisson and Naby Keita, the latter producing a hugely impressive performance at the heart of midfield, while Xherdan Shaqiri made a late appearance off the bench.

He said on Sky Sports: "I couldn't be less interested in what other people say of us". And history says it would be a massive one given that the Hammers have won just one of their last 45 top-flight starts at Anfield. We can not be anything different than the challenge because we didn't win anything for a long time.

These were two of the biggest-spending sides of the transfer window, with Liverpool splashing out close to £177million and West Ham investing close to £100m, but only one of them looked anywhere close to a team. You saw we were not as compact anymore in that period when Arnautovic had a chance and they had a few set-pieces. A 5,000th league win for the Reds was their biggest opening day victory in the modern era for over 24 years, as well as their most emphatic on home soil since 1932. It's not possible. It's not interesting. We did it this year because we felt it was the right moment to do so, that's all! "We enjoy our role, and all the rest is not important to us".

"You can not wish for better". They were second best from the very first minute and but for some occasionally profligate finishing from the hosts - and assured goalkeeper from Lukasz Fabianski - it could have been much, much worse.

"We knew we played against one of the best teams in the Premier League".

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The Italy global barely misplaced a pass and orchestrated the visitors' approach by keeping himself open and barking out orders. While Sarri left smiling, Huddersfield manager David Wagner felt his side had shown encouraging signs despite the scoreline.

"I think, and I hope, we are going to kick on on Sunday with the first win and try to give the fans what they deserve - titles".

"Naby's in because he's a really good footballer, and he obviously settled really quickly". So result good, performance good, let's carry on.

"So that's all cool, he had a lot of help from the players around him today: Sadio works really hard, and the same with Gini and Milly and Robbo". After six weeks in I don't make the difference between a new player and another player because for me, it is exactly similar importance that Millie and Gini are ready to make the next step in their development as well.

"Only the public and media could cause problems by questioning constantly why some aren't playing".

Mohamed Salah tapped the Reds into an early lead before Sadio Mane extended the advantage in first-half stoppage-time. 12 seconds?! Ha ha! Clyney the same, Dom Solanke, Divock Origi are all getting better and better and better, but that's what you need.

Liverpool Star Urges Reds To Show Pre-Season Results Against West Ham