Published: Mon, August 13, 2018
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Jurgen Klopp: No one expects more of us than ourselves

Jurgen Klopp: No one expects more of us than ourselves

Speaking after his side opened the Premier League season with an emphatic 4-0 win over West Ham United, Reds boss Klopp said only in England could you "win the title in the transfer market".

The win over West Ham was Liverpool's 27th in the league, more than they have against any other team, while West Ham have only won once at Anfield in 46 league games.

Being bested by Crystal Palace, by some way not the best side in the Premier League but essentially gnarly veterans of the division, will perhaps provide a timely reminder for Fulham that they shouldn't get carried away just because they've signed a group of good players.

"I think directly there is a threat, and I think indirectly in terms of the bigger picture in the league, certainly with the signings they have made, the good feeling of getting into a Champions League final and finishing in the top four consecutive seasons is something where City will feel a threat". "Yes, it's a start - flawless as well because we won the game".

Liverpool eased to victory with Sadio Mane scoring twice between efforts from Mohamed Salah and substitute Daniel Sturridge.

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Not including champions City who begin their season at Arsenal this afternoon, Liverpool looked by far the most dominant side following the first round of Premier League fixtures.

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

Such reasons are why Liverpool are tipped at being Manchester City's closest competitors.

A very good start, for sure.

It was the start Liverpool really needed to kick off a campaign that many fans will expect a trophy out of respectfully, because of the spending this transfer window. We went to finals.

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"We made a good performance in general and day by day we will get better and better", he said. To be a Liverpool player you need special qualities as a person, as well as the ability - they have this! After the mild post-Upton Park chaos, they now have a new manager in Manuel Pellegrini, who has finally secured the financial backing of the owners.

Liverpool's midfield provided the foundation to both scorch and stifle with Gini Wijnaldum controlling well at the base, while Milner was core to every facet of play and Keita exposed spaces the visitors knew nothing about until he weaved through them.

"I'm not complaining just about one offside goal because I repeat that Liverpool played well and deserved to win, but I don't think that the difference was four goals".

Okay, the Brazilian did not score an own goal before being sent off and did at least manage 62 minutes, but such was the impact of his first-half display that he may as well have spent much of it in the dressing-room.

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