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Liverpool's ruthless 4-0 win over West Ham on Sunday proved that the English Premier League's battle for supremacy is unlikely to be the one-horse contest of 12 months prior.

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 after one result. It's good that the people are positive, but the people know as well that this season will be unbelievably hard. "That is the goal of the club now and we are looking forward to the season". A once-great prospect whose last hurrah came in the late 1980s making a comeback against the latter-day heroes is a more accurate reflection of where Liverpool now sits.

Entering the 2018/19 season Liverpool will be full of confidence despite losing out to Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

"A very good start, for sure", Klopp said at his postmatch news conference. That's what we expect from ourselves and then we will see where it leads to.

However, there was little tinkering for Klopp to do up front after Salah, Mane and Roberto Firmino combined for 91 goals last season, and they again provided the firepower to outclass a sorry West Ham despite their own near £100 million outlay on nine new players.

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.

The Reds begin their season with a tricky tie against a Hammers side that were unbeaten during pre-season.

Both the wing forwards, Salah and Mane returned to Liverpool early for the pre-season fixtures after the World Cup campaigns with their national teams and both looked razor sharp and hungry to go again.

"We are still Rocky Balboa and not Ivan Drago, we are the ones who have to do more and fight more, that must be our attitude".

"We played really well in the first half but they changed it round at halftime and pushed us in the second half". That's the only thing that I wanted to say: we can not be anything different from the challenger because we didn't win anything since I am in anyway, [and] it's a long time ago.

"What is important is that we know what we want to be, and we want to be a challenger".

Liverpool supporters flooded into the gates at Anfield on Sunday afternoon with high expectations and left fully satisfied, perhaps already dreaming of a first top-flight title in 28 years.

The Liverpool manager said: "He is not fit".

"And I think he'll do better and better for us because he's got great quality". They deserved to win. Indeed, the east Londoners have won just once at the Reds home in 56 years, and to boot had conceded four goals in each of their last three league encounters with Jurgen Klopp's men. After that, a clear goal offside decided the game with the third goal.

"He can play different positions of course, but I think No. 8 is his best in the moment, so that's all cool".

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