Published: Thu, August 16, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Liverpool vs. West Ham United - Football Match Report

Liverpool vs. West Ham United - Football Match Report

Jürgen Klopp credited the graft of his midfield three for making Liverpool's 4-0 victory over West Ham United look more comfortable than it was.

"The most important thing was the three points and we got them, so we're very pleased".

Pellegrini's record against Liverpool isn't the best, he's lost in all but one of the seven games he's played against them in the Premier League.

West Ham were one of the highest spenders in the summer transfer window and with a reputed manager taking the reins at the London Stadium in the form of Manuel Pellegrini, they will be hoping for a better season this time around.

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

"We made a good performance in general and day by day we will get better and better", he said.

Klopp was caught laughing at the England international's instant impact in what was a flawless all-round performance. And in the moments when he gets the ball, you can see he is quite a nice footballer. "For that it was a clear start, it was good".

The Senegalese forward added his second and Liverpool's third early in the second period.

With the Hammers on the receiving end of Liverpool's biggest opening day win this century, here are the winners and losers from the match.

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"Right now, it's Bernardo and 10 others", Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said when asked about Bernardo Silva's sublime display in the champions' Community Shield win over Chelsea last weekend. The desire to play every game appears to have been shelved which can only help the career of a player who has so often flattered to deceive because of a series of injuries.

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.

"We are not happy, we don't want to lose 4-0, but we are sure we are in the correct way and will continue working".

"But I think a couple of balls decided the score".

"We played great football today, we created many chances".

"I am not complaining".

Liverpool would discover as much eventually, but when he initially arrived at Anfield 5 years ago it seemed that he had finally found the ideal environment for his maverick style to flourish.

Brazilian midfielder Fabinho was one of Liverpool's marquee summer signings but he was left on the bench for the home match against West Ham on Sunday.

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