Pick your Liverpool team to face West Ham

08 August, 2018, 23:22 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
  • It is still unclear who will partner Virgil van Dijk in the opening game

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri all made their Anfield debuts for Liverpool with the latter impressing with an assist for Daniel Sturridge to score the third goal after Roberto Firmino and Georginio Wijnaldum had given the hosts a 2-0 lead.

After signing goalkeeper Alisson for £65 million last month, Klopp had said he thought the Brazilian would be Liverpool's last signing of the summer.

"He can still play as the eight or we could play some games with a double six, Fabinho could play the eight or whatever, that's all possible", Klopp stated as he hinted at a flexible formation for the 2018/19 season.

"We will see what happens".

"But I have no idea what will happen in the next two days".


"As a human being I was hoping for it, that it would be like this", Klopp told reporters after the game. "I don't update each second". He cost £70m but I reckon you could sell him for a lot more than that now.

Karius has lost his role as Liverpool No. 1 to new signing Alisson, but after coming on to the pitch in Tuesday's friendly against Torino, the home fans applauded his entrance. "He was very comfortable on the ball five minutes in and it meant we could show for it and he was starting most of our play, so it was a very good performance from him".

Henderson is on the back-foot in terms of fitness having just returned from his post-World Cup holidays but he came on as a substitute against Torino last night.

And now he is pushing for a place in Klopp's side for the clash with West Ham at Anfield.

"He's experienced enough not to bring himself in hard situations where he has to run two or three miles in two minutes". I don't know. I'm happy about the game tonight and about what we did, the whole atmosphere.

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