Pressure cranks higher at Anfield than any other Premier League club, with each year which elapses without an end to their title drought only serving to intensify expectations.
Poor defending cost them a second goal just before the interval, to Sadio Mane, who added a third after 53 minutes from an offside position.
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.
"It's a fantastic signing by (Jurgen) Klopp".
Jack Wilshere will be given a personal training plan at West Ham in order to keep him fit and pave the way for an England return. "That will help us to push hard and fight to do our best".
"This is a massive club, and if this is not the best league in the world, it's one of the two biggest championships in the world". As mentioned in our build-up to the game, his pace aided Liverpool in squeezing West Ham back, limiting the Hammers to just two shots on target throughout.
Keita impressed as Liverpool ran out as 4-0 winners.
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Danish defender Jannik Vestergaard, signed by Southampton during the close-season, made a strong debut and the Saints defence looked well-drilled and solid.
Let's not forget that three senior centre-backs were absent from the squad altogether, too, with Lovren having played in the World Cup final three weeks ago and Matip and Klavan struggling with injuries.
"Certainly in terms of the style of play, Liverpool have certainly got the measure of Manchester City".
"It's just one of those things".
Throwing on the bright Xherdan Shaqiri and then Sturridge only further evidenced the threat that Liverpool will pose this season, with the latter finding the net mere seconds after entering the fray. Another mid-table finish is probably the ceiling West Ham can expect this season, but a Europa League qualifying spot could be possible if they get on a hot start. They know that, we know that and we have to be ready week in, week out for all the different challenges.
Naby Keita dominated Declan Rice, as James Milner drifted into wide positions to send testing deliveries into the box.
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