Jurgen Klopp questions Liverpool's second-favourite Premier League tag

Manuel Pellegrini of West Ham United during his Press Conference after Training at Rush Green

Klopp's side started their season with a thumping 4-0 win over West Ham at Anfield on Super Sunday, with goals from Sadio Mane (2), Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge, and the German said he "couldn't have wished for a better" opening.

The result continued West Ham's terrible record at Anfield, which now extends to one win in 46 league games.

"He's a very positive and motivating player, so this month has been very good and I've spent a lot of time with him". The Hammers were out-worked and overpowered by Keita, Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum in midfield, who were stronger, faster and sharper, while a relatively new-look backline was chaotic and disorganised when Liverpool applied pressure.

After last year's second successive top-four finish and thrilling run to the Championship League final, big things are expected of Liverpool this time around.

West Ham finished 13th past year but the general consensus from what we've seen is that most West Ham fans feel they could've done better.

Visitors West Ham also enjoyed a busy pre-season, with new boss Manuel Pellegrini including five new players - Lukasz Fabianski, Ryan Fredericks, Fabian Balbuena, Jack Wilshere and Felipe Anderson - in his starting XI.

Marko Arnautovic has been banging them in during pre-season and caused Liverpool problems at Anfield past year, striking the woodwork with the score still 0-0.

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Liverpool were the only Premier League side to go unbeaten at home last season and they're just [1.27] to bank three points from Sunday's opener. "We are the ones who have to do more and fight more - that must be our attitude". 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.

"We knew before we played that it was going to hard", Pellegrini admitted post-match.

Salah's shift from pacey wide-man to clinical forward under Klopp has been truly remarkable, and he continued to pick up the same positions from which he was so ruthless last season as well as showing some lovely moments of interplay.

"We can not be anything other than "the challenger" because we didn't win anything since I don't know when - certainly since I am here".

"I think that Liverpool deserved to win. I was just happy to keep the ball out the back of the net", he said.

"They were the better side in the first half and we think we were better in the second half". After that, a clear goal offside decided the game with the third goal. After six weeks in I don't make the difference between a new player and another player because for me, it is exactly similar importance that Millie and Gini are ready to make the next step in their development as well.

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