Manchester City want better performances, not more points - Pep Guardiola

Joe Cole was sent off on his Liverpool debut against Arsenal in 2010

And Walker said: "I think we set the bar past year".

Manchester United will kick off the new Premier League season when they take on Leicester City at Old Trafford on Friday night.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are under pressure to be serious title challengers next season after the Red Devils ended up in second place in the Premier League and without a trophy last season.

The difference this season is that the Merseysiders have greater strength in depth with the addition of Fabinho and Naby Keita adding increased options in midfield. Liverpool's weakness in the goalkeeper position has been addressed with the purchase of Brazilian Alisson from AS Roma, and with Virgil van Dijk having settled in following his move in January, Klopp's side look a much more complete package.

Meghan Markle has 'not contacted' father, says half-sister
Meghan and Harry are said to be keeping a low profile at their house in the Cotswolds due to increased media attention. And I think, obviously I am a British designer, but I think being a woman and being a women's woman played a part.

Russia names Steven Seagal special envoy to U.S.
Russian Federation has appointed action movie star Steven Seagal as a special envoy for humanitarian ties with the United States. Born in the United States , the martial arts star gained worldwide fame for roles in the 1980s and '90s like Under Siege .

Jackson, Cobie Smulders confirmed for Spider-Man: Far From Home
This will be the first time Nick Fury and Maria Hill have encountered Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Jackson and Cobie Smulders have joined the cast of the Spider-Man sequel, which is now shooting in Europe.

As well as transfers, Mourinho has lamented his lack of key players with the likes of Paul Pobga and Romelu Lukaku on extended post-World Cup breaks. They argued that they have to sell players for financial reasons if they fail to qualify for Europa or Champions League.

The two aforementioned teams are followed by the newly promoted Fulham that have invested as many as 75 million euros for several transfers, including Aleksandar Mitrovic, Alfie Mawson and Jean Michael Seri. While neither side have made major splashes in the market, the new managers will be expected to improve on disappointing campaigns and at the very least be pushing for the top four. They have quality all over the pitch and Guardiola will be extremely focused on further improving his team this season.

All the top four flights in England see their transfer windows close at 5pm BST on Thursday, 9 August.

Pep Guardiola's side are the bookmakers' favourites to triumph once again and it's not hard to understand why.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Thomas Bjorn withdraws from PGA Championship with back injury
Aug 09, 2018 - 02:40
The par-3 sixth is Bellerive's shortest hole at 213 yards, and with little room for error, can be one of its most hard . Is that something you can fix in one week to be competitive? "We were a golf-based foundation".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ben Stokes 'was main aggressor in nightclub fight'
Aug 09, 2018 - 01:58
Stokes and several other England players had gone to Mbargo to celebrate a one-day global win over the West Indies last September. Yesterday, the court heard Stokes bullied the gay revellers, throwing a cigarette at one and making mocking gestures at them.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Phatlum retains one-stroke lead at Women's British Open
Aug 09, 2018 - 01:45
Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand is standing out at the Women's British Open for more than just her pink golf ball. Phatlum is trying to become the second Thai female to win a major championship after Ariya Jutanugarn in 2016.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump vows to impose tariffs on more Chinese goods
Aug 09, 2018 - 01:28
China's surplus with the United States shrank marginally to $28.09 billion last month from a record $28.97 billion in June. The US plans to move forward with further tariffs on Chinese goods starting 23 August, its top trade negotiator has said .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New U.S. Sanctions on Iran Impose Cost on Regime’s Hostile Behavior
Aug 09, 2018 - 00:03
USA sanctions on Iran's energy sector are to be re-imposed after a 180-day wind-down period ending on November 4. Ri was also quoted as describing the sanctions against Iran as "inappropriate and contrary to global standards".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Russia: US Senator Make Unofficial Visit
Aug 08, 2018 - 23:17
He also avoided answering a question about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Don Huffines, R-Dallas, met with Russian officials in Moscow on Monday, joining U.S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fallout 76 to be exclusive to Bethesda.net
Aug 08, 2018 - 22:50
Once that's done, nearer the time of the BETA launch you'll be emailed an access code or download instructions, and away you go. This is also the case when the full game is released, but like Fallout Shelter it could come to Steam at a later date.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Samsung Starts Mass Producing 4-Bit Consumer SSDs
Aug 08, 2018 - 22:47
The 4TB drive will use just 32 of its fourth-generation, 64-layer 1-terabit V-NAND chips, Samsung said. Plus, each of the drives will come with three year warranties.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top USA senator presents letter from Trump for Putin
Aug 08, 2018 - 22:37
Spokespeople for Paul did not immediately respond to questions about the letter, which was given to representatives of Putin. Paul delivered the letter to representatives of Putin because the Russian leader has been away from Moscow all week.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top West Nile-infected mosquitoes found in Wyoming
Aug 08, 2018 - 21:56
Residents are reminded to protect themselves against mosquito bites to avoid West Nile virus . Symptoms of West Nile include joint pain, headaches, muscle aches, nausea and a stiff neck.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Doubts grow over Elon Musk’s master plan to take Tesla private
Aug 08, 2018 - 21:26
Other board members mentioned in the statement included Robyn Denholm, Ira Ehrenpreis, Antonio Gracias and Linda Johnson Rice. But after the markets opened Wednesday morning, Tesla's stock edged downward about 1 percent, to $375.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Oscars Creating 'Popular Film' Category In Academy Awards Reform
Aug 08, 2018 - 20:42
The Oscars are getting a shakeup in 2019, starting with a strict three-hour time limit and a new category to honor popular film. The Academy's board also voted to move the 2020 Oscars, the 92nd edition, from February 23 to February 9.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hiroshima marks 73rd anniversary of atomic bombing
Aug 08, 2018 - 18:59
Barack Obama became the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima in May 2016. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the anniversary event.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Priyanka Chopra's film with Chris Pratt 'Cowboy Ninja Viking' shoot postponed?
Aug 08, 2018 - 18:40
Priyanka signed the film after walking out of Ali Abbas Zafar's Bharat , 10 days before her portion of the shoot was to begin. He'll also return to voice Emmet Brickowski in The Lego Movie 2 and he has the western The Kid coming up next year.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top James Anderson retains top ICC Test bowler spot
Aug 08, 2018 - 18:26
Chasing the target of 194 runs, the Indian team bundled out for 162 runs despite Kohli's useful contribution of 52 runs. Broad captioned it, confirming his team-mate was alright, before including a series of "crying laughter" emojis.