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After the mild post-Upton Park chaos, they now have a new manager in Manuel Pellegrini, who has finally secured the financial backing of the owners.

"We knew before the game that our start was very hard". It's good that the people can be positive but they know that this season will be unbelievably hard.

"We can not be anything different than the challenger because we haven't won anything since I came in".

"We have to invest more, we have to fight more, we have to create more". That's what we expect from ourselves and then we will see where it leads to.

West Ham will play for sure a good season, but they are not then the Uniteds, Citys and all that stuff.

Liverpool, though, were comfortable without ever needing to hit top gear and certainly look like the title challengers most consider them to be. By halftime, they were 2-0 up courtesy of supreme build-up from Naby Keïta, who fed Andy Robertson to cross for a Mohamed Salah finish before James Milner broke West Ham's offside trap and Sadio Mané punished the rearguard's inability to react.

West Ham offered little as the hosts dominated, but Klopp was reluctant to decribe the performance as ideal. And history says it would be a massive one given that the Hammers have won just one of their last 45 top-flight starts at Anfield. In all other situations we were really concentrated defensively.

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After impressing for Switzerland in the World Cup, the 26-year-old has already made his mark at Liverpool in pre-season. "It was good, not surprisingly good, but it was better than I could have expected because I saw a lot of pre-season hope on the pitch". You can not create that situation, that's what I mean when I said you can not test the test before you have the test. The only problem was, Mane was clearly offside, and by the looks of the footage, the linesman had a pretty good view of the incident.

The fact that despite a host of new additions, Pellegrini gave Rice a start should be a great boost for the young man, but at Anfield, he sadly looked out of his depth and often found himself out of position as Liverpool strolled forward.

The Liverpool manager said: "He is not fit".

"It has to be our ambition to compete with the best and to go on the field against whoever we play trying to win the game and dominate the game".

The Reds finished in fourth place in successive seasons in the Premier League to ensure their continued participation in the Champions League in the 2018-19 campaign.

"He can play different positions of course, but I think No. 8 is his best in the moment, so that's all cool".

"We have to try and win every game because all of them are important".

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