Liverpool got their season up and running with a 4-0 demolition job of West Ham United at Anfield today, as the likes of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane continued where they left off last season.
The Reds looked superb, and there is every chance that this might finally be the season we see Liverpool crowned Premier League champions, if they can maintain a level of consistency.
The starting XI against West Ham saw the inclusion of big money summer signing Naby Keita, who Liverpool fans have been longing to see ever since a deal for the player was announced earlier in the year. Keita did not disappoint.
The busy central midfielder was everywhere for the Reds, and slotted seamlessly into Klopp’s aggressive pressing style of play, while maintaining composure on the ball and looking a threat going forward too.
It begs the question why Keita was so easily acquired by the Reds, when clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea have been desperate for a quality central midfield addition all summer long.
Keita, and granted it’s only based on one game, does look the business, and he could well end up being the main man for Liverpool this season. If he can continue the form he demonstrated on this opening weekend, then the sky really is the limit for the former RB Leipzig star.
Liverpool fans, what do you think? Have you pulled off the coup of the summer? Let us know your thoughts!