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So we get a first luck at Alisson and Naby Keita, as well as five of West Ham’s 10 new signings. Here’s the Press Association’s take on the teams:
Liverpool gave debuts to £65m goalkeeper Alisson Becker and midfielder Naby Keita for their Premier League opener at home to West Ham.
Jurgen Klopp’s other two summer signings, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri, were on the bench. Joe Gomez was given the opportunity to start alongside Virgil van Dijk in defence, with centre-backs Joel Matip, Ragnar Klavan and Dejan Lovren all unavailable.
Jürgen Klopp has a chat with Sky:
I think in pre-season you have to create a basis. That’s what we did. We trained hard, we played football games, we were close to our fans in the USA, that’s all you can do in pre-season. Now the real job harts. Focus, concentration, readiness, greed, all that stuff. We should be ready, but it’s completely different. West Ham have a pretty new team, a few nice and especially quick additions. So we need to really concentrate.