Liverpool kicked off their season in style with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah scoring in a commanding 4-0 win over West Ham at Anfield.
It was a stroll next to Stanley Park for Liverpool who took the lead after just 19 minute when Salah picked up where he left off last season by tapping in a great low cross from Andy Robertson to cap off a wonderful flowing move.
Mane double the home side’s advantage just before half time when he also converted from close range from a James Milner cross, before killing off the game early in the second half with a low rifled effort – although he was certainly offside.
Liverpool had dominated throughout and Daniel Sturridge came off the bench to complete the rout two minutes from time when he tapped home a corner at the far post with his very first touch.
Things could not have gone any better for Jurgen Klopp with Naby Keita enjoying a fine debut running the midfield, the defence and goalkeeper Alisson spectating for most of the game and the front men looking fluid and threatening throughout.
Manuel Pellegrini has spent £100m in the summer but has plenty of work to do going on this display, but his season will nto be judged on games at the top four teams and his side will need time to gel.
For Liverpool, though, they’ve hit the ground running in what is being billed as a Premier League title push – they couldn’t have possibly wanted a better start.