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19'     M. Salah (A. Robertson)
21'     T. Alexander-Arnold (Roughing)
45+2'     S. Mane (J. Milner)
(D. Rice) R. Snodgrass        46'
(Tripping) M. Antonio        52'
53'     S. Mane (R. Firmino)
F. Balbuena        55'
(F. Anderson) Chicharito        62'
(M. Arnautovic) A. Yarmolenko        67'
82'     X. Shaqiri (S. Mane)
87'     D. Sturridge (M. Salah)
88'     D. Sturridge (J. Milner)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: 'We played better than I expected'

Klopp: 'We played better than I expected'
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Jurgen Klopp is delighted with the performance produced by Liverpool to brush aside West Ham United, reserving particular praise for James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum.

Jurgen Klopp has admitted that the performance produced by his Liverpool side in their 4-0 win over West Ham United was 'better than he could have expected'.

A couple of Sadio Mane strikes, either side of goals for Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge, saw the Reds cruise to all three points in their opening Premier League match.

On the back of an impressive pre-season campaign that included four successive wins, Liverpool boss Klopp was particularly pleased to see James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum hit the ground running when the real business got underway.

"We played as good as possible today and we extended a really good pre-season into the Premier League," he told BBC Sport. "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.

"The performance of all the boys and the midfield of James and Georginio was outstanding. It's only the middle of August and then in September the games will come.

"The future of football will be rotation. We need to be ready and have that quality. I told the boys one or two could be disappointed but that will change, if they make the best of their time."

Liverpool are only the second side in Premier League history to score four or more goals in four consecutive games against a single opponent, after Tottenham Hotspur vs. Stoke City.

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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah in action during the Premier League clash with Brighton on May 13, 2018
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Arsenal970222111121
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester94051515012
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

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