Pele predicts where Liverpool FC will finish this season

12 August, 2018, 11:14 | Author: Suzanne Horton
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Jurgen Klopp says he could be without up to SEVEN first team players when Liverpool face West Ham at Anfield this weekend.

The Brazil global was, until Chelsea signed Kepa Arrizabalaga (for £72million) this week, the world's most expensive goalkeeper following his £67million move from Roma.

Liverpool have strengthened heavily with the likes of Keita.

He could provide attacking impetus as a starter, but he is more likely to be making an impact off the bench given the form of the Reds' attacking trio last season.

Jimenez struggled to make an impact at Atletico Madrid, but the 27-year-old did well during his time at Benfica.

'Just be a goalkeeper.

Manuel Pellegrini is back in the Premier League with West Ham (Picture: Getty Images)What are the odds? More aggressive in the right moments.

One player who has impressed in pre-season is Daniel Sturridge, who appears to have safeguarded his future at the club for the time being at least.


At the end of the previous campaign, Liverpool were prepared to listen to offers of £20m for the injury-prone striker but that situation has now changed. Football isn't played on paper, it's played on grass and you have to get results.

'He's here, he's in a good shape, hopefully he can bring that into the season'.

Liverpool reached the final of the Champions League last season, knocking out City on the way, but they were 25 points off the record-breaking pace set by Pep Guardiola's side domestically.

Good pre-seasons don't create excitement but they can certainly add to the positive vibe already there and wins over admittedly depleted Man City and Man Utd sides, a 5-0 thumping of Napoli and a 3-1 cruise against Torino on Tuesday, have added to the belief that Liverpool mean business.

"Everybody is very focused on that and with the transfers the manager has done you can see that he wants to go forward and to make progress. That's the plan - that we really go for it".

"We have to be more consistent", Klopp said.

The buzz is good at West Ham too, compared to this time past year.

We are in for an entertaining 90 minutes at Anfield, so here is everything you need to know about the match...

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