Ian Rush predicts where Liverpool FC are going to finish


Liverpool fans have been anxious that with Fabinho and Naby Keita's acquisitions, skipper Jordan Henderson may be warming the bench in the coming season but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has allayed those fears even as he revealed that the Englishman may have to adjust his game a fair bit.

"Today he looked at home, he looked comfortable and when he was called upon he made the saves he had to make, so long may that continue and that will give him more confidence than he has already got and hopefully that will stand us in good stead for the season ahead".

The Reds stormed to victory over the Italians thanks to goals from James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum, Salah, Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno.

In the second half at Anfield midfielders Fabinho - who missed an early penalty - and Marko Grujic both filled in as Van Dijk only played 45 minutes but Klopp is not anxious ahead of Sunday's visit of West Ham.

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Liverpool kick off their new Premier League campaign on Sunday when they welcome West Ham United to Anfield, and Reds fans will be desperate to see Keita in action for the first time competitively. They have also landed Monaco midfielder Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City, in addition to RB Leipzig and Guinea global Naby Keita who was already secured in summer 2017.

Liverpool would score on two occasions moments later.

Liverpool officially signed Keita from RB Leipzig on July 1 after initially striking a deal last summer.

Three minutes later, Wijnaldum rounded off a well-worked team move with a neat finish to double the hosts' lead.

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The first goal conceded by Alisson at Anfield as a Liverpool 'keeper, there wasn't really a whole lot he could have done about this. "Liverpool could run Man City real close".

And while Sturridge and Shaqiri may not start Sunday's game, they have the predatory instinct and creative ability to make a significant impact from the bench if required.

"If you have played 40 games at the end of this season that would be brilliant, not 50".

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