And with a series of key summer acquisitions, the Reds are seen as the most likely side to dethrone Manchester City.
Not our words, reader, but the words of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp in his programme notes ahead of his side's Premier League opener against West Ham United this afternoon. A 5,000th league win for the Reds was their biggest opening day victory in the modern era for over 24 years, as well as their most emphatic on home soil since 1932.
West Ham have invested heavily in their squad over the course of the summer transfer window.
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On Liverpool's greater strength in depth this season...
"We are still very much an "insurgency" - we are a club that has built season-on-season, we have shown a commitment to the development of our players and a commitment to coaching and training. That's all", Klopp insisted after Sunday's win. I've done it before and know how hard it is.
"We have to be more consistent".
"What is important is that we know what we want to be, and we want to be a challenger". They reached the final of the Champions League and bought a lot of new players. The rebuilt Main Stand has ended decades of uncertainty over the stadium's expansion while a sense of collective unity has appeared where suspicion previously reigned supreme. What makes Liverpool special, without a doubt, is the big fan base.
In truth, Liverpool bossed it from the start and deservedly took a lead in the 18th minute as an Andy Robertson cross found Mohamed Salah to tap into an open goal from beneath the crossbar.
In pre-season, Liverpool have had to chop and change partners for Virgil Van Dijk in central defence due to injuries and Dejan Lovren coming back late from the World Cup so BTTS at [2.02] and over 3.5 goals at [2.22] both look decent plays.
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.
Worryingly for the rest of the chasing pack, this Liverpool side is not the finished product.
Naby Keita and Fabinho, it is hoped, will elevate Klopp's midfield to that of Manchester City.
Pellegrini then went on further, discussing the issues he'll be having over his team selection come the game against Liverpool on Sunday. I'm looking forward to this season, to improve things, be competitive and to challenge for the right targets. I think Alisson is one of them.
"So Naby is in because he's a really good footballer and I've said it from the beginning that he's obviously settled really quick and has a similar style of play in a similar position as he did at Leipzig".
Here, Press Association Sport looks at how the Anfield new boys fared in the 4-0 win.
However, if the new players failed to bed down quickly, and the Reds struggled to stay in the top four, then the halo above Klopp could quickly start to fade.
Emery could not have been handed a more hard start to life at Arsenal with a trip to Chelsea following on from the visit of City. But he does look set to leave Arsenal , with new Gunners boss Unai Emery having judged him surplus to requirements.
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This is a special election, not a primary, so the victor of Ohio's vote tonight will head to Congress after votes are counted. Democrats are hoping to rally enough of their anti-Trump base to take control of the House and Senate this fall.
Trump has called for a "separate but equal" space force, a complicated and expensive move that requires congressional approval. On Tuesday, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis called Pence "the point man " on issues pertaining to the USA military and space .
The Malaysian authorities have revoked his passport and issued an arrest warrant although he has previously denied any wrongdoing. On Saturday, the Indonesian government agreed to hand over the yacht to Malaysia .
Newton, the 2015 NFL MVP, said little in response, but did approach Benjamin on Thursday night near midfield , hand extended. Carolina took Benjamin in the first round in 2014 and shipped him to Buffalo midway through last season.
Nat Phillips played an outstanding pre-season and now he played the game tonight, 70-80 minutes at Anfield for the first team. It is nothing serious but it was not possible tonight as he played on Saturday, ' said Klopp . "Joel, we'll have to see".
NASA chief of the science mission directorate, Thomas Zurbuchen, said Parker is an "incredible hero of our scientific community". His 1958 paper was initially ridiculed but has come to be central to our understanding of the solar system and beyond.
When she realized she was showing too much, she used her hand to cover her chest. Any thanks? She doesn't even speak to me now.
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At Least 4 Dead in Shooting in Fredericton, New Brunswick
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Mourinho takes swipe at United's detractors
In football you need time to work and players on the pitch to work and we didn't have that until now. "No miracles", he told a press conference (via United's official website ).
Real Madrid boss speaks out as Mateo Kovacic agrees deal
The move would be similar to Ronaldo's to Juventus, where his salary is paid through sponsorship agreements with FCA. Real Madrid Croatian star shunned training with the rest of the squad in a bid to force a move out of the team .
Nabil Fekir admits he could leave Lyon
One window later, Liverpool can get him a lot cheaper since the manager Jurgen Klopp is a big admirer of Fekir. It does not necessarily represent the position of Liverpool Football Club.
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Cesc Fabregas begs Chelsea’s ‘best player’ Eden Hazard to stay
Sarri would not respond to further transfer questions, but expressed some doubt over the central midfielders at his disposal. I don't want to talk about it and not interested in it'. "I think our task as managers is growing the players that we have".