Liverpool wait anxiously over Fabinho's fitness ahead of West Ham opener

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah with manager Jurgen Klopp after the match

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.

Mourinho has spent his entire career buying success by signing the best players for the most money, so he is in no position to have a pop at a manager who broke even on his spending in the last two summer transfer windows and has not spent too much overall when you throw the £142m windfall from the sale of Philippe Coutinho into the mix. And I feel as though we have got a fantastic squad. What happened in the Champions League final with Loris Karius, yes it was disappointing for the Liverpool supporters on the night losing that game, but we've all been there as players where you have a poor game. "I was not surprised, to be honest, but as a human being I was hoping for it, that it would be like this".

"We will see what happens", he started.

But while City begin the campaign as firm favourites after their record-breaking title campaign last season, they will be well aware of the threat posed by Juergen Klopp's improving Liverpool and the rest of the big six.

The defensive midfield roles will be spliced up between new boy Fabinho, Gini Wijnaldum, James Milner and Jordan Henderson, with Adam Lallana's return from injury offering additional options.

"I am not sure, but it is Hendo".

Klopp noted that the skipper "looked like he trained for the whole three weeks" when he came back to Melwood at the weekend, which prompted the decision to give him minutes.

"We have a few days [to prepare], I like that. He was very comfortable on the ball five minutes in and it meant we could show for it and he was starting most of our play, so it was a very good performance from him".

Bridge reckons a deal for Pulisic before tomorrow's 5pm transfer deadline isn't completely off the table.

He would become Wolves' sixth signing since gaining promotion from the Championship in May.

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