Liverpool kick off their 2018/19 Premier League season with a match at home to West Ham United. Jürgen Klopp has strengthened his team this summer, adding Alisson Becker, Naby Keïta, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri to give him more depth than he’s ever had before.
The challenge at hand for the Liverpool boss is whether or not he can maintain a balance despite having to bed so many summer signings into his system. A good start to the new campaign is imperative if their title ambitions are genuine.
A transitional West Ham side are something of a wild card. A new manager with a new system and a host of new signings means it’s hard to read how they will line-up and what style they’ll play, so the Reds will have to cover all bases.
Our unique algorithm has predicted the Liverpool side it believes will start the game.
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