Of all 20 Premier League teams, few will be as happy as Liverpool with how their transfer window has gone. Despite it being a World Cup year and the Premier League market closing earlier than the rest of Europe, the Reds got their business done early and have strengthened their areas of weakness. Their standout addition is that of Alisson from Roma – the Brazilian has developed into one of the most reliable goalkeepers in Europe and will solve a long-standing problem position which was typified in last season’s Champions League final when Loris Karius made two mistakes.
Along with the additions Fabinho and Naby Keita in midfield, Jurgen Klopp is now under pressure to seriously challenge Manchester City for the title as he looks for his first piece of silverware in England. Indeed, in Tipbet’s season bets the Reds are 4.30 and behind the current champions (1.55). Any chance of winning the Premier League for the first time is likely to hinge on Mohamed Salah, who scored 44 times last season, replicating his rampant form – he is 7.50 to retain the Golden Boot, just behind Harry Kane (4.30).
West Ham United are the visitors to Anfield on Sunday afternoon, and they are another club that have spent big in the window. Having finished 13th last year, Manuel Pellegrini – a league winner with Manchester City – will be expected to push for a top eight finish in his maiden season. The signings of Jack Wilshere, Felipe Anderson, Lucas Perez and Andriy Yarmolenko mean that the Hammers have extensive firepower and, unlike last season, should have a regular source of goals.
The signing of French centre back Issa Diop will also improve United’s defence, so picking up at least a point on Sunday is certainly possible – they are 6.50 to draw and 12.2 to begin with a win. Given their blistering performances last season, though, Liverpool are 1.25 to get three points and 1.80 to score at least three times.
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