Mohamed Salah and Liverpool soon showed their power by crushing West Ham 4-0 on Sunday in a runaway start in the Premier League by Juergen Klopp's team.
The Egyptian forward signed 44 goals in his first season in Liverpool and it only took him 19 minutes to open his account of the new season at Anfield.
Sadio Mane increased shortly before the second and the Senegalese winger signed the third at the beginning of the second half when he gave the impression that he was ahead. Daniel Sturridge put definitive figures on his first touch of the ball after entering near the end.
A great start, without a doubt, "Kloop said when he started his fourth season leading the Reds.
Liverpool was the team that invested most during the window of signings -170 million pounds (220 million dollars). Two of the reinforcements were from the game on the first date: the Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson and the Guinean midfielder Naby Keita.
West Ham could only give a few glimpses under the baton of Chilean coach Manuel Pellegrini, back in the Premier after leading the last two years in China.
It was difficult before the match, during the match and after the game, "said Pellegrini. "We had to play against one of the best teams in the Premier League."
Also on Sunday, Burnley drew a goalless draw to visit Southampton.
Later, Manchester City began the defense of his title on the court of Arsenal.