"I think Liverpool played better than us". That's how it is, they know that and we know that and we have to be ready week in, week out for all the different challenges. That's the only thing that I wanted to say: we can not be anything different from the challenger because we didn't win anything since I am in anyway, [and] it's a long time ago.
He said: "It's a very good start, for sure".
"We want to compete with the biggest teams like Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona". By halftime, they were 2-0 up courtesy of supreme build-up from Naby Keïta, who fed Andy Robertson to cross for a Mohamed Salah finish before James Milner broke West Ham's offside trap and Sadio Mané punished the rearguard's inability to react. "It was good, not surprisingly good, but it was better than I could have expected because I saw a lot of pre-season hope on the pitch". We started the second half and the referee didn't see a clear offside.More news: Zouma deal to be announced Friday morning
This time, they have a Premier League victor at the helm in the classy Manuel Pellegrini and a squad improved by the signings of exciting Brazilian Felipe Anderson (club record buy), defender Issa Diop, goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, forward Andriy Yarmolenko and free signings Jack Wilshire and Ryan Fredericks. 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.
Pressure cranks higher at Anfield than any other Premier League club, with each year which elapses without an end to their title drought only serving to intensify expectations. You can not test before you have the test.
I think Liverpool take the points so the best bet is to back Mane to score in 90 minutes and the hosts to win at [2.95] on the Same Game Multi feature. An imperial armoury that creates air for the expectation to achieve great things this season. I can see them and I can read the line-up and see then who is on the bench.More news: The Big Match Tactical View: Arsenal v Manchester City
"It's hard to play when you concede four goals".
Keita, goalkeeper Alisson and substitute Xherdan Shaqiri made their first league appearances with Liverpool, while new West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini started five of their summer signings - including former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, who made his first league start in August in four years.
Replicating the 44-goal haul which heralded Salah's debut season at Anfield has not fazed the Egyptian despite an early Champions League final exit and similarly fruitless travails with his national side as they mutedly exited the World Cup group stages.More news: Manchester City vs. Arsenal live stream info, TV channel