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Westham, 12-08-18, PL (H)

Couldn't wait any longer so here we go, start of the new season and we kick off with a visit from the hammers. We've added some real quality during the summer (how good does Shaqiri look) and i think we're all very possitive about the coming campaigne. 

For me the team is obvious but for one midfield possition as in does Hendo, Millner, Wini or Shaqiri start? imo it's between Wini and Shaqiri with Kieta and Fabinho being the other two. My preference would be Shaqiri who i think has been outstanding in pre-season, Wini has been excellent as well with his couple of goals but Shaqiri just has that extra bit of quality i feel. My team for our opening game would be, 

                                                                      Allisson

                                                  Arnold     Gomez   VVD    Robertson

                                                      Shaqiri     Fabinho    Kieta

                                                      Salah       Firmino     Mane

I put Gomez in instead of Lovren as Lovren is not back long from the WC final  and hasn't trained too much so a good opportunity for Gomez to give Klopp something to think about for that position, you all know what i think of Lovren by now. It's a very attacking team but i want us to send out an early meesage with hopefully a really good comprehensive win here, best of luck RedMen.

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  • The back 5 pick themselves if Gomez is fit and so do the front three. That just leaves the mid-field. My preference for this one would be Milner, Wijnaldum and Keita. I think starting two debutantes in midfield in a PL match is a risk and anyway Fabinho has a slight injury. I would keep Shaqiri on the bench but bring him on some time in the second half. Same with Sturridge. West Ham have greatly strengthened their squad but whether their new players are fully integrated as yet remains to be seen. These opening games are alwys tricky and I always feel the league doesn't really settle down until late October, but with City likely to set the pace we cannot afford to drop many points in the early weeks. From what I've seen in pre-season we are well prepared and even stronger than last season especially in midfield and defence.
    • I would be quite happy with your midfield choice for sure but if Fabinho is fit i feel sure Klopp will start him. Shaqiri has had such a good pre-season and hence why i put him in, sturridge too has been excellent, to have those two on our bench is fantastic.
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