The boss explains our lineup
- Klopp tells why he chose this starting XI vs West Ham
"[Alisson] has to play his game. We have worked together for two weeks; that’s not the world but it’s OK.
"Naby was here for all six weeks of the pre-season, like Fabinho. Shaqiri came later. Both are in the squad, that’s very important for us.
"Usually in the past, I think I always played with the team of last year at the beginning of the season but Hendo came back a bit late and stuff like that, so it makes sense.
"And they played really well together in midfield, for example against Napoli. Gini, Naby and Millie have worked together since we started pre-season, so that’s the midfield we wanted to have.
"Up front is clear. The defensive line is pretty much the defensive line of last year; Joe [Gomez] is in now at centre-half, he played a good pre-season.
"Of course, I never forget the last season – why should I? But the actual performance and impression training is more important, and that’s the line-up."