Liverpool get their Premier League campaign underway against West Ham at Anfield on Sunday, with Jurgen Klopp aiming to challenge for the title following a summer filled with blockbuster signings.
The Reds had a successful pre-season tournament preparing for the start of the season proper, following emphatic wins over Manchester United, Napoli and Torino as the new additions look to continue to be integrated into the side.
West Ham are a new-look side following the appointment of former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini and also had a busy summer, welcoming Carlos Sanchez and Lucas Perez on deadline day.
Here is everything you need to know ahead of Sunday's fixture.
|Game||Liverpool vs West Ham|
|Date||Sunday, August 12|
|Time||1:30pm BST / 8:30am ET|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
In the United States (US), the game will be shown on NBC Sports and livestreamed on the NBC Sports app.
|US TV channel||Online stream|
|NBC Sports||NBC Sports app|
In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on Sky Sports on streamed live online on the Sky Go app.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Sky Sports||SkyGo app|
Squads & Team News
|Defenders||Clyne, Gomez, Van Dijk, Moreno, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Klavan|
|Midfielders||Jones, Fabinho, Milner, Keita, Shaqiri, Wijnaldum, Markovic|
|Forwards||Sturridge, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Solanke|
New signings Alisson and Naby Keita have been handed their Premier League debuts, while fellow recruits Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri take their place on the bench.
Joe Gomez starts at centre-back alongside Virgil van Dijk in the absence of injured duo Ragnar Klavan and Dejan Lovren, while Jordan Henderson must make do with a substitute's role.
Mohamed Salah leads the forward line alongside familiar partners Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Milner, Wijnaldum, Keita; Mane, Salah, Firmino.
Subs: Karius, Clyne, Fabinho, Henderson, Sturridge, Lallana, Shaqiri.
|Position||West Ham squad|
|Defenders||Fredericks, Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Diop, Balbuena, Rice, Cresswell|
|Midfielders||Masuaku, Noble, Obiang, Wilshere, Sanchez|
|Forwards||Antonio, Yarmolenko, Snodgrass, Arnautovic, Perez, Hernandez, Anderson|
Pellegrini will be without the services of Andy Carroll, Winston Reid, Manuel Lanzini and Jordan Hugill, while forward Andriy Yarmolenko could make an appearance from the bench following his recovery from a hip issue.
Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is set to make his Premier League debut for West Ham, with Marko Arnautovic spearheading the attack.
West Ham XI: Fabianski; Fredericks, Ogbonna, Balbuena, Masuaku, Noble, Rice, Wilshere, Antonio, F. Anderson, Arnautovic.
Subs: Adrian, Zabaleta, Diop, Obiang, Snodgrass, Yarmolenko, Chicharito.
Betting & Match Odds
Liverpool are priced at odds of winning 1/4 according to dabblebet, while a draw is available at 5/1. A win for the Hammers is priced at 11/1.
Liverpool have been impressing throughout pre-season, registering just one loss in their International Champions Cup campaign to Dortmund and not losing since.
Klopp has been working to integrate the likes of squad additions in Alisson, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri into the side as well as having to welcome back the return of his full internationals.
The superstar front-three of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah are all match-fit and prepared to lead the Reds line, with Daniel Sturridge also having had somewhat of a scoring renaissance during pre-season and looks to have re-cemented his spot in the squad following an underwhelming loan spell at West Brom.
The Anfield outfit bid farewell to Danny Ings, who returned to boyhood club Southampton after struggling with injuries over the past few years.
Klopp will be put under pressure to win his first honours as manager of Liverpool and will be eager to begin the Premier League campaign with a solid victory over West Ham, who he defeated home and away last season.
Former Hammers boss David Moyes left the club despite guiding the side successfully away from relegation, replaced by Pellegrini. The Argentine manager invested heavily in his squad this summer and was also able to keep holds of the likes of Javier Hernandez, who previously spoke of his unhappiness at the London Stadium.