Despite Liverpool's dominance, chances were hard to come by for the hosts as they were let down by their final ball on a few ocassions.
The French attacker looked set to join the Reds earlier in the summer after a fee and personal terms were agreed between all parties - with club media duties also completed - however the deal dramatically crumbled as the true extent of previous injuries to his knee emerged. The match ended up being one sided as Liverpool scored four with Naby Keita in particular playing a very crucial role in Liverpool's setup.
A run to the Champions League final in May before losing out to Real Madrid showed both how far Liverpool had come in his time in charge, but also where there was room for improvement. It was good, we know about our expectations and we obviously realised a very positive atmosphere around us in the whole pre-season, that's all. That's what we spoke about and what we expect from ourselves.
Liverpool should start the season with a win but West Ham can find the net too, says Dave Tindall, as he previews Sunday's match between the two clubs.
Yet, despite the vast investment in the East Londoners, on this evidence Pellegrini will do well to better West Ham's 13th-placed finish last season as the visitors were happy to limit the damage after the break. You see things in pre-season, but it's different.
I believe the signings we have made are of huge potential, and that we have massively strengthened our attacking options, which quite clearly indicates the way in which Manuel Pellegrini wants his West Ham side to play.
So we have to invest more, we have to fight more, we have to create more.
"We can not be anything other than "the challenger" because we didn't win anything since I don't know when - certainly since I am here".
Salah's shift from pacey wide-man to clinical forward under Klopp has been truly remarkable, and he continued to pick up the same positions from which he was so ruthless last season as well as showing some lovely moments of interplay.
And Klopp claims his squad and him have the "highest expectations you can imagine" for themselves for the upcoming campaign. They deserved to win. "I think it's the year of Liverpool, Alisson and Firmino!" tweeted the Brazilian great.
"They were the better side in the first half and we think we were better in the second half".
And the supporters positivity was echoed by their Chilean boss, who said: "I will try to play attacking football and score a lot of goals because, throughout my career, I have always been a manager who plays offensive football and tries to attack".