The Champions League finalists will kick off as second favourites behind Manchester City, and they're seen as the Citizens' main rivals for a reason, as they dished out one of only two City defeats of the Premier League season a year ago.
He made further gaffes in pre-season matches against Tranmere Rovers and Borussia Dortmund and is expected to lose his place as first-choice stopper following the signing of Alisson from Roma.
Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne is in manager Jurgen Klopp's plans for the new campaign after making a full recovering from the injury which ruined his World Cup dream.
Liverpool spent heavily in the transfer market this summer.
"But it is Hendo, so to be honest in the first session it looked like he trained for the whole three weeks", Klopp told the club website.
Rick Gates says he and Manafort disguised foreign income as loans
Gates, who is 46 and married, admitted: "There was a period in my life, about 10 years ago, when I had a relationship, yes". Prosecutors also say the men falsified documents to lie to banks in order to qualify Manafort for loans.
"Klopp will know that too, but he would rather have spent that money - and have to handle the pressure that comes with it - than not".
Liverpool's title bid does not just depend on how they fare.
With their signings, Liverpool have strengthened their goalkeeping, midfield and forward options. "They've got to be patient".
The Reds are looking to continue their improved form this term as they continue to make progress under new boss Jurgen Klopp.
"It's like Rangers and Celtic".
In the second half at Anfield, midfielders Fabinho - who missed an early penalty - and Marko Grujic both filled in as Van Dijk only played 45 minutes, but Klopp is not anxious ahead of Sunday's visit of West Ham. "Joel did yesterday parts of training like Joe did - we will see how they are today".