Liverpool Blood Red - The inside story on Liverpool's Premier League opener against West Ham United

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The wait is nearly over – Liverpool kick-off their Premier League campaign at home to West Ham United on Sunday.

And we’ve got a full preview of the Anfield clash in our latest podcast.

The pod features our very own Liverpool FC correspondent James Pearce, who has been with the Reds every step of the way this summer, in England, America, France and Ireland.

James gives us the latest from inside the buzzing Liverpool camp, explains the fine line that Jurgen Klopp is trying to tread, and how he expects the Reds to line-up on Sunday.

The pod also features an interview with the West Ham writer for the Football.London website, Sam Inkersole, who explains how the ugly scenes that marred the Hammers’ 3-0 home loss to Burnley in March was the catalyst for a summer of change that saw Manuel Pellegrini replace David Moyes in the hotseat and see nearly £100m splashed on new signings.

Sam also talks former £35m Reds forward Andy Carroll and why a confident West Ham will fancy their chances on Sunday.

The podcast also features audio from Klopp’s press conference on Friday – including his brilliant three-minute response to the question of whether his Liverpool side can lift the club’s first league title since 1990.

He references Rocky Balboa and Ivan Drago and, like the rest of the pod, it’s well worth a listen. Enjoy.