Klopp: Liverpool are Rocky to Man City's Drago


Jurgen Klopp expects more players to leave Liverpool following the summer departures of Danny Ward and Danny Ings.

"The window is only one way closed so we cannot buy any more but we can sell not in Premier League - but it is clear that a few things will happen", he said. No, but they can beat Man City in a one-off game.

'People ask me is it the best squad I've ever had? "The Reds look to have improved in a number of key areas this season and the signing of Brazilian keeper Alisson could be the last piece in the jigsaw".

Speaking ahead of Liverpool's campaign opener at home to West Ham on Sunday, Klopp stressed that his side's summer spending does not guarantee contention.

'My own expectations are always pretty high, we'll have to make the most of it (the pressure after spending a lot).

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"We have to be in the championship mode", he said. We know that. We have to be more clinical in the right moments, we have to be more aggressive in the right moments. We need to improve everything.

"I can't see anything but a Liverpool win", Merson told Sky Sports, after backing Liverpool to beat West Ham 2-0 this weekend.

Alisson, Keita and Fabinho are expected to go straight into Liverpool's first-team, while Shaqiri offers an experienced alternative to the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino in attack. It's hard for the other teams as well.

A recent survey revealed Liverpool were the Premier League's unluckiest club last season, with decisions costing them 12 points. We want to be champions of England, but what about [Manchester] United and the other clubs?

But the German insists they are still underdogs in the battle for the league crown, saying: "We are still Rocky Balboa and not Ivan Drago". They didn't lose any players and they brought in [Riyad] Mahrez. "Yes, we should try to win it this time". "We have to be like Rocky". We got the Champions League and that was a success, but we can only improve two more places without being champions.