Klopp has great expectations Liverpool will deliver

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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.

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool need to "improve everything" to challenge champions Manchester City for the Premier League title this season ahead of their opener against West Ham.

"We have to be more consistent, we know that". The last few years I've had to sit here and defend our transfer behaviour, we sold more than we brought in. We have to improve everything.

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

Apart from the aforementioned players, the only other confirmed absentee is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Liverpool reached the final of the Champions League last season, knocking out City on the way, but they were 25 points off the record-breaking pace set by Pep Guardiola's side domestically.

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'You ask me about the gap with City. City got three points from us, we got three points from them.

Liverpool FC will start the new Premier League campaign with a home clash against West Ham United. It's hard for all the teams. You dive in the water and now let's go for it until we don't have enough air.

"The [Community Shield] game against Chelsea was impressive from both sides, there's top quality".

Klopp, whose longtime number two Zeljko Buvac left abruptly towards the end of last term, fell back one of his favourite analogies saying Liverpool were Sylvester Stallone's fictional boxer Rocky Balboa rather than his Soviet opponent Ivan Drago.

There are many fans of the Rocky movie franchise who believe that part IV was the best film in the series, as it most easily lends itself to the classic David vs. Goliath motif. That's the plan. A lot of people think because of the transfer window we will [challenge more] - but that's not how it is.