Liverpool have defensive worries ahead of West Ham tie

Loris Karius was given a warm reception by the Kop

Loris Karius was given a warm reception by the Kop

I don't think about that because it's not what we have now, it's about what we make of it, how often we deliver, how often we bring ourselves in a mood to fight against all these Premier League teams who all want to have our points.

If Matip and Gomez are unavailable, Nathaniel Phillips, who has performed well in pre-season, will likely partner Van Dijk.

"Why should we do that?"

"We will try to reach the highest place". We went to finals.

"We can not go there and win just because we are Liverpool. We have to be like Rocky".

Liverpool face West Ham tomorrow in their first game of the season.

And while Klopp would like that fortune to change he knows there are other factors which are more important.

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Klopp has made four big money signings, adding goalkeeper Alisson, midfielders Naby Keita and Fabinho and winger Xherdan Shaqiri, giving supporters genuine optimism ahead of the new campaign. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is only the latest sports figure to reference the classic tale from 1987 of the American Rocky Balboa (portrayed by Sylvester Stallone) upsetting the heavily favored Soviet Ivan Drago (played by Dolph Lundgren) in Moscow on Christmas Eve.

As the window closed at 5 PM on Thursday 9th August, nearly 3 weeks earlier than in most years, there was a sense of calm, in an office at Melwood, where unlike some of the other managers in the league, Jurgen Klopp could enjoy a relaxing day with an afternoon training session and no smacks of desperation like a certain moaning manager at the opposite end of the East Lancs.

"It's closed for us to buy but we can only sell outside of England".

'It all makes sense, we had to create a squad which is strong enough and wide enough to cope with the Premier League.

"Step by step, we come closer".

This has raised expectations for a title challenge in 2018/19, but after City's record-breaking 100-point tally last season the obstacles are vast. It's about making the right decisions in the right moment.

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