Liverpool gear up for Premier League opener against West Ham

Mohamed Salah Cenk Tosun

And Klopp said: "What I learned is that you have deserved luck and we will work on that".

Liverpool FC signed AS Monaco midfielder Fabinho and RB Leipzig's Guinea global Naby Keita to bolster their options in the middle of the park under Klopp. We need to want more and fight more.

He's already shown in Liverpool's pre-season friendly against Napoli that he has fantastic vision for a goalkeeper and brings more to the team than his abilities in the 18-yard box. "We are the ones who have to do more and fight more - that must be our attitude".

"We can not go there and win just because we are Liverpool".

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.

"They didn't lose any player". Klopp, in looking at the 25 point gap that his side needs to close on the reigning champions Manchester City, analogized his club to Rocky and City to Drago.

A recent survey revealed Liverpool were the Premier League's unluckiest club last season, with decisions costing them 12 points.

"Liverpool will give the title a go, they're the second best now, I think they've bought very well, very well", Merson told Sky Sports. 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.

We will only know who's made the better deal once we are well into the 2018/19 Premier League season, but if there's one thing fans can agree on, it's that both have a lot to do to prove that they're worth the substantial fees that have been paid for them.

Liverpool FC will start the new Premier League campaign with a home clash against West Ham United. "We have to be like Rocky". 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 try to reach the highest, that is always my expectations".

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