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The Reds have drastically strengthened this summer with the additions of Alisson, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita but Klopp claims they still need to work on their consistency as well as aggression and might even need more luck to launch a serious title bid.

The Champions League finalists will kick off as second favourites behind Manchester City, and they're seen as the Citizens' main rivals for a reason, as they dished out one of only two City defeats of the Premier League season past year. "I think everyone knew from his first interview he spoke very good English so the settling-in period is over for him and I think he is very much part of the squad", Robertson added.

But while City begin the campaign as firm favourites after their record-breaking title campaign last season, they will be well aware of the threat posed by Juergen Klopp's improving Liverpool and the rest of the big six.

"City - the champions - have not lost a player and brought in Mahrez".

"Chelsea are brilliant - and they have been, no matter who the manager is, at doing transfer deals behind the scenes".

'We are still Rocky Balboa and not Ivan Drago.

The Lyon midfielder would be the cherry on top of the cake of Liverpool's transfer window and has the potential to be one of the savviest bits of business the club has done all summer.

Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring their second goal with team mates. It is the type of exercise that the leading Premier League clubs...

Their last two season openers have produced 13 goals - a 4-3 win over Arsenal two years ago and a 3-3 draw with Watford last August.

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"First of all, John is a goalkeeper maniac".

The Hammers have lost their season-opening Premier League game on 11 occasions, more than any other side.

Pellegrini has also lost all three of his league fixtures at Anfield - twice against Brendan Rodgers and once versus Jurgen Klopp.



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