Jurgen Klopp reveals how Liverpool can challenge Man City for the title

Heather Diaz
August 10, 2018

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool are still the Rocky Balbao to Man City's Ivan Drago, despite spending more than any other Premier League side this summer.

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.

"Ragnar has no real chance, Joel did parts of training like Joe did, we will see how they are today". 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. "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".

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has announced that his centre-half Dejan Lovren will miss out on the Reds season opener against West Ham on Sunday after his late return to Merseyside following a post-World Cup final break.

"We have to be more consistent".

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. More clinical. More aggressive in the right moments. That's it. We lost them in other games. Do we go to finals again?

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"Somebody told me we were the unluckiest team". We need to improve everything.

"It is hard for us and the other teams too".

"I don't think too much about what we have to do in general".

Klopp added: "We will see about the England boys and Dejan. Yes, we should try to win it this time".

"The league is exactly the same". "We have to be like Rocky". 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 want to have our points'.

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