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

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"We did not reach anything yet, we have been in finals and if we get there again we should try to win it".

"We have to be more consistent, we know that". More clinical. More aggressive in the right moments.

The Reds have been installed as second favourites behind champions Man City following a summer spending spree that saw the club bring in goalkeeper Alisson, midfielders Naby Keita and Fabinho and attacker Xherdan Shaqiri.

Jurgen Klopp says he has high expectations for Liverpool's ability to challenge for the Premier League title after spending the most of any of his rivals in the close season.

Manchester United were the luckiest team in the league in 2017-18, and should have finished fourth instead of runners-up to Manchester City.

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"They didn't lose any player".

"In football the results can be depending just on two or three balls that change, we have a lot of trust to go there and see what we can do". We have to improve everything.

Merson believes Klopp's side will be someway short of reigning champions Manchester City - but not for a lack of effort.

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

The 21-year-old Nathaniel Phillips made three showings in the International Champions Cup in pre-season and started at Anfield in the club's final warm-up game ahead of the season opener against Torino. You dive in the water and now let's go for it until we don't have enough air.

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

There's been a big debate following that particular deal being sealed over who will ultimately end up being the more successful capture.

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

But the German insists they are still underdogs in the battle for the league crown, saying: "We are still Rocky Balboa and not Ivan Drago".

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