Published: Sat, August 11, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Klopp has great expectations Liverpool will deliver

Klopp has great expectations Liverpool will deliver

The Reds topped the outlay charts following the big-money arrivals of Alisson, Fabinho and Naby Keita, with Xherdan Shaqiri the other player signed for less than £35 million.

Alisson is expected to make his competitive debut for Liverpool during their Premier League opener against West Ham United on Sunday, and Klopp has been impressed with the start he has made at the club.

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. You have to create a squad which is strong enough and wide enough to cope with the Premier League.

With the transfer window still open in Italy, Spain, France and Germany, Klopp admits there could be further departures from Anfield.

"We are still Rocky Balboa, not Ivan Drago", said Klopp. Do we go to finals again? It's about making the right decisions in the right moment.

In the Sylvester Stallone film the eponymous hero wins a 15th-round knockout against remorseless 100-win heavyweight Ivan Drago, who had previously killed Apollo Creed in a fight in which Balboa was in his fellow American's corner. I thought about it for the pre-season, but now we have to be in this championship moment.

"Step by step, we come closer".

"The champions Manchester City did not lose any player and brought in (Riyad) Mahrez, so it doesn't make them weaker".

"We will try to reach the highest place".

"We want to be, it has been clear for ages, champion of England and winning the league but how can we say that?"

He stated: "My expectations are always high". We need to improve everything.

"We have to be more consistent".

People ask me already if it's the best squad I've ever had.

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