Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists his team should improve everything this season (Getty Images)Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool need to ‘improve everything’ to challenge champions Manchester City for the Premier League title this season ahead of their opener against West Ham.
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 Kop boss also noted that City haven’t lost any players from last season’s dominant side and insists they shouldn’t underestimate other Premier League sides who intend to impress.
‘We have to be more consistent,’ Klopp said. ‘We know that. More clinical. More aggressive in the right moments. We need to improve everything.
‘You ask me about the gap with City. We had three points from City and they had three points from us. It’s about losing them in other games.
‘It’s not the other big six. You see how Fulham, Wolves and Everton act – and I’m not forgetting anybody – they are all ambitious. It’s difficult for all the teams.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp refuses to underestimate the rest of the Premier League competition (Getty Images)‘We have to be in a championship mode. We jump into the water and we dive until we don’t have oxygen anymore. 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.
‘City – the champions – have not lost a player and brought in Mahrez. They were impressive against Chelsea, both sides were.
‘We are still Rocky Balboa and not Ivan Drago. We need to want more and fight more. That must be our attitude.’
Liverpool face West Ham on Sunday at Anfield and might be without Fabinho who felt ill and was sent home.
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