Jurgen Klopp: 'Alisson Becker has settled quickly'

Justin GreeneAug 11, 2018

More clinical. More aggressive in the right moments. We can improve everything.

Jurgen Klopp responded to claims Liverpool can win the Premier League title this season by describing his club as plucky street-fighters trying to overcome the all-powerful Manchester City.

"Concerning the gap with Manchester City, but we had three points from them last season and they had three points from us". They wanted to invest money to bring in players. You see what happens around and see how Wolverhampton act, how Fulham act, how Everton act, a lot of clubs are all ambitious.

Brazil legend Pele has backed Liverpool to end their arduous wait to win the Premier League title this season.

"It is not only really hard for us, it is hard for the other teams as well".

"I don't think too much about what we have to do in general". You dive in the water and now let's go for it until we don't have enough air. "That is the plan, that we really go for it". I thought about it for the pre-season, but now we have to be in this championship moment.

The 29-year-old scored eight LaLiga goals and contributed a further six assists as his boyhood club suffered relegation to the second division, a significant improvement on the one goal he has to his name in the Premier League. They brought in [Riyad] Mahrez, so that doesn't make them weaker. They are top quality.

"We are still Rocky Balboa, not Ivan Drago", said Klopp.

"We have to be more consistent", Klopp said. Step by step, we have come closer. Why should we do that? We went to finals. "Football is so hard, we try to play in a better way and get near the top of the table as we can". We didn't talk about that. "We have to be like Rocky".

A little surprisingly, Pele failed to mention another Brazilian on Liverpool's books in midfielder Fabinho, who joined from Monaco for £44million and could prove to be a hugely important player for Jurgen Klopp's team.

"We have players in two different players in each position and they must work in a competitive way between them".

Liverpool will be without Dejan Lovren and Ragnar Klavan for Sunday's opener, while checks will be made on the fitness Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.

"That's how it is".

The Chilean boss spoke to the press on Friday ahead of the game, where we picked up on three key things.

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