Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he completely understands what the fans expect out of the team after he bolstered his squad with quality summer signings. Klopp has made four new signings in the form of Shaqiri, Alisson, Fabinho, and Keita and spent more than £170m. Klopp admits that after three losses in three major finals during his time at Anfield, he is under pressure to deliver trophies and end the clubs trophy drought.
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“I cannot give guarantees here but I understand if people think that. I know about the expectations and that is completely normal,” said Klopp. ” First of all, we have to play the football that gives us an opportunity to win something. We cannot talk about winning something before we start the season. ” I am confident we can build on last season. It’s not that we lost things completely but you have to work on it to get it back. ” The football the boys played last year was not easy. There was a lot of work invested in playing like that. That’s what we will do again. I am not in doubt about our basis or that we will reach it again.”
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“Other teams, of course, will do transfer business as well. They will not be weaker than last year. City brought in (Riyad) Mahrez. I did not hear that they lost one player so far. ” So it means the quality of last year plus Mahrez. That’s a nice plan as well. United will go for it, too, and that’s completely normal. ” We expect more from ourselves. We will go again for the championship and each kind of cup but that does not mean I can sit here and we will get it. We have the highest ambitions, 100 percent.”
Klopp has, however, urged the Liverpool fans to give the new signings time to adapt to the premier league and the game they play. Liverpool plays a high intensity and high pressing game and it is completely understandable that one would need time to adjust to the game style and intensity. Liverpool was brilliant towards the end of last season in the Premier League as well as the Champions League and will look to carry on that form into the new season and finally deliver some trophies.