Team need to perform much better to outsmart rivals: Liverpool’s Klopp
LONDON (UK) – In the Premier League last season, Liverpool emerged 18 points clear. However, manager Juergen Klopp said the team needs to do much better this year to remain one step ahead of rivals.
The club had a tough fight with Leeds United to win 4-3 and start the new campaign. They strengthened their squad by signing Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich on Thursday.
“It’s completely normal that we have to make another step because other teams will make other steps as well,” Klopp said.
“It has nothing to do with being champions, we constantly try not to develop but to find solutions to the new challenges before we have the problems with them.
“But a lot of the good things we did, first and foremost we have to show again, so it’s not only about changing things it’s about finding the right approach and plan again for this season.”
Liverpool will play Chelsea on Sunday and Klopp said the rivals have quality.
“There’s plenty of threats, they’ve signed really well and already had an unbelievably good team,” Klopp said. “We had to suffer a lot against them in the games last season.
“There’s so many good players up front, in midfield, the defensive line and the full-backs — there’s not a biggest threat, Chelsea themselves are the threat.”