Liverpool vs West Ham, Premier League 2018-19

LIVERPOOL ENGLAND- AUGUST 07 Fans cheer Loris Karius of Liverpool as he replaces Alisson Becker during the pre-season friendly match between Liverpool and Torino at Anfield

Karius came on for Alisson in the second half

While City have not spent as much as Liverpool in this window, they have been among the biggest spenders in the English top-flight for a few years now and a majority of their squad looks likely to remain the same in the years to come.

In terms of exits, the most high profile of permanent departures was Danny Ward to Leicester who some, prior to the arrival of Alisson, may have hoped would finally have his opportunity to shine as he was left to sit out all season as Klopp alternated between Mignolet and Karius. We are still Rocky Balboa and not Ivan Drago.

"More clinical in the right moments, more aggressive in the right moments".

"We have to be more consistent".

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"We are the ones who have to do more, fight more, and that must be our attitude".

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has hailed Chelsea's ability to bounce back from poor seasons and then challenge for the Premier League during the next campaign. We are the ones that have to do more, to fight more, to do all these things.

"We can not go there and win just because we are Liverpool".

"We want to be, it's clear for ages, champions of England".

"My own expectations are always pretty high: make the best out of it, get everything out of it, try to reach the highest", Klopp said.

"We can improve our offensive and defensive play but it is nothing to do with City", he said.

"Ragnar (Klavan) no real chance, Joel (Matip) did parts of training like Joe (Gomez) did, we will see how they are today".

"Again, you all ask me about the gap with City, it's nothing to do with City".

"It is hard for us and the other teams too".

"The champions, Man City, didn't lose any players and brought in [Riyad] Mahrez". We are the ones who have to do more, to fight more, to do all these things.

"The league is exactly the same".

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