Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp still expects players to leave

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp still expects players to leave

Paul Merson believes Liverpool FC need to sign another centre-half to finally win their first Premier League title.

"We are the ones who have to do more, fight more, and that must be our attitude". The last few years I've had to sit here and defend our transfer behaviour, we sold more than we brought in.

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 Reds were busy strengthening their squad in the summer transfer window with four new faces arriving at Anfield ahead of the new Premier League campaign.

"We can improve everything: we can improve our offensive game, we can improve our defensive game".

He's already shown in Liverpool's pre-season friendly against Napoli that he has fantastic vision for a goalkeeper and brings more to the team than his abilities in the 18-yard box.

They did finish a distant 25 points adrift of Pep Guardiola's magnificent City side, however, and Klopp's men will have to make drastic improvements this season, if they are to have any chance of toppling the Citizens.

"It is hard to win every game, if we see how Wolves, Fulham or Everton act, they are all ambitious".

"You ask me about the gap with City". It's hard for all the teams. We jump into the water and we dive until we don't have oxygen anymore. "The champions are Manchester City", Jurgen Klopp continued. That's the plan - to really go for it.

"He needed a couple of midfielders, a player who can come in if one of the front three get injured and play with guile because that's their problem - breaking teams down". They were impressive against Chelsea, both sides were. But what about the other clubs?

But the German insists they are still underdogs in the battle for the league crown, saying: "We are still Rocky Balboa and not Ivan Drago".