"We are still Rocky Balboa, not Ivan Drago". We don't have big issues but with these little things we need to think about if it is a risk or not and if it is a risk do we take that risk or not and all that stuff.
"We have to be in a championship mode".
"Why should we do that?" They have added Fred in a move, similar to their addition of Matic last summer to try and allow Paul Pogba to play further up the pitch and try to have an effect. That's the plan, that we really go for it.
Klopp is yet to win any silverware at Liverpool despite reaching the finals of the 2016 League Cup and Europa League and last season's Champions League, believes Liverpool need some good fortune. "We have to be like Rocky".
And while Klopp would like that fortune to change he knows there are other factors which are more important.
Liverpool have strengthened heavily with the likes of Keita.
As the window closed at 5 PM on Thursday 9th August, nearly 3 weeks earlier than in most years, there was a sense of calm, in an office at Melwood, where unlike some of the other managers in the league, Jurgen Klopp could enjoy a relaxing day with an afternoon training session and no smacks of desperation like a certain moaning manager at the opposite end of the East Lancs. But that all made sense - we had to create a squad which is strong enough and wide enough to cope with the Premier League and to be as successful as possible.
"His scan was clear but he was feeling ill [when he came in for training] and we sent him home again". We want to be champions of England, but what about [Manchester] United and the other clubs? Klopp, in looking at the 25 point gap that his side needs to close on the reigning champions Manchester City, analogized his club to Rocky and City to Drago.