"But it also means that if Liverpool do not go close, they may find themselves back in familiar territory in 12 months' time, behind those who usually invest more but are rebuilding going into this campaign".
"We are still Rocky Balboa and not Ivan Drago".
Liverpool will beat Manchester City to the Premier League title this season, Ian Wright reckons. I said it 500 times already; when Daniel is fit, nobody doubts him. "Joel did yesterday parts of training like Joe did - we will see how they are today".
Shaqiri's spells with first club FC Basel and Bayern yielded honours including five domestic titles and the 2012-13 Champions League - and he is targeting further success with Liverpool.
"We do not have to play much better in the games against City - if we perform like we did past year, that would already be good". We want to be champions of England, but what about [Manchester] United and the other clubs? We went to finals. The pressure is cranked up now - Liverpool fans will want a trophy in order to secure more than just bragging rights. "That depends only on how we play, perform and fight, not on what I say now. That's the plan - that we really go for it".
Trent Alexander-Arnold returned sooner than expected from his extended holiday after the 2018 FIFA World Cup and should start ahead of Nathaniel Clyne at right-back. At the end, I'm pretty sure we have a fantastic football team on the pitch and hopefully I have to make a few decisions.
"The scan was clear, I heard you all know he had a scan so maybe at one point we can change that as well", Klopp said.
"I also stated after Coutinho's sale that the extraordinary fee presented an opportunity - for one summer at least - to outspend the rest of the Premier League".
"Dejan will not be available for the weekend, that's how it is", he confirmed.
Alisson, Fabinho and Naby Keita make up the quartet of new arrivals at Anfield this summer and Shaqiri said: "We have a big team and a lot of players with quality so I think that the coach can rotate".
We know what Pele thinks and when Jurgen Klopp was asked about his side's chances of glory this season, he knows exactly what Liverpool need to work on.