"We are the ones who have to do more and fight more - that must be our attitude". Pellegrini has signed some decent players this summer and they have a competitive team but I don't think they'll be a match for Liverpool.
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"We do not have to play much better in the games against City - if we perform like we did previous year, that would already be good. We have to be like "Rocky". We can improve everything.
"They think quickly [and] they have a very good understanding between themselves so my role is to support that, help in every way I can and hopefully provide them with some good service".
"There are not only the big six or whatever, if you see what happens around - you see how Wolverhampton acts, how Fulham acts, how Everton acts".
"I'm not saying this is the year but I am saying that, 100 per cent, they will compete for the title".
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"We want to compete with the biggest teams like Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona".
But having spent £170million this summer on midfielders Naby Keita and Fabinho, goalkeeper Alisson and Xherdan Shaqiri Liverpool are seen as the genuine rivals to City for the title.
With Mo Salah virtually priced out of the market at just 4/11 (Sportsbook) to score and Roberto Firmino also too short at 8/11 given how little football he's played since the World Cup, the obvious goalscorer shout for Liverpool is Sadio Mane at 6/5. I thought about it for the preseason, but now we have to be in this championship mood. That's the plan - to really go for it.
Liverpool will be without Dejan Lovren and Ragnar Klavan for Sunday's opener, while checks will be made on the fitness Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip. "We have to consider whether it's a risk or not and if it's a risk, whether we take it or not". City got three points from us, we got three points from them.
"The good thing is from the first day he has been very stable and calm, but then again we already knew a few things about his personality when we signed him", said Klopp of his new goalkeeper.
"I can play in many positions up front and that is positive for the coach".