Jurgen Klopp feels Liverpool’s season will only be judged a success if they win the Premier League.
Klopp can sense the extra expectations on Liverpool because they reached last season’s Champions League Final and splashed out over £170million on new players.
The Reds boss feels this ignores the progress Liverpool’s title rivals have made and says the competition for the title is intense.
“It feels like this season will only be a success from the questions I am asked if we become champions,” he said.
“This is in a season when our competitors are the champions from last year, the champions from two years ago, a refreshed Arsenal, a more-experienced Tottenham, Man United and all that stuff.
“That’s a really tough job. It’s no problem and we go for everything.
“We are really ambitious. Whatever we can get, we want to take. But because we were in the Champions League Final last season and the new signings, it sounds that automatically we should win the Champions League or the Premier League.
“But the other teams do not sleep. They make their transfers and improve in different ways.
“We win a game and we have to say sorry because we don’t win it in the City way.”
Klopp also insists Liverpool are in good shape, despite conceding a late equaliser at Arsenal and losing to Red Star Belgrade in their last two games.
They are still unbeaten with 27 points from 11 games, even though they have slipped to third because of the result at the Emirates.
“Things can happen like on Tuesday,” he said. “They happened in the past and they can happen in the future.
“In general, the shape is good of the team. They have played a lot of really good games.
“I know a lot of people maybe compare a normal Premier League game we win with the best game of last season at home to Roma until they scored their two goals.
“You cannot compare that. First and foremost we have to admit that a lot of things are better than last time at late October, early November.
“But the spectacular football didn’t happen. That’s the reason why – I don’t know how many points we had then – but we could have had more.
“Ok, we lost the last game, but in the games before it was absolutely clear.
“It’s all good, we can do better and that’s always the case. But we have to enjoy our football as well because it has all so far been pretty successful.”
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