Klopp: We are the Rocky to City's Drago

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Jurgen Klopp understands why expectations are high at Liverpool after the club added some impressive players in the summer transfer window.

While the book makers still have City as extremely heavy favorites to repeat as league title champions, Liverpool have the second most favorable championship odds, and by a pretty wide margin. We are the ones that have to do more, to fight more, to do all these things.

"I was surprised about the numbers, of course". I thought about it for the pre-season, but now we have to be in this championship moment.

"Nobody gives you anything back in that life for that".

"I don't think too much about what we have to do in general".

The ESPN Luck Index is a comprehensive research project commissioned by ESPN in partnership with Intel, carried out by the University of Bath, to examine how the Premier League would look if luck were not a factor.

'You ask me about the gap with City. We went to finals.

"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. That's how it is, we know that", he told reporters at Melwood. The last few years I've had to sit here and defend our transfer behaviour, we sold more than we brought in.

Liverpool FC signed AS Monaco midfielder Fabinho and RB Leipzig's Guinea worldwide Naby Keita to bolster their options in the middle of the park under Klopp. That's it. We lost them in other games.

"We can improve everything: we can improve our offensive game, we can improve our defensive game". "We have to consider whether it's a risk or not and if it's a risk, whether we take it or not. The champions are Manchester City", Jurgen Klopp continued.

'We are still Rocky Balboa and not Ivan Drago. We didn't reach anything so far. "We have to be like Rocky". We were in finals, yes, but if we got to the final we should win it this time.

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