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Jurgen Klopp was speaking during his pre-match press conference before Liverpool’s game against Leicester City and claimed that he would be making changes in the starting line-up in the coming months.

Liverpool embarked on the season with the same starting XI in their first three Premier League games and Klopp was quoted by the Mirror as saying:

“Today it is good but it is needs to stay good. August was always going to be different. Starting three times in a row with same line-up, that won’t happen too many times this season. We didn’t strengthen for August, but for all the other months.”

“The players are in a much better situation now than three weeks ago. We need a good result tomorrow and in all the other games. For that, we need all the players. I’m looking forward to it.”

Liverpool didn’t sell any of their major players in the summer window and brought in four quality signings.

Naby Keita and Alisson have started all three games so far but we might see more action from the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri and Fabinho in the coming weeks.

It is a good thing that Klopp has invested in the side as we have a brutal fixture list after the international break.

The real test begins early for the Reds

Liverpool look decent for a proper Premier League title chase this season but we will face an early test of our strength by having to play against some tough teams in less than 30 days.

This really is a brutal schedule, to be honest:

Tottenham – Away (PL: 15 September)

PSG – Anfield (CL: 18 September)

Southampton – Anfield (PL: 22 September)

Chelsea – Anfield (LC: 25 September)

Chelsea – Away (PL: 29 September)

Napoli – Away (CL: 3 October)

Manchester City – Anfield (PL: 7 October)

Liverpool were a little lucky with their Champions League group last season but things are different now. We face PSG, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade in Group C, meaning we must be at our best to qualify for the knockout round.

The Reds haven’t faced such a daunting fixture list during Jurgen Klopp’s time but the Reds do have the strength to deal with such a schedule.

Keita, Alisson, Shaqiri and Fabinho all have Champions League experience but more than that, they add quality to the side.

Liverpool have started the season with three wins on the trot but only the first one was truly convincing. West Ham were also trying to find their feet on the first day of the season. The clashes against Brighton and Crystal Palace, meanwhile, proved that we are yet to hit top gear.

Things have not been easy for the other sides who lead the Premier League table. Tottenham, Watford and Chelsea haven’t looked great in their respective matches this season.

If Liverpool are to prove their title credentials this season, we must perform well even at this early stage.

Dropping points against Spurs, City or Chelsea would give them a bit of a psychological advantage. Throw in the Champions League fixtures against PSG and Napoli, and we would have been a little worried in the past.

However, things are different for Liverpool now and there should be an air of belief in the squad. We did reach the Champions League final last season and we should be looking to go one better too.

The squad is stronger than last season and we can rest and rotate players to ensure they perform at their best.

Facing our opponents early in the season is a bit of a bonus too. Some of them are still trying to find their feet and we could take advantage of that.

Napoli and PSG are under new management while playing at Anfield against Chelsea and Manchester City will provide us with an advantage from the vociferous crowd.

Read more: “Easy 18 points”, “Napoli must be so worried” – Some Liverpool fans express joy at Champions League draw

If there ever was a time to put fear into our rivals, it is now. Liverpool have a chance of doing something special this season and it will all start when we face Spurs on 15th September.

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(Video) Liverpool sends fans down memory lane with memory of fantastic goal



Fabio Aurelio Liverpool

Liverpool pulled a rabbit out of the hat by signing Andy Robertson from Hull City. The Scot wasn’t a big name then and didn’t cost us much but he has been incredible since breaking into the first-team.

The newly appointed Scotland captain is easily one of the best left-backs in the world and is only getting better with game time.

Although Liverpool have finally signed a dependable left-back, that wasn’t the case for many years as Alberto Moreno and Jose Enrique never seemed to fulfil their potential.

The Reds were a little unlucky with one player and that was Fabio Aurelio, the Brazilian. The former Valencia player was a Red for six seasons but made just 87 appearances in the Premier League.

The left-back was known for his incredible delivery and had a fantastic moment or two. His goal against Manchester United at Old Trafford is one of our greatest moments post the Champions League win in 2005 and FA Cup in 2006 and the Reds wished the 38-year-old on his birthday.

The Brazilian was great at set-pieces but his injuries prevented him from reaching his potential. Rafa Benitez got the best out of the now 38-year-old but the defender had to retire a few years ago as injuries caught up to him.

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Former Liverpool star claims he wants to play under this manager



Kevin Keegan Liverpool

Kevin Keegan’s managerial career can be remembered for his rant against Manchester United and slumping behind the advertising hoardings after Liverpool beat Newcastle 4-3.

The former England star was one of the best during his time as he picked up a couple of Ballon d’Ors and won numerous titles as a player for the Reds.

Keegan certainly knows a thing or two about winning trophies and in a recent interview with the Guardian, the former England captain added that out of the current managers, he would love to play under Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds play attacking football but Keegan claimed he saw a bit of himself in Klopp and hence, would have played under our manager.

“I’d have to go for [Jürgen] Klopp because he’s like me.”

“He is going to tackle someone one day.

“I was very close to it [too]. When someone was breaking away and it was near the touchline, and I was stood there, I was very close one day to bringing him down. I really was.”

The 67-year-old is right about Klopp’s passion for the game and that is one reason why we are doing so well. The German has turned us into one of the best sides in the country and it is time for him to break his trophy duck at Anfield.

Read more: Former World Cup winner wants this German superstar to join Liverpool

The Reds last won a trophy in 2012 but with Klopp at the helm and the players producing incredible performances, we may have something to cheer about at the end of the campaign.

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“Wasn’t his best goal”, “He scored better” – Some Liverpool fans are certain Puskas had better goals last season



Mohamed Salah Liverpool

Mohamed Salah came third in the best men’s player category at the recent FIFA awards but the Liverpool star did pick up the Puskas Award for the best goal of the season.

The winning moment came against Everton on 10th December 2017 as Salah jinked past a couple of players before curling the ball into the net.

The effort was adjudged to be better than Gareth Bale’s strike against us in the Champions League final and Cristiano Ronaldo’s effort against Juventus in the same competition.

Salah was on a tear last season as he broke the Premier League scoring record with 32 goals in the competition. The forward had a number of magical moments and a few fans were convinced this wasn’t the Egyptian’s best goal of the season.

There were brilliant efforts against Watford and Tottenham that come to mind. The 25-year-old hasn’t been on fire this season but the award should come as a handy boost for the remainder of the campaign.

Read more: Fabinho and Mignolet to start: Predicted Liverpool line-up against Chelsea in Carabao Cup

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