Liverpool reached the final of the Champions League last season, knocking out City on the way, but they were 25 points off the record-breaking pace set by Pep Guardiola's side domestically. "We are the ones who have to do more and fight more - that must be our attitude". "I think this club needs to have this ambition to win titles, to play for titles, and to be one of the best teams in the world", the 26-year-old continued.
But as we know opening day games are never simple, often provide shocks, always unpredictable and most definitely full of incident.
Liverpool's reinforced squad must build on their ruthless form from last season if they are to challenge defending English Premier League champions Manchester City for the title, manager Juergen Klopp says.
Dejan Lovren has revealed Liverpool are not happy with him after he played through an injury at the World Cup. City got three points from us, we got three points from them. More clinical. More aggressive in the right moments.
Liverpool have not won the League title since 1990.
They've also enjoyed feasting on West Ham's defence in recent games, winning this fixture 4-1 back in February and also sticking four past the Londoners in their last two trips south.
Of course, Pele could have easily said that he was backing Manchester City with their Brazilian quartet of Gabriel Jesus, Fernandinho, Ederson and Danilo.
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THANK YOU to the fans! "There is not a more passionate or dedicated fan base than what I've witnessed in San Antonio ", he wrote . He only appeared in nine games last season before sitting out the entire campaign due to a quad injury.
"We can improve everything: we can improve our offensive game, we can improve our defensive game".
"I am suffering a lot of pain and will see a specialist doctor in the Netherlands".
"We have to be in a championship mode". We should try to win it this time.
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.
"This is my fourth year in the Premier League now so I know how they play and how good they are", he continued.
"We ask if it is a risk - and if it is a risk, do we take it?"
"We have a few, not with big issues but with little things", he said. You see what happens around and see how Wolverhampton act, how Fulham act, how Everton act, a lot of clubs are all ambitious.