Jurgen Klopp has explained that the Reds cannot simply ‘go again’ this season, because that will not be enough to win titles.
It’s a phrase that has been used a few times during the summer, mainly because the Reds have not signed any senior players apart from Adrian. Purely in terms of personnel, the Reds have to do just that.
With the rest of the Premier League spending around £1.4 billion this summer, according to BBC Sport, just short of the record which was set in 2017, other teams have improved, and Klopp says the Reds must too.
That won’t be done by new arrivals, given only three were brought in, and none for the immediate future, but the current crop will get better. The likes of Naby Keita have had a year to settle in England, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is back fit and will be looking to feature more often.
Via LiverpoolFC.com, Klopp outlined: “The Premier League, the domestic cups and Europe – all our opponents will make strides forward. Our strides can and must be bigger if we want to achieve.
“I hear the words often, after a season like we just had, about how difficult or how important it is to ‘go again’. I don’t dislike the sentiment and there is merit to it, but simply ‘going again’ won’t be enough. We need to be even stronger, even fitter, smarter, more committed, greater focus.
“Maybe a slight change on the sentiment: ‘improve again’, maybe ‘progress again’.”
Winning the Premier League is the main aim for the club, and that quest begins tonight against Norwich City at Anfield.