Jurgen Klopp insisted his Liverpool side isn’t the best in Europe yesterday, because Manchester City are the planet’s superior team.
The boss was talking to journalists ahead of this evening’s Champions League Group Stage Opener with Napoli.
We’ve been drawn in a group alongside Carlo Ancelotti’s Serie A giants, Genk and Salzburg – so are heavy favourites to progress – hopefully in first place.
Despite being European champions though, Klopp still regards Pep Guardiola’s Sky Blues as the side to beat…
“Well, because Man City is the best team in the world, that’s the same planet, I heard! There are a lot of good teams out there and you have to prove that constantly,” he told the press-conference in Napoli, cited by Football365, when asked if Liverpool were the best.
“Last season we were really good. I’m not too sure we were the best team in Europe, but we were really good in the right moments and that’s why we won the Champions League.”
City lost v Norwich at the weekend which hands us an early initiative in the Premier League race – although there’s a mighty long way to go.
But our attackers are in sublime form and our defence, although conceding almost every game at the moment, is holding firm enough.
Without Alisson, we’ve won every match – which is a good sign!
Playing Napoli at the San Paolo though will be easily our biggest ask of the season so far. We just hope Adrian is up to the task.