Liverpool Jurgen Klopp on ESPN Luck Index: Well deserve our luck more


Liverpool kick their campaign off at Anfield, where the Reds host West Ham United in a traditional Sunday afternoon face-off. But it felt in a lot of moments last season a bit like that, to be honest. So they are top quality.

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. Do we go to finals again?

"We have to be in a championship mode".

The Reds topped the outlay charts following the big-money arrivals of Alisson, Fabinho and Naby Keita, with Xherdan Shaqiri the other player signed for less than £35 million.

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool are still the Rocky Balbao to Man City's Ivan Drago, despite spending more than any other Premier League side this summer. We are the ones who have to do more, to fight more, to do all these things.

West Ham, meanwhile, have also enjoyed a summer of strong recruitment. The champions are Manchester City.

"Tottenham are not weaker than a year ago, just more experienced".

The Hammers have spent heavily to bring nine new faces into their senior squad, including landing Lucas Perez and Carlos Sanchez on Deadline Day, but face a tough start to the season away from home against Liverpool.

For Jurgen Klopp, it was all about obtaining the right players and having already secured Naby Keita previous year, the 1st addition to the squad was Fabinho from Monaco before the end of May, just days after the heartbreak in Kiev. If you are to look across the rest of the so-called top 6, Manchester City's main acquisition was the record fee paid for Mahrez from Leicester for a position where City already have a wealth of attacking options on their books.

Manchester United may not have got as many signings as they wanted but will still be going for the title, while Chelsea and Arsenal will hope to be revitalised under the guidance of new managers Maurizio Sarri and Unai Emery respectively. Win all of them and it's good, but it's pretty hard to do so.

Keeping a player who scored 32 times in 36 league appearances last season quiet is an impossible task, with only Sergio Ramos displaying how to reduce the effectiveness of the Egypt worldwide - injuring him early on.