Jurgen Klopp Playing Russian Roulette With Players - Fitness Coach Slams Liverpool Manager

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Liverpool Boss, Jurgen Klopp, has described Liverpool as being "in a good shape" ahead of their Premier League opener against Watford and Champions League play-off at Hoffenheim.

Yet this season could see Firmino - Liverpool's new No.9 after Salah adopted the No.11 shirt on his arrival - hit the 20-goal mark. Manchester City may have finished third last season, but they have been installed as the favourites for the title and as such they are also the shortest priced side to finish in a Champions League berth.

Defending champions Chelsea are priced at 7/25 (1.28), although the west Londoners secured the title last season without having the rigours of European competition, something they will have to balance in the coming campaign.

The Liverpool legend joined Glenn Hoddle and Frank Lampard in the BT Sport studio on Sunday afternoon to preview the Community Shield, as well as the upcoming Premier League season.

It's not to say this season will follow the same trend as the last, but after holding no qualms over facing opposition from the top six, it's this experience against the "lower" sides that must set the Reds up for the 2017/18 season.

It all kicks off for Liverpool on Saturday lunchtime at Watford - scene of last season's goal of the year when Emre Can produced that stunning overhead kick.

Neither Mamadou Sakho or Lazar Markovic are named, unsurprisingly, but Alberto Moreno is included, perhaps giving an indication as to his future under Klopp.

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Being dominant in the air and confident on the ball makes Van Dijk the type of centre-back Liverpool have been crying out for.

It doesn't by any means ensure a deal will be completed between the two clubs.

However, he does think that Klopp needs to strengthen his side before the end of the summer transfer window, especially in light of the injury to Adam Lallana.

"I love Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp and his personality".

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