Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he wants to beat the best teams in the Premier League, rather than manage the best side in the league.
After a promising 2017/18 season, Liverpool with the signings of Alisson, Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri. A lot is expected of the reds after such exuberant spending, but after Manchester City dominated the Premier League last season there is big gap to close.
However, Klopp has insisted that he wants to maintain an underdog status rather than being considered the best team in England.
The German manager also acknowledged just how difficult it is going to be to match up against Pep Guardiola's Manchester City and even to fight against the other sides who are scrapping for a coveted top four position.
"Liverpool's history is made up of battles. And when you battle, you never expect it to be easy. Why would it be now? Yes, we're aiming for the stars, but we respect the game."