Klopp: We are the Rocky to City's Drago

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We don't have big issues but with these little things we need to think about if it is a risk or not and if it is a risk do we take that risk or not and all that stuff.

Liverpool spent a reported £176million ($225million, 196million euros) bringing in, among others, Brazilians goalkeeper Alisson and midfielder Fabinho and Klopp hopes to deliver Liverpool's first league title in the Premier League era, with the last of their 18 champions crowns coming in 1990.

There are many fans of the Rocky movie franchise who believe that part IV was the best film in the series, as it most easily lends itself to the classic David vs. Goliath motif.

Liverpool reached the final of the Champions League last season, knocking out City on the way, but they were 25 points off the record-breaking pace set by Pep Guardiola's side domestically.

"We can not go there and win just because we are Liverpool".

'We are still Rocky Balboa and not Ivan Drago.

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"The champions Manchester City did not lose any player and brought in (Riyad) Mahrez, so it doesn't make them weaker".

"Again, you all ask me about the gap with City, it's nothing to do with City".

"I can't see anything but a Liverpool win", Merson told Sky Sports, after backing Liverpool to beat West Ham 2-0 this weekend. We went to finals. There would always be a point where we spent a bit more money.

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. "Let's go for it until we have no more air or oxygen, really go for it". We have to improve everything.

A recent survey revealed Liverpool were the Premier League's unluckiest club last season, with decisions costing them 12 points. "We have to be like Rocky".

"We can improve our offensive and defensive play but it is nothing to do with City", he said. "Yes, we should try to win it this time".