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Jurgen Klopp believes a siege mentality could help Liverpool find the extra edge he thinks they will need to overhaul Manchester City this season.
Klopp's Liverpool team lost only two games last season in the Premier League but City still lifted the trophy after edging them out by a point.
With City adding England midfielder Kalvin Phillips and Norwegian superstar Erling Haaland this summer, Liverpool cannot expect standards to drop at the home of the champions. © Provided by Daily Mail Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool must use last season's frustrations to spur them on again
And, asked what he can do to try to keep pace with Pep Guardiola's team, Klopp said: 'We had a big meeting where I told the boys what I expect from them this year.
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The German is hoping his FA Cup-winning side can hit the ground running against City, the team who pipped them to the Premier League title by just one point last season.Saturday’s season curtain-raiser against Manchester City signals the start of the new campaign as Liverpool try yet again to find a way to overhaul their great modern rivals.
'I want to use the togetherness we have, the atmosphere we have in the team, the experience we made for better. That is how it is. We can grow closer together, we can be clearer in the things we do.
'What happened last season didn't turn me crazy and neither the players. Because it is part of the deal.
'But if there is anything we can do with it and if we can use it to get even more determined then let's see. There is no guarantee for any kind of results.
'Everybody wants to hurt us, to win against us, to get a point against us. That is completely normal so it will be really tough but we will give it a try anyway. © Provided by Daily Mail Darwin Nunez is expected to make his first competitive start in Saturday's Community Shield
'The things we do are good. Can we do it better? Yes.
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Jürgen Klopp has expanded his trophy collection with Liverpool FC and won the Community Shield for the first time. He owed the success in the English Supercup to his new striker, which praised the German coach. © Imago/Pa Images A new success duo at the Reds? Liverpool's coach Jürgen Klopp and Darwin (from left). striker in the Community Shield against City a decisive factor 35 minutes.
'Will that always lead to a better result? That is not possible because we won a lot of games but performance wise we can definitely improve and that is what we try.
'We want to create a resilience and a fighting spirit. Being angry is important to fight against the outside world in this specific moment.
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'All these things we can do. We don't know where it will lead us but we know it will improve us.'
Having lost Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich over the summer, Liverpool's own big signing has been the Uruguayan striker Darwin Nunez from Benfica.
Klopp admitted ahead of Saturday's Community Shield against City at Leicester's King Power Stadium that Liverpool are still getting to know their new forward — but predicted that City may experience similar teething issued with Haaland. © Provided by Daily Mail Liverpool missed out on the Premier League title last year despite losing just twice
'They are not used to Erling's natural runs, just as we are not used to Darwin's natural runs yet,' said Klopp. 'When Darwin offers a run we give him the ball all the time, which is not helpful because often a guy who stretches the opponent is there to create space between the lines, these kind of things.
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Firmino's current contract with Liverpool expires next summer and there have been no indications that a new offer is on the table, with Juventus reportedly interested in signing him.Firmino's current contract with Liverpool expires next summer and there have been no indications that a new offer is on the table.
'I am pretty sure they will need time for Erling but that doesn't mean he cannot score already like he did it in the first game he played for them against Bayern.
'Most of the City things look like last year. How they set up the press, how flexible they are in their own possession. It is good. It's very, very good but so far no real change is obvious.
'For us we want to be the team no one wants to play against. But we have to have more consistency and then when we have the ball, we have to create new ways.
'Not invent ourselves new, that is not necessary, but include new things here and there. That is what we were really working on.'
Klopp said on Thursday that he believes pre-season has been too short after Liverpool's participation in the Champions League final in Paris against Real Madrid on May 28.
With that in mind, Liverpool will play a behind-closed-doors practice game the day after their Premier League opener at Fulham next weekend.
'We did this last year as well,' he said. 'We have to extend our pre-season into the season but most of the teams will do that.
'I have no time today to go that deep into it. If you ask me that question, I look like the only moaner or the lonely moaner in the corner talking about what players have to do.
'I think we all agree but I am the only one who is talking about it. I don't read newspapers but not enough people talk about it. Pre-season is generally too short and that is why we extend it into the season.
'That doesn't help for the first games but it helps for the long term and that is the idea.'Read more
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DOMINIC KING: They have created a culture at Liverpool where draws are compared to defeats and, on the banks of the Thames, you saw this mindset on the league's opening weekend.Mo Salah scurried to the dressing room at the final whistle, barely casting a glance towards the away section, Virgil van Dijk was similarly vexed, muttering to himself as the ramifications of the 2-2 draw with Fulham began to sink in.