Jurgen Klopp outlines Liverpool FC targets for 2018-19 season

The Liverpool FC manager admits the Reds are under pressure to perform in the new Premier League campaign

By Tom Wellman
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: Paddy Power

Jurgen Klopp admitted that Liverpool FC are under pressure to perform in the new Premier League season.

The Reds have already made significant improvements to their squad in the 2018 summer transfer window.

Liverpool FC signed Brazil international Fabinho in a £39m deal from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco to improve their options in the middle of the park.

RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita finally completed his switch to Liverpool FC after the Reds agreed to pay £48m for the Guinea international.

Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri secured a £13.5m switch in a cut-price deal to Liverpool FC from relegated Stoke City.

The Reds spent a world record fee for a goalkeeper on Alisson Becker after Liverpool FC signed the Brazil number one in a £67m deal from AS Roma.

Speaking to BBC Sport about the pressure on Liverpool FC ahead of the new Premier League campaign, Klopp said:

“I am confident we can build on last season.

“The football the boys played last year was not easy. There was a lot of work invested into playing like that. That’s what we will do again. I am not in doubt about our basis or that we will reach it again.”

Liverpool FC finished in fourth spot in the Premier League table last season to ensure their continued participation in the Champions League.

The Reds lost 3-1 to La Liga giants Real Madrid in the Champions League final following Loris Karius’ disastrous performance in goal.

The Merseyside outfit haven’t won the Premier League title but finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014.

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