The Reds finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last season, six points adrift of their bitter rivals Manchester United.
However, Jurgen Klopp has set about improving his Reds squad with some key additions to build a team that looks capable of challenging Manchester City.
AS Monaco star Fabinho moved to Liverpool FC in a £39m deal back in June before Naby Keita finally completed his £48m switch from RB Leipzig.
Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri arrived in a cut price £13.5m deal from relegated Stoke City to add some variety to Liverpool FC’s attack.
Klopp finally addressed their lack of a world-class goalkeeper with the £67m signing of Brazil number one Alisson Becker from Serie A side AS Roma.
Manchester United signed Brazilian midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk as their marquee addition.
FC Porto teenager Diogo Dalot and Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant arrived in rather underwhelming summer deals.
Former Manchester United star Scholes believes Mourinho’s side are long way behind defending champions Manchester City and even conceded that Liverpool FC have a better squad than the Red Devils.
“When you look at Manchester City, possibly Liverpool, I don’t think they [United] have the quality of those two teams at the minute,” Scholes told the Daily Express.
“Liverpool have made some really good signings. United finished above them last season.
“I just don’t see United getting closer to City. City are a really good side, great manager, some great players, a way of playing that they all know about and Manchester United seem to be not too sure what’s going on.
“You don’t really know the team, you don’t really know the players, you don’t know how they’re going to perform from one week to the next.
“So I hope I’m wrong, but I don’t see them challenging for the league this year.”
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