The Reds boss chose to reference the plot of Rocky IV in his response to how his side would go about bridging last season's 25-point deficit to Pep Guardiola's side.
"We are still Rocky Balboa and not Ivan Drago, we are the ones who have to do more and fight more, that must be our attitude".
"We are still Rocky Balboa, not Ivan Drago", said Klopp.
When I talked with the owners, we agreed we needed to work on a project.
"Why should we do that?" We were in finals. It's time to strap yourselves in for another rollercoaster of a season and for the 1st time in years the optimism is high, the hope that this is the year Liverpool win their 1st league title since 1990 lingers around with even the most pessimistic of supporters having to find it hard to argue that Liverpool's chances of the title are realistic as opposed to a pipe dream. "We have to be like Rocky".
In his pre-match press conference on Friday, ahead of Liverpool's season opener against West Ham on Sunday, Klopp said Liverpool spent so much to build a squad with the depth necessary to be genuine title contender.
As the window closed at 5 PM on Thursday 9th August, nearly 3 weeks earlier than in most years, there was a sense of calm, in an office at Melwood, where unlike some of the other managers in the league, Jurgen Klopp could enjoy a relaxing day with an afternoon training session and no smacks of desperation like a certain moaning manager at the opposite end of the East Lancs. The last few years, I have sat here and had to defend our transfer behaviour, that we sold more than we brought in, but that all made sense.
"The plan is that we really go for it (the Premier League)".
"His scan was clear but he was feeling ill [when he came in for training] and we sent him home again". We got the Champions League and that was a success, but we can only improve two more places without being champions. But what about the other clubs?
"Concerning the gap with Manchester City, but we had three points from them last season and they had three points from us".
"We have to be more consistent to be there and more clinical and aggressive in the right moments".
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"I'm sure we'll still have a pretty fantastic football team on the pitch, but I'll have to make a few decisions".