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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says last season’s Champions League triumph doesn’t make them the best group in Europe.
The Reds’ 2-0 victory over Tottenham in June in Madrid gave his very first trophy with the team to Klopp.
They begin their title defence against Napoli within their Group E opener on Tuesday (20:00 BST), also Klopp says that his side can’t live on past success.
“There are a good deal of good teams out there and you have to prove that always,” said the German.
“We may not qualify as the best group in Europe since Manchester City would be the best team on the planet – that is the identical planet, I discovered.
“Last year, we were really excellent. I’m not too sure we were the best group in Europe, but we’re very good in the perfect moments and that is why we won the Champions League.”
Liverpool were also paired with the side winning the corresponding fixture 1-0 from the group stage with Napoli.
Klopp says his side cannot afford to allow their performance degree drop with teams, especially in almost any sport in the contest of this season.
“Last year, we heard from one game to the next game and we must use that experience, because if we don’t defend with all we have then we have no chance against Napoli. They’re so strong,” he added.
“They’re uncooperative in a favorable manner. They play football, lines are broken by them they have good counter-attacksthey are imaginative. When I revisit Napoli, I like it. I like to see them”
By stressing that the players have set last year’s Champions League victory to the back of their 26, his boss’s thoughts were given by captain Jordan Henderson.
“Last year was last season,” stated the 29-year-old England midfielder.
“We can assume experience from the effort and, if we can take that into this campaign, we feel we could still do a great deal of things everything is possible ”
Divock Origi, who scored the next goal against Spurs in the Champions League final, did not journey into Naples with Liverpool after turning his arm in the 3-1 victory over Newcastle at the weekend. Teenager Rhian Brewster made the excursion.
Left-back Andy Robertson picked up a knock in the weekend but is anticipated to be fit for this match.
Midfielder Naby Keita along with goalkeeper Alisson remain even though the latter can go back to training shortly sidelined.
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