Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool's Alisson Becker has been exceptional in training

Annette Crawford
August 4, 2018

The Reds emphatically defeated Pep Guardiola's side over two legs in the 2017-18 Champions League quarter-finals but were 25 points short of them domestically.

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

"I don't sit and listen to what people say about us".

"Of course, we're going to be in the pack who want to chase down City", he added.

Barcelona have been rumoured to have an interest in Mignolet, but the Catalan giants have made no contact with Liverpool over securing a deal. "That would make it more interesting".

The game will end a productive pre-season for Liverpool, who have been undefeated so far - beating both Manchester clubs during the International Champions Cup in the United States of America - and have spent approaching £200m on new signings as they look to close the gap on last season's Premier League champions Manchester City.

A transfer to the Spanish giants would no doubt be as cover for Marc-Andre ter Stegen, however the 30-year-old is understood to be in search of first team football, having lost his place as Liverpool's number 1.

Ings joined Liverpool from Burnley for just £6.5 million, meaning the Reds are in line to make a big profit on the forward who has been plagued by injuries during his time at the club. We've been in a few finals that we haven't been victorious in and that needs to change. "We'll play two friendlies before this game and I'm sure the hard work the squad have put in so far is going to help me become a member of the squad as quickly as possible so that I am 100 percent ready for our first game to kick off the Premier League in a good way".

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