The German manager has outsepnt everyone else in the Premier League this season, signing the likes of Alisson from Roma (£67million), Fabinho (Roma, £43.7million) and Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City, £13million). We should try to win it this time. We need to want more and fight more. More aggressive in the right moments.
"We can improve our offensive and defensive play but it is nothing to do with City", he said.
"But I felt for Liverpool to challenge and to have any chance of challenging, they had to address that and they did. That's the plan - that we really go for it".
Liverpool supporters were crying out for a new shot-stopper following Loris Karius' blunders in the Champions League final last season, which the Merseyside club lost to Real.
'We have to be in a championship mode. I don't think about that because it's not what we have now, it's about what we make of it, how often we deliver, how often we bring ourselves in a mood to fight against all these Premier League teams who all want to have our points. At the end, I'm pretty sure we have a fantastic football team on the pitch and hopefully I have to make a few decisions.
Lovren and Henderson have only just returned from extended holidays after the World Cup, with Fabinho suffering from illness after undergoing a scan on Thursday.
And while Klopp would like that fortune to change he knows there are other factors which are more important. "I don't know exactly how - fancy dress for the players or whatever!"
Liverpool FC will start the new Premier League campaign with a home clash against West Ham United. They are all in different shape.
"Dejan is unavailable for the weekend".
"Trent has had longer, which is good", he said.
Despite spending £250million on new players in 2018, Klopp believes City are still the team to beat and used the Rocky IV film to emphasise his point.