Klopp appeals for calm

LONDON. — Jurgen Klopp has warned Liverpool to stay focused and not get carried away by celebrating their success in the transfer window as they plot an English Premier League soccer title challenge.

The club have spent £174 million on midfielders Naby Keita and Fabinho, winger Xherdan Shaqiri and, perhaps most crucially, Brazil goalkeeper Alisson.

But while fans are relishing the prospect of a genuine title push, Klopp is focusing on the final two weeks of pre-season.

“For me these last two weeks are the most important two weeks of the whole pre-season,” he told LFC TV.

“My job is not to be excited. I realise the mood is really positive. We played a (Champions League) final – we did not win it but it was still positive.”

Klopp warned against complacency, adding: “We need to be ready for the big challenges, the big goals. We have to be this angry, aggressive, greedy team full of desire that wants to win each game.

“All the other teams have quality as well so we need to be ready for fights, not celebrating signings and stuff.” — AFP

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