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Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp: I want to beat the best, not be the best

Posted On: Aug 14, 2018   |   Posted By: ESPN FC

After Liverpool made easy work of West Ham, the FC crew examine what makes the Reds capable of challenging Man City for the Premier League title.
ESPN FC's Paul Mariner calls Liverpool's attacking prowess against West Ham "a joy to watch", hailing the debut of newcomer Naby Keita.
Paul Mariner defends his selections and omissions in the first team of the weekend of the Premier League season. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has told France Football he has never wanted to manage the "best team" but is far more interested in "beating the best."
Last week, Klopp said his side would have to be Rocky Balboa when competing with Premier League champions Manchester City - who he compared to Ivan Drago from "Rocky IV" - for the Premier League title this season.
The Liverpool boss said he had been the underdog throughout his football career but has Pep Guardiola's City in his sights.
"If a team...

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