Jurgen Klopp says he is fully aware of the expectation levels at Liverpool ahead of the new season and knows silverware is a priority.
The Reds took real strides under the German tactician last season as they managed to reach the Champions League final, only to fall short against Real Madrid.
With the likes of Naby Keïta, Fabinho and Xherdan Shiqiri making the move to Anfield over the summer, plus goalkeeper Alisson joining from Roma for £66million, even more is expected of Liverpool for next season.
Klopp knows the pressure is on but is adamant his squad will keep trying to improve and hopes that will be enough to see them finally get over the line and secure the first silverware of his tenure on Merseyside.
“People will say that. It is the next step and we need to be ready for that. I cannot give guarantees here but I understand if people think that,” Klopp said. “I know about the expectations and that is completely normal.
“First of all we have to play the football that gives us an opportunity to win something. We cannot talk about winning something before we start the season.”
“I am confident we can build on last season. It’s not that we lost things completely but you have to work on it to get it back. The football the boys played last year was not easy. There was a lot of work invested into playing like that. That’s what we will do again. I am not in doubt about our basis or that we will reach it again.”