Liverpool are in the ideal spot going into the start of the season according to Sky Sports and the Sunday Supplement, with their pundits noting the business done by the club this summer is great.
They said that the Reds are in a good place ahead of the Premier League kicking off – but that of course there is one issue – Manchester City.
City showed yet again how good they are after a big win over Chelsea, and Matt Dickinson thinks they are the team Klopp and his men need to overcome.
He said on the Sunday Supplement: “I think the Liverpool ownership know they’re in a sweet spot. They know they have one of the top managers in the world, they know they have a harmony with him.
“Jurgen Klopp has delivered what he said he would, playing the football he said he would deliver, they got into a Champions League football, so they’re in a position of: if we’re not going to throw money at it now, when are we going to?
“The signings should propel them. If anyone is going to give City a good run, it’s Liverpool.
“They just look like a team ready to kick on. The trouble is: the small issue of Man City. If you’re a Liverpool fan, you’re probably as optimistic in pre-season as they have felt for 20, 30 years.”
Of course, along with all the expectation comes a huge amount of pressure for the players and manager Jurgen Klopp.
The German has been at Liverpool for some time now, and it seems this is the season in which many people expect him to deliver and impress.
To win the title would be a huge coup for the club, and there’s no doubt they are moving forward and progressing, but the fact of the matter is, the fans want trophies and the media will, for the first time, be putting that pressure on Klopp to deliver.