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Liverpool: Klopp sends title-race warning to Man City ahead of next season

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The Reds will go into the next season on the back of a busy summer transfer window.

Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool have enough quality to challenge Manchester City again for the Premier League title next season.

Liverpool came close to clinching a historic quadruple last season but fell short in their final steps toward claiming the Champions League and Premier League trophies. 

Real Madrid defeated them in the UCL final while Man City won the league title race on the last matchday.

Since then, Klopp’s side started rebuilding their attacking line. Following the departure of Sadio Mane, the Reds signed Darwin Nunez on a £64m deal. 

Liverpool also signed Fulham’s Fabio Carvalho, who will most likely play as an attacking midfielder in Klopp’s squad. The Reds then tied down Mohamed Salah to a new contract, which runs until 2025.

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Klopp is confident his side will challenge Man City again for the league title next season.

“As confident as possible. You never know obviously but I saw today on the plane a squad full of quality,” he told a news conference in Thailand, where Liverpool are on a pre-season tour. 

“You always need a little bit of luck, how we all know, if you want to win a trophy. But to play a good season you need first and foremost consistency, that’s what it’s all about and that’s what we will try.

“I have no doubt about the quality of the boys. We brought in new players – yes, we lost a few players – but we brought in new players; if you want, fresh blood, really helpful.

“There are no places already sorted, who will play where. The boys will make pressure, which is important.

“We have five subs from now on in the Premier League as well – we have to get used to that, we have to adapt to that. I’m really looking forward to it.

“There are no guarantees in football but there’s a good chance that we play another good season, I would say.”

Liverpool will kick-start their pre-season campaign with a friendly game against Manchester United on Tuesday.