Napoli v Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp says Champions League winners not best in Europe

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says the Champions League triumph of season doesn’t make them the best group in Europe.
The Reds’ victory over Tottenham in June in Madrid gave his very first major trophy with the team to Klopp.
They start their title defence against Napoli within their Group E opener on Tuesday (20:00 BST), also Klopp says his side cannot dwell on past success.
“There are a good deal of great teams out there and you have to prove that always,” said the German.
“We could not qualify as the best group in Europe since Manchester City will be the best group in the world – that is the exact same world, I heard.
“Last year, we had been really excellent. I’m not too convinced we had been the best team in Europe, but we were very good in the appropriate moments and that’s the reason why we won the Champions League.”
Liverpool were paired with Napoli in the group stage this past year, together with the side winning 1-0 to the fixture.
Klopp says that his side cannot afford to allow their performance degree fall in any game in the competition of this season , especially with teams.
“Last yearwe heard from one game to another game and we must use that expertise, as if we don’t defend with all we’ve then we don’t have any chance against Napoli. They are so strong,” he added.
“They’re uncooperative in a positive manner. They play soccer, lines are broken by them they have counter-attacks that are good , they are imaginative. I enjoy it when I revisit Napoli. I love to watch them.”
His manager’s sentiments were surrendered by captain Jordan Henderson by stressing that the players have put last season’s Champions League victory to the back of their heads.
“Last season was last year,” said the 29-year-old England midfielder.
“We can choose expertise from the effort and, even if we could take that into this effort, finally we believe we can still do a lot of things better and everything is possible ”
Divock Origi, that scored the second goal against Spurs in the Champions League final, didn’t travel to Naples with Liverpool after turning his ankle in the 3-1 victory over Newcastle at the weekend. Teenager Rhian Brewster made the excursion.
Left-back Andy Robertson picked up a knock in the weekend but is expected to be fit for this match.
Goalkeeper Alisson along with midfielder Naby Keita remain although the latter can go back to training soon sidelined.
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