Klopp: This is my squad now; we will be a challenger

Date published: Saturday 30th July 2016 12:05

Jurgen Klopp: Manager excited by his squad

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says his side will be a “challenger” this season after declaring this is “my squad”.

This season will be Klopp’s first full campaign in charge having replaced Brendan Rodgers on October 2015 and the former Borussia Dortmund his happy with the stamp he has put on his Anfield squad.

He has brought in several new faces and claims he now has a “special quality” that was missing last season.

After finishing 21 points behind the champions Leicester in eighth, Klopp says there will be no excuses this time around as he looks to “fight” on all fronts.

“This is my squad now,” Klopp told the Daily Mirror. “After all the transfers, this time it is my team.

“There are probably no players here any more I don’t want. There are no signings I didn’t want, we have not sold anyone I didn’t want to.

“And if you have seen them in training, there is a special quality that we did not have last year.

“Above all, you can see we have created a special atmosphere, not only in our team but with our fans.

“I am happy with my team now, and all I can say is we will be a challenger, we will fight for everything, for every cup and what’ll happen in the end we will see.

“Certainly at the moment we should not look for excuses and say things like ‘I need another year’ or things like that.”

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