'We'll be a different animal next week' - Klopp warns Premier League teams
'We'll be a different animal next week' - Klopp warns Premier League teams
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'We'll be a different animal next week' - Klopp warns Premier League teams

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has warned Premier League teams that they will face a totally different side from the 'poor' showing in the preseason, once the league kicks off.

The new Premier League season kicks off next week, with the Reds facing title holders Manchester City in the Community Shield, which normally ushers in a new season. 

Ther Merseyside will then take on Norwich in their opening fixture the following weekend, as they launch the campaign to wrestle the title from City. 

The team has had poor preseason thus far and were comprehensively beaten 3-0 by Napoli on Sunday, meaning they had drawn once and lost thrice in their last four matches. 

The German, who's missing up to seven first-team players, however, warned teams that it will not be easy to beat his side once the players are back and the league officially starts. 

"Missing six players is strange. You lose players during pre-season, we're used to that happening from time to time, but this year they are not even starting from the beginning and coming a couple of days before or after we start the season, it's not good," 

"But that's how it is, we prepared everybody as good as possible. We have to fight at the start for the season 100 percent, with all we have, and if opponents want to analyze us now they'll think easy job, but we'll be a different animal next week."

Klopp will be welcoming key players in Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Alisson, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri, after their involvement with national teams. 

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