We have to be in the championship mode, says Liverpool’s Klopp

Eden Hazard came off the bench and scored the winning penalty in the shootout for Chelsea

Eden Hazard came off the bench and scored the winning penalty in the shootout for Chelsea

But the German insists they are still underdogs in the battle for the league crown, saying: "We are still Rocky Balboa and not Ivan Drago".

"We have to be like Rocky". "Football is so hard, we try to play in a better way and get near the top of the table as we can".

'It all makes sense, we had to create a squad which is strong enough and wide enough to cope with the Premier League.

The Reds topped the outlay charts following the big-money arrivals of Alisson, Fabinho and Naby Keita, with Xherdan Shaqiri the other player signed for less than £35 million.

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With the transfer window still open in Italy, Spain, France and Germany, Klopp admits there could be further departures from Anfield.

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"We are the ones who have to do more and fight more - that must be our attitude". The last few years I've had to sit here and defend our transfer behaviour, we sold more than we brought in.

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"We have to be in a championship mode". More clinical. More aggressive in the right moments. But what about the other clubs?

"His scan was clear but he was feeling ill [when he came in for training] and we sent him home again".

'My own expectations are always pretty high, we'll have to make the most of it (the pressure after spending a lot).

"We need more luck", he said.

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"In the moment someone thinks we reached already a point then that is when you start disappointing yourself and the people around you".

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