Klopp Admits to Fitness Concerns Ahead of Premier League Opener

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Fekir has recently reported for Lyon training following his World Cup exploits with France and during an interview, he has opened the possibility of a summer exit.

Lowdown: Liverpool have delivered different kinds of statements under Jurgen Klopp; firstly in beating the top sides with blistering attacking, then in scoring record levels of goals in a surprise surge to the Uefa Champions League final, but most recently in transfers that have shown their ambition.

"Clearly, he wanted Fekir but that deal collapsed due to concerns over an old knee injury". Indeed, the 25-year-old is due back in training at Lyon on Monday morning in the wake of his exploits with the national team in Russian Federation.

CHELSEA summer signing Jorginho featured in Maurizio Sarri's midfield at Wembley as the Blues lost 2-0 to Manchester City in the Community Shield.

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Liverpool have showcased their ambition in the transfer window, spending over £160m on Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson.

It's winning that matters but this Liverpool squad might have learned a thing or two from their cup runs and if that doesn't make you a better team, I don't know what will.

Liverpool's first Premier League game of 2018-19 is against West Ham at Anfield on 12 August (13:30 BST). I am very happy here. "I am very happy here, but the transfer window is still long and everything goes very quickly in football", Fekir told Lyon's official TV channel on Monday. We have very good players, there is a good atmosphere.It's a bit like the French team: there is a mix between young and old, with more experienced players than others. We feel good together and I hope that Lyon will have a very good season.

"What I like that Klopp has done is he has signed quality where he has needed it - the middle of the park they were lacking - there is great competition for places and he did it early". There is a good group, very homogeneous.