Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp has said Manchester City might teach Liverpool a lesson in the Community Shield if they do not improve.
The UCL winners have lost 3 and drawn one of their past four friendly matches.
They have conceded 10 goals, including 3 in the most recent loss to Serie A side Napoli in Edinburgh.
Klopp has now come out to say he is not ready to accept anything less than a competitive performance.
His words, “I don’t think we can expect to play our best game of the season,”
“That’s how it is with the pre-season we’ve had, but we have a long season after that. But it’s not about that, it’s about winning a football game and that’s what we will try. There are different ways to do that and we hope to find one.
“I don’t know exactly why people play this competition if [they think] it means nothing.
“I won it five times in Germany and nobody mentions it, but we play it every year. If you win, nobody cares. If you lose, some care.
“It’s a game we play against City and that’s the most difficult game of the season in every season, so we have to be ready and it’s a good test for the things which are there in that moment.
“We have to make sure we defend in a pretty good way because if you don’t defend well against City we could get a proper knock, and that’s not the idea of the game.”
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