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Liverpool's Pre-Season Results Are A Cause For Concern

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Liverpool's Pre-Season Results Are A Cause For Concern

While you can't always make too much of pre-season results, Liverpool's preparations for the new campaign aren't exactly ideal.

The six-time European Cup winners suffered their third defeat of pre-season yesterday when they were well beaten 3-0 by Carlo Ancelotti's Napoli n front of 65,000 fans in Edinburgh.

Lorenzo Insigne, Arkadiusz Milik and Amin Younes were all on target for the Serie A side, which means Liverpool's only victories this pre-season have come against Tranmere Rovers and Bradford City.

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They were beaten by both Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla in the United States, as well as drawing 2-2 with Sporting CP.

The Reds start a training camp in Evian today and will play their friendly against Lyon in Geneva before playing the Community Shield against Premier League winners Manchester City.

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It's worth noting that the likes of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Alisson, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri haven't taken to the field at all in pre-season - something that Jurgen Klopp has not enjoyed.

"Finally this period is over," Klopp said, as per The Mirror.

"I never had a situation like this without six players making a complete pre-season, it's just strange.

"The best news is that [Manchester] City has no clue who they will face next week (in the Community Shield) because we will surprise ourselves probably."

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Mane is the only one out of the aforementioned players who won't be part of the training camp in France, with Keita and Shaqiri in line for cameos on Wednesday.

But perhaps a bigger worry for Liverpool supporters is the fact that their only two signings this summer have been 17-year old Sepp van den Berg and 16-year old Harvey Elliott.

The squad looks a little light in areas such as full-back, however Klopp says the club are not able to spend big every transfer window and must make do with what they have.

This team is really good and we have invested a lot in it," he said.

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"Now we have to work with that. I can't say anything about what other teams are doing. I don't know how they do it. We have to pay bills. Sorry. Everybody has to pay bills; we have to pay bills.

"We invested money in this team. Now it looks like we are not. But we are not in this fantasia land where you just get whatever you want. You cannot do it constantly.

"It looks like there are four clubs in the world who can do it constantly. Madrid, Barcelona, (Man) City and PSG. Whatever they need, they do. You cannot compare that. That is the situation."

Liverpool fans, do you have any worries going into the first game of the season against Leicester?

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Sound off in the comments.

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Football, LFC, Premier League, Jurgen Klopp, Champions League

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