BIG BLOW: Klopp Makes SHOCK Admission Ahead Of Crucial Arsenal Clash

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that his squad is far from ready for their Premier League season-opener against Arsenal on August 14.

The German has recently landed with his squad in the USA ahead of their pre-season friendlies in the country.

When asked if his team is fully prepared for the start of the season, he said: “No, that’s not possible because we have another 10 days or more [before then] and two games against Barcelona and Mainz, so that’s quite intense.

“Then we have another full week before we play Arsenal. So we have to use this time and sometimes it’s very special for the players who come later and we will have to see.

“Maybe we will have to extend the pre-season for them for another week or two, that depends on what shape they will join us to be honest.

“In the last two years with my former teams it was always like this. We had the highest physical level when they came to training because they fulfilled the plan we gave them.

“Now we have to see what these boys did and we have to take them from the position where they are and bring them to the best shape, but maybe that will be in a week or two.

“But we will have a team for the Arsenal game and the Burnley game and the game after that etc. We will always have a team that is ready for this game but at this moment I’ve no idea what it will be.”

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