Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool are ready despite difficult start to the season

Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp celebrates after the match

Liverpool face four of their five games away from home, including trips to Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea.

Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp celebrates after the matchLiverpool's manager Juergen Klopp celebrates after the match

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is eyeing a quick start to the season despite the fixture list being a little unkind to his side in the early stages of the campaign. 

The Reds face a difficult trip to Arsenal to start the season and don't face a home game until the start of September - when they take on champions Leicester City.

Along with Arsenal, Liverpool face difficult games at Tottenham and Chelsea, while Premier League newboys Burnley feature in their opening run of games. 

Liverpool manager Juergen KloppLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Klopp seems undeterred by the start Liverpool have been served up, telling the Liverpool Echo: “Of course the start is difficult. It’s not just away, it’s away at Arsenal. Second game, a team who were promoted last season, on a high with a great atmosphere. Then Tottenham.

“It’s not easy but the Premier League is never easy. I haven’t thought for a second about it.

“I only think about the teams we play, not where we will play. We will be ready.”

It will be interesting to see where Liverpool end up following their trip to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea in a month's time. That will be their fifth game of the campaign, and if they have a points tally that's in double figures then it would represent a very strong start to their season.

Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring their third goalLiverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring their third goal

It feels as though starting this season quickly is imperative for the Reds as they look to build the foundations for whatever ambitions they have this term. Wins against big sides away from home earlier on in the season can send an early message to their rivals that they mean business this season, and are an opponent to be feared. 

The fact Klopp doesn't want his side playing their opening games away from home to be used as an excuse suggests his side will be raring to go from the first whistle.

Liverpool manager Juergen KloppLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp

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