No excuses if we fail to win UEFA Super Cup - Frank Lampard

Jurgen Klopp is confident Liverpool will not rest on their laurels

Jurgen Klopp is confident Liverpool will not rest on their laurels

The big news is that Andy Lonergan is included in the squad after joining Liverpool on a short-term deal to help cover for Alisson Becker after the Brazilian worldwide was ruled out with a calf injury.

Sadio Mane's return to full fitness means he is likely to start against Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup, but playing all of Liverpool's much-lauded front-three would be a risk.

The German is now preparing his side for the European Super Cup clash with Chelsea on Wednesday before a trip to Southampton.

Liverpool have been dealt a massive blow with the news that Alisson Becker will be sidelined for "the next few weeks".

The goalie was injured while kicking a ball in Liverpool's 4-1 win over Norwich City. He has been through so many things in the Premier League.

"Obviously when a keeper has to come off, it's never too promising, so yes, I think everyone needs to get their head around [the fact] that he probably will be our keeper for the next few weeks and if so, then we have to live with that, embrace that and I'm sure he will learn from us".

But after ending a long wait for a major trophy last season in Madrid, Kop boss Jurgen Klopp is keen for more silverware - starting here in Istanbul. It takes a while, it takes a couple weeks for sure.

Reds fans will also be tempted by the possibility of a third successive Champions League final appearance, back in Istanbul at the end of the campaign.

"We know it's going to be a big test, but yes I believe in my players and if we play to our maximum we can win the match". "This is our next opportunity to do so and it'd be great if we can take it".

Coach Maurizio Sarri and star player Eden Hazard have left, and club legend Lampard is now in charge, handed the reins at Stamford Bridge despite just one season's managerial experience in the second tier with Derby County.

"I will show my best face if possible [smiles], otherwise my mum would be angry!"

"This team is built for being successful, what we try to do here is another chance for us".

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