Jürgen Klopp has explained that defeat in Kiev is merely the halfway point in his tenure as Liverpool manager and that more is coming.
After reaching the Champions League final last season and going on to splash the cash this summer, supporters are extremely excited about the start of the 2018/19 season.
The Reds have a side that is genuinely capable of winning the Premier League for the first time and the atmosphere around the club is overwhelmingly positive with the likes of Salah, Keita, van Dijk and Alisson leading the charge.
And with Klopp at the helm, there is no reason why Liverpool cannot make this season a truly memorable one by winning silverware. The boss believes he is only halfway through his tenure as Liverpool manager and that there is more to come.
“With Liverpool, we never felt Kiev was the last step,” the boss said. “We are in the middle of our development. We are not unbeatable, we are not the best team in the world but we have a specific style of play which makes us a really good side.
“I was really happy, for example, with how we played for half an hour in the final. I think before the game everyone felt ‘Real Madrid is the better team so they will win’ but after half an hour a lot of people who don’t watch us that often will have thought ‘game on!’
“I was happy with that, but we didn’t win so that’s that. We start again, we are silver-medallists in the Champions League, if you like, but we need to start over. We will get a really tough group, for sure, but we have to be ready. I think we will be.”