Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool are taking Community Shield with Arsenal seriously

‘It’s a proper match… we really want it’: Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool are taking Community Shield clash with Arsenal seriously and aim to kick off new season with silverware

  •  Liverpool and Arsenal meet for the Community Shield curtain-raiser at Wembley
  • Jurgen Klopp has played down talk that the match is simply just another friendly 
  • The German says a lack of preparation is not ideal but side are competitive 
  • Klopp also refused to be drawn on whether Liverpool will make further signings 

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists he is not regarding Saturday’s Community Shield against Arsenal as a friendly, but instead a match his side are keen to win.

The curtain-raiser to the new season comes just five weeks after the Premier League champions wrapped up their 2019-20 campaign and they have been back in training for just a fortnight.

‘I’d be surprised if we played our best game of the season – but it’s not a friendly, it’s a proper match against Arsenal,’ Klopp said during his pre-match press conference on Friday, before insisting his team are in a position to be…