Jurgen Klopp relishing "hard decisions" as Liverpool squad improves ahead of 2017/18

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The first leg of the playoff round will be played on 15 and 16 August, with the return legs played the week after on 22 and 23 August.

"[Playing Liverpool] is always unusual and hard, but it's exciting at the same time", El Niño told the official club website after the match.

Liverpool have so far added Mohamed Salah, Dominic Solanke and Andrew Robertson to their squad for the upcoming season.

The Liverpool manager said: "We want to build on the same base as a year ago".

"Everybody thought "he's going, he's going, he's going" but so far nobody is going", Klopp said. Then we have to see how this works.

Despite frustration over the stalled pursuit of Van Dijk and RB Leipzig's refusal to sell the midfielder Naby Keïta, Klopp insists improvement can come from within this season.

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Despite those failures, Klopp, who made a habit of moulding promising youth into top-class players while at Dortmund, said: "I would love that history always happens like this but this club should not be compared to anything".

Since succeeding Ian Ayre, Moore has regularly interacted with supporters on his Twitter account and used the same platform to remind them that he has no role in player signings.

"You know and I know there is nothing like Liverpool".

One player with an uncertain long-term future at Liverpool is Emre Can, who has entered the final year of his contract.

Moore was appointed as the Reds' new CEO at the beginning of a summer which has seen Jurgen Klopp endure mixed fortunes in the market with his pursuit of various players.

"We need to make sure it works much more often than it doesn't work".

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