Premier League 2017-18: Liverpool team's strength and weakness and squad


Liverpool are working hard towards their aim of winning the Premier League title, manager Jurgen Klopp said ahead of the side's pre-season friendly against German champions Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday.

Liverpool will face Atletico Madrid in the final of Audi Cup on Wednesday.

Carlo Ancelotti, Bayern's Italian manager was visibly disappointed after the game and admitted that his side were quite far from being match fit. "He has really prepared well, really well, so I hope this is just a small injury and that he can play again soon".

There has been speculation around Coutinho's future for large parts of the summer, but Liverpool have remained with the same stance from the off - the player is simply not for sale.

But the German is still able to call upon the likes of Joel Matip, Jordan Henderson and Roberto Firmino from his substitutes' bench. While the showpiece event was rather more drab than the teams involved might have suggested, both fielded much-changed lineups for a second match in two days and the Reds were largely on top throughout, despite not creating enough clear chances. All the above clubs beat Bayern Munich with at least a score line of 2-0. We've done triple sessions and I have trained almost every single session. We train on the morning of the games.

Fans now have an anxious wait to see just what has befallen the injury-prone forward. It was a pattern that would be repeated throughout the first half, with both Mane and Salah providing dangerous outlets out wide and occasionally through the middle.

Chelsea, meanwhile, are looking to bolster their midfield following the departure of Nemanja Matic to Manchester United and Drinkwater is reportedly seen as a viable option.