By 90Min
July 19, 2017

With a plethora of attacking talent at his disposal next season, manager Jürgen Klopp has said only players who perform at the highest level will make it into the Liverpool squad, according to the Daily Star

£34m signing Mohamed Salah will not be exempt from this either, with the Egyptian international battling against Sadio Mané for a spot on the Reds right-wing.

After securing Champions League football last season, Klopp will be keen to get the best out of his Liverpool players and take them far in all competitions next season. 

Salah and new signing Dominic Solanke will be eager to show their former employers Chelsea that they have what it takes to succeed at the highest level.

"If it stays like this, I would say you should perform if you want to play," said Klopp. "I cannot decide this. It’s the performance that decides it.

"We want to play in three or four competitions. We want to play football for as long as possible and for this we need players. That’s the situation."

Klopp also spoke about the return of England international Daniel Sturridge following continued injury problems at Anfield.

"He’s in the best condition since I’ve been here," Klopp added. "Okay, I came in October 2015 and Daniel, I think, was probably injured. The last pre-season was after a tournament and a short break.

"This year he has had a proper break and is in a good physical shape, absolutely."

Sturridge's return will be a massive boost for Liverpool going into the new season. Although Klopp will certainly have a headache most weeks deciding who will start each game, their depth allows for rotation in what will be a hectic 2017-18 season for the Reds. 


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