Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp says his side are starting the new season with the goal of winning the Premier League after they finished fourth last season due to “bad luck.”
The Reds started very strongly last season and were only six points behind leaders Chelsea in the month of January.
But the team struggled afterwards and fell away with only one league win in January and February, and ended the campaign 17 points behind the champions.
“We’ll be playing for the championship. We don’t start a season by not having any ambitions,” said Klopp.
“We have to have our goals and I think we have a very good team now. We did have a bit of bad luck last season.
“I think we can play a little bit better. Let’s hope everything will work very well and that there isn’t much more to improve.”
Liverpool face Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich in the Audi Cup on Tuesday as part of their pre-season preparations.
They will begin their 2017-18 Premier League campaign on Saturday 12 August away to Watford.