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Jurgen Klopp has spent £175million this summer in hope of brining a maiden Premier League title to Anfield this season.

Brazil keeper Alisson arrived for £66m, along with £44m compatriot Fabinho, while the Reds spent £52m on Naby Keita and £13m on Xherdan Shaqiri.

Add the £75m spent on Virgil van Dijk in January, and Klopp has overseen a whopping £250m spend in 2018 in a bid to finally end Liverpool’s agonising long title wait, which stretches back to 1990.

Defender Robertson, one of the stars of Liverpool’s march to last season’s Champions League final, reckons they now have a squad to compete with the very best for the biggest titles.

“Last season, City just blew everyone away really,” said Robertson. “The first part of the season was crucial, and they were too far away from us from quite early on really. The gaffer’s identified players who he thinks can come in and make a difference.

“It’s always good to get to know the new guys. There’s a bit of a language barrier with Naby and Fab, but they’ve settled in really well. Shaqiri and Alisson, I’m sure it’ll be the exact same with them.

“Last season we were doing well with injuries then it all sort of hit us at once. We struggled near the back end of last season with that. This year, we’ve got a stronger squad and the competition is there.

“You have the pressure of a weekend that if you don’t put in good performances then your place is maybe up for grabs.”

Robertson, signed from Hull for £8m last summer, became Liverpool’s first-choice left-back last season after an injury to Alberto Moreno in December.

The 24-year-old kept his place for the rest of the season, culminating in Liverpool’s tough 3-1 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.

Robertson admitted it took a while for him to get over the defeat in Kiev. “I didn’t speak to anyone for a while, to be honest,” he said.

“You put so much into the whole day, so much adrenaline, and then you have a massive comedown afterwards. That hit me.

“I had to get through it. I went out with my dad and bought a barbecue because everyone was coming round.

“The day after the Champions League final I’m in Homebase in Formby buying a barbecue. It just got me out the house.

“But coming back for pre-season it’s a fresh start for everyone, players and staff. We can use the experience of what we did last season this time around, not just in the Champions League but in the FA Cup and the League Cup, too.

“We can hit the ground running and keep the confidence from the back end of last season.”



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