LONDON - Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted Monday that his side are a little under-done as they prepare for this weekend's Community Shield against Manchester City.
Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Alisson only return to training later Monday while Sadio Mane will miss Sunday's Wembley clash after playing with Senegal in the African Cup of Nations.
"I don't want to find excuses before we play them but we had pre-season without six players," Klopp told a press conference.
"I can't change that. I can't say we've had the best pre-season of our lives, the sessions were good but the games came at the wrong moment."
But Klopp said his team, who won the Champions League at the start of last month, would still be ready to face Premier League champions City at Wembley.