And that has eased Klopp's fears, with the manager adamant he won't select players who haven't trained with the team before a game. He was asked how important it is for Klopp to get some silverware this year, Barnes said: "I'd rather not win a trophy and finish second, seven or eight points off the top".
It's not something that I ever have a ready answer for but if I had to choose between the club making significant progress in the league or winning a trophy, I would say that most times I would choose to win a domestic cup. Sadly, they didn't win a title, but now we try to make a step forward and win honours.
Of the top scorers in the competition previous year, only Liverpool's forward line of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino matched Kane in terms of percentage of shots on target as the former Norwich loanee struck in vital games against Dortmund and Juventus during Spurs' impressive run. He has been quite critical even when we have won: 'This wasn't us at our best, we can get better'. We want to keep our performances the way they have been.
I have no doubt that Salah is here to stay as one of the great offensive forces in the league, but a repeat of last season is simply too much to ask. "We didn't win the Premier League in my time or anybody's time, unfortunately, so I'd like to see us win it".
'Of course, it's a big change from Stoke to Liverpool.
"Competition for places in midfield is something that can only help the team", said Keita. You don't give players a place in your team just because they're part of your squad.
However, Kane proved he belonged in the same company as the tournament's top marksmen as he found the target with an impressive 53.8% of his total shots, bettering the competition's top four goalscorers that year - Cristiano Ronaldo (37.0%), Lionel Messi (42.1%), Robert Lewandowski (36.1%) and Edinson Cavani (34.3%). "I think they'll win this one but toppling Manchester City for the title will be so hard".
After putting in their best start to a league campaign in Premier League history, winning four from four before the global break, Jurgen Klopp's side have done as much as possible toward that aim already this term.