The Reds travel to Arsenal on Sunday on the Premier League’s opening weekend, with feelings of excitement, optimism and anticipation coursing through all football supporters across the country as competitive top-flight action makes its return.

Klopp is no different as he gears up to lead Liverpool into his first full term at the helm, brimming with enthusiasm at the possibility of what may unfold over the next 10 months.

And asked by at Melwood what his main hope for this coming campaign is, the boss replied: “A positive, remarkable season.

“Hopefully this planet will still work for another two or three million years and in 50 or 60 years, somebody looks back and says that this season, 16-17, was a really wonderful season, ‘we played this, we won this’ and all that stuff.

“That’s what I want because that is what life is for – and especially a football life is for.

“If you have a season that at the end of it everybody wants to forget it in a second then for sure a few things went wrong.

“I want that in the next summer break, we look back at this season with big smiles on our faces.”