They were sloppy, getting disturbed far too easily by the Liverpool press and struggling to string any passes together.
Despite reaching the final of the competition last time out, Liverpool have been drawn in what is surely the Group of Death alongside Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade. They played with a full squad, a full everything.
Of course, Klopp could also make a change in midfield by bringing in captain Jordan Henderson.
Without their talisman, the Pharaohs were beaten by Uruguay in their opening game and his goals against Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia couldn't prevent Egypt returning home without a single point.
And ahead of Liverpool's Champions League group opener against Paris Saint-Germain, the Egypt global has revealed that there were four Reds legends who were must-haves when he would play as Liverpool on Federation Internationale de Football Association. That's why Champions League football is so cool. Erik Lamela scored a consolation goal for the hosts in stoppage time.
Firmino tends to be underrated by some, although no-one at Anfield, but he has been directly involved in 61 Premier League goals under Klopp - 38 goals and 23 assists.
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She will also hopefully include the news that she will continue hosting Big Brother for the rest of the season at least. She was also absent from " The Talk " Monday, fueling rumors of her departure.
This Liverpool team is now unrecognisable, both in personnel and style, from when Klopp walked through the door.
Talk of a genuine title challenge intensified after four wins from four to start the season.
Tottenham open their Champions League campaign at Inter Milan bidding to banish the growing belief that they lack the steel to win major silverware. Everybody who saw the picture after the game, we were all shocked.
So, with Firmino having started every game this season then Klopp could be forced to shuffle his attacking pack and with Dominic Solanke and Divock Origi out injured then that only really leaves Daniel Sturridge as Firmino's replacement in the Liverpool squad, and his lack of match sharpness may mean Klopp tinkers with his formation rather than opting to play the England global alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in the heralded attacking triumvirate.
"Klopp has the squad for it and this is the year that, if you're Klopp, you've got to win a trophy". City had gone unbeaten and we managed to beat them.
This Liverpool side, however, looks built to last this season and that meeting with Manchester City on 7 October is already ringed in red on the calendar.