Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says last season’s Champions League win does not make them the best team in Europe.
The Reds’ 2-0 victory over Tottenham in June’s final in Madrid gave Klopp his first major trophy with the club.
They begin their title defence against Napoli in their Group E opener on Tuesday (20:00 BST), and Klopp says his side cannot dwell on past success.
“There are a lot of good teams out there and you have to prove that constantly,” said the German.
“We cannot be the best team in Europe because Manchester City are the best team in the world – that’s the same planet, I heard.
“Last season, we were really good. I’m not too sure we were the best team in Europe, but we were really good in the right moments and that’s why we won the Champions League.”