Jurgen Klopp expecting a 'proper challenge' from Liverpool's Champions League group rivals

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The Reds will face Rangers, in their first ever competitive fixture against the Scottish giants, as well as Dutch champions Ajax and Serie A side Napoli.

"The first thing to say is this is a proper, proper challenge," Klopp told the club's website.

"All of the clubs have quality, they all have pedigree and I would say they all have a chance. The good thing is that we do also, so it makes sense for us to look forward to the challenge and give it a try. "We did not ask for any favours and we have not been given any, but this is not a competition where you can look for easy ways through because the standard is always unbelievably high. "We will not have to look too hard to find information about our opponents, though. "Rangers are a new opponent for us, but we know them, too. Their story over the last few years has been really interesting and they did really, really well to qualify for the group stage, given the teams they were up against in the qualifying matches. "We also know a couple of their players well. Ryan Kent has had a great development since moving to Scotland and Ben Davies is just starting out on his journey with Rangers, so it will be good to come up against them. "The only certainty right now is that all of the six games will be incredibly competitive and really intense. I'm excited about it. It is a proper football group and, like I said, a proper challenge."

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