Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has warned their Premier League rivals that the team is ‘hungrier than ever’ after being crowned champions last campaign.

The Merseyside club ended their 30-year wait for a top-flight title this summer, which built on their Champions League triumph from the season before.

Jurgen Klopp’s side suffered a penalty shootout defeat by Arsenal in the new season’s curtain-raiser, the Community Shield, but Gomez has insisted Liverpool are mentally prepared for the 2020-21 campaign.

‘More than anything, the gaffer instils in us that it’s a mental battle more than physical half the time, so we’ll be ready and we have a squad full of quality to rotate when needs be,’ he told the club’s official website.

‘The main thing is, mentally we are ready to go. And I think everyone is hungrier than ever.’

Liverpool and the Gunners played out a 1-1 draw at Wembley on Saturday evening with Reds youngster Rhian Brewster the player to miss in the shootout.

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