"It's completely normal that we have to make another step because other teams will make other steps as well," said Klopp in an interview with Sky Sports News.
Though affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the past CBA season was regarded as a remarkable one in the league's 25-year history.
After suffering five defeats consecutively, Qingdao had no chance of being among the top eight in the next league session, although three games of the first session remain on the schedule.
Moises Caicedo put the hosts ahead with a 40th-minute strike at La Casa Blanca in Quito, more than 2,800m above sea level.
In the game against Shenzhen FC, Jiangsu Suning broke the deadlock in the 31st minute. Shenzhen keeper Guo Wei could only parry Gao Tianyi's shot and Ivan Santini turned in the rebound.
15th seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria eased past Italian wildcard Gianluca Mager 7-5, 6-1, while Marin Cilic rallied to beat Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-4 to set up a second round meeting with sixth seed David Goffin.
Suarez was not included in the squad for the game and the first question Koeman had to field from Catalan TV network, TV3 was about the striker as the Uruguayan continues to train apart from the rest of the squad ahead of a possible transfer.
"I intend to prove my qualities to my critics. This attitude helps me at Schalke get over tough times with my team," the 2015 Belgian champion said.
LONDON, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a new three-year contract with Arsenal, the English Premier League club confirmed on Tuesday.
BERLIN, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Borussia Dortmund eased past Borussia Monchengladbach 3-0 in their Bundesliga opener on Saturday thanks to Erling Haaland's second-half brace.
Granada were clearly the better outfit and led by three goals on the half hour when Herrera produced a sharp finish following good control and a cross from Kenedy, who was able to push forward comfortably, and netted his second of the game in the first minute of the second half. The Venezuelan latched onto a long ball from the back and clipped his shot over the advancing keeper.