West Ham begin their Premier League campaign with a trip to Anfield to take on Liverpool on Sunday, and Pellegrini's men will have to be at their very best, if they are to have any chance whatsoever of returning to east London with anything to show for their efforts.
But after splashing out £170m in the transfer market this summer, hopes are high they can improve on last season's fourth place.
Liverpool reached the final of the Champions League last season, knocking out City on the way, but they were 25 points off the record-breaking pace set by Pep Guardiola's side domestically.
"We are still Rocky Balboa, not Ivan Drago", said Klopp. "We are the ones who have to do more and fight more - that must be our attitude".
"We did not reach anything yet, we have been in finals and if we get there again we should try to win it".
Klopp, who took over at Liverpool job in 2015 after guiding Borussia Dortmund to two Bundesliga titles, says he expects his players to fight to the last breath for the league title.
"It's pretty normal that there would be one point where we spent a bit more money. We have to be like Rocky".
"Dejan will not be available for the weekend, that's how it is", said Klopp. It's only the difference. 'You ask me about the gap with City. Yes, it has happened a few times but not because I wanted to be, but because it was a fact.
"I would have to chose the starting XI but also they know that if during the whole season if you don't have a strong squad, it is hard to be successful".
West Ham, meanwhile, have also enjoyed a summer of strong recruitment. We have to be ready. The last few years, I have sat here and had to defend our transfer behaviour, that we sold more than we brought in, but that all made sense.
"We want to - that's clear for ages - be the champion of England or winning the league". We jump into the water and we dive until we don't have oxygen anymore.
Liverpool FC lost 3-1 to La Liga giants Real Madrid in the Champions League final back in Kiev to miss out on a first trophy under German head coach Klopp.
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Sarri would not respond to further transfer questions, but expressed some doubt over the central midfielders at his disposal. I don't want to talk about it and not interested in it'. "I think our task as managers is growing the players that we have".
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Nat Phillips played an outstanding pre-season and now he played the game tonight, 70-80 minutes at Anfield for the first team. It is nothing serious but it was not possible tonight as he played on Saturday, ' said Klopp . "Joel, we'll have to see".
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