Jurgen Klopp's side were recently linked with a move for Junior, with the club understood to be on the lookout for a replacement for Alberto Moreno, whose contract at Anfield expired this summer. "We're recharged now and happy to be back".
"It's something we want to get this year and to do so we can't get complacent or dwell on what happened last season, we have to hit the ground running again now".
As for Klopp's immediate interests, he will no doubt already be planning for the 2019-20 campaign, with certain members of the first-team squad already reporting back for pre-season training. (Georginio) Wijnaldum, Fabinho, (Jordan) Henderson, Milner do a great job for the team.
"Liverpool expect Naby Keita to be fit to begin his pre-season training programme later this month", the European champions said in a statement here on their website.
They then travel up to Yorkshire to face Bradford on Sunday before jetting out to America a week today (TUESDAY JULY 16).
However his agent has suggested that any other club will find it hard to afford the former Borussia Dortmund boss.
Liverpool FC have only signed one player in the summer transfer window so far following the arrival of 17-year-old Sepp van der Berg.
"Positionally have they missed him?"
"It's not that wherever we go it's like, 'Morning, we won the Champions League!' But why should we forget it?"
"I saw Sir Kenny Dalglish after the game [in Madrid] and he said the first [trophy] is nice, but the second one is even more special".
"It's not about being finally satisfied, happy or done with our careers because we won the Champions League, there is so much to go for".