Liverpool owner John W Henry has warned Kenny Dalglish it would be a "major disappointment" if the club fail to secure Champions League football this season.
"It's too early for us to start talking about winning the league," Henry told Dagbladet. "In my opinion Manchester United are the ones to beat. They have a good squad, and look really good.
"Our main goal is to qualify for the Champions League. If we don't it would be a major disappointment."
Dalglish's side continue pre-season preparations against Valerenga, live on ESPN in the UK, on Monday.