The two Premier League giants face each other in the International Champions Cup in California tomorrow.

Conte, who has overseen one win and one defeat in pre-season, thinks Jurgen Klopp needs time to transmit his ideas at Anfield.

“Jurgen Klopp worked already for six months with this team and it’s very important for him and Liverpool to understand each other,” Conte said.

“Liverpool is a great team and can fight at the end to win the title with the other teams.

“It’s important to work and have the time to transfer your methods and ideas of football.”

The Reds reached the finals of the Capital One Cup and Europa League last term.

And Conte is convinced the Merseyside outfit will be title contenders next season.

“Liverpool is one of the best teams in the league and I’m sure Liverpool can fight to win the title,” he said.

“It is a good game for us, but winning is not the most important thing. We try to work on different aspects, and we’ve worked a lot. But we want to play a good game and I want to see improvement from my players.

“A game against a good opponent is a good game and I’m very curious to see my team against Liverpool.

“Liverpool is one of seven or eight teams that can fight at the end to win the title. I’m sure of this.”