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Alisson to debut for Liverpool against Napoli

04 August, 2018, 18:44 | Author: Hannah Francis
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Former Liverpool midfielder Adam has also questioned how well Shaqiri will react to being on the bench at Anfield, with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah likely to Jurgen Klopp's first choice picks in the wide positions.

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp says he wants to give his new players a chance to feel the euphoria of their new home before the season kicks off.

Liverpool are considering getting rid of goalkeeper Loris Karius before the transfer window shuts, according to reports, with Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen showing interest in the 25-year-old. "The signs are really good for us to go the next step".

Phillips was a surprise top performer in Liverpool's pre-season tour and was a permanent fixture at centre back for the Reds with Dejan Lovren off duty after his World Cup heroics.

Of Keita, with who Liverpool had a deal set up 12 months ago, Klopp acknowledged: "We have got him because of the player he is, and now we have to let him adapt to our system".

Roberto Firmino could play some part for Liverpool against Napoli on Saturday, for the first time this pre-season.




"When we start against West Ham, he will have had then two weeks after three weeks off, it should be possible but we will see until then".

"Then it'll be almost a week, or six days in training, since he [began training] and yes, he will play".

"He obviously has a real presence, he's smart, he's very nice and it's good to have him around", Klopp continued.

Alisson will be the Red's choice shot-stopper for the upcoming Premier League season, and he has already been pictured wearing the vacant number 13 jersey in training.

"But in critical situations, I felt tracking back and what we needed for the team in a relegation battle just wasn't there".

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