Klopp singles out Alisson Becker for praise after Liverpool's win over Napoli

Heather Diaz
August 6, 2018

Jurgen Klopp has admitted concerns over his defensive options, with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez the only senior centre backs now fit and available.

Liverpool midfielder James Milner had 15 stitches after sustaining a "crazy cut" to his head during his side's 5-0 friendly win over Napoli in Dublin.

Liverpool conclude their preseason on Tuesday when they host Torino at Anfield ahead of their Premier League opener with West Ham United on Aug 12.

'Joel, we'll have to see.

"I don't know in the moment how many really good goalkeepers Ireland has, but having one more is never a big mistake".

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Fekir was close to signing for the Anfield club before the World Cup with the deal going as far as the player picking a shirt number and conducting an interview with the in-house TV Channel.

Liverpool finished fourth last season but enjoyed a fabulous run in the Champions League, making it to the final where they lost 3-1 to Real Madrid and in the process smashed the goal-scoring record of European football's elite competition.

"Very cool with the ball as we saw in the pre-season games when he played in front of 100,000 and 60,000 he wasn't bothered about that, and that's a very important skill".

"The league will be hard".

Goalkeeper Alisson made his first appearance for the Reds following his £65 million move from Roma last month, playing the entire game at the Aviva Stadium. "An all-round good performance for the first game, especially because I think everyone can imagine what happens inside a human being in a situation like that, playing the first game after all the things that were written about it and all that stuff".

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