Liverpool boss Klopp confirms no centre-back signing before deadline

  • Liverpool boss Klopp confirms no centre-back signing before deadline

Liverpool boss Klopp confirms no centre-back signing before deadline

Alisson was not able to keep a clean sheet, but his departure late on saw Loris Karius warmly welcomed back by fans after his nightmare performance in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.

The Reds have been tipped to contend for the Premier League title this term following their summer strengthening- over £170million on four new players in Fabinho, Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson.

Liverpool concluded their preseason with a convincing 3-1 victory over Italian side Torino on Tuesday evening.

Liverpool begin their Premier League campaign at home to West Ham on 12 August. It should also be remembered that Liverpool defeated Manchester City three times last season, as well as recently beating the sky blues in pre-season.

"We have a few days, I like that", Klopp continued. One of the main things I was asked about after the game was: 'Can he really play as the No 6?' I said: 'Yes, he can and he will.' He had to learn and he had to improve and that's exactly what he did.

"All goalkeepers are different so it takes a bit of time, but this result will help the defence and help him know how we play as well", Robertson said.

"But for tonight, the two available played". Brazil's number one, who impressed with his performances at the World Cup finals in Russian Federation, will take over the gloves from Loris Karius, who made two mistakes in the Reds' Champions League final defeat. These two are fit, good.

There has been a surprising amount of criticism over the way Fabinho has bedded in at Liverpool, with it quite clear that he is struggling to adapt entirely to Jürgen Klopp's style of play. Adam Lallana, good game, came back.

"Now we have to make the last step, we have to bring ourselves into the competition, in a championship mood, really being 100 per cent focused in all the situations".

But asked at a news conference on Tuesday about the possibility of further signings or departures prior to the window shutting, Klopp replied: "We will see. But I'm happy we can start at the weekend because pre-season is good but the season is better still".