Karius thanks Anfield for reception

Karius thanks Anfield for reception

Karius thanks Anfield for reception

Klopp has been busy during the summer, signing Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson while Naby Keita also completed his move to Anfield.

The Champions League finalists will kick off as second favourites behind Manchester City, and they're seen as the Citizens' main rivals for a reason, as they dished out one of only two City defeats of the Premier League season previous year.

There isn't much to change when it comes to a squad that reached a Champions League final, but there is only one real question on Reds fans' lips and that is the centre-half dilemma.

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson is backing new signing Alisson to showcase his skills not only as a goalkeeper but as a playmaker at Anfield.

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"Liverpool have spent a fortune to try to close the gap and it looks like they have identified their weaknesses, and tried to rectify them", Shearer wrote in his BBC column.

Klopp added that the emergence of youngster Nat Phillips helps his injuries concerns.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said Karius' warm reception would be a boost to the club's entire goalkeeping cadre.

"Klopp will know that too, but he would rather have spent that money - and have to handle the pressure that comes with it - than not".

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Karius had to wait all summer for a chance to get back to playing after that match and made more headlines during pre-season with errors as he struggled for confidence. Yes I think it is possible.

"He looks cool and calm on the ball and that's what Klopp wants from his goalkeeper, but they were areas that had to be rectified and it looks like majority have been".

"It's like Rangers and Celtic".

"We will see what happens".

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Liverpool begin their Premier League campaign with a home game against West Ham United on Sunday, and Reds fans will be eagerly anticipating seeing their new stars in action for the first time competitively.

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