Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp 'really pleased' with Alisson's debut in goal

Liverpool spent a world record £67 million to bring Alisson to Anfield as Klopp ended his search for a replacement for error-prone Loris Karius and out of favour Simon Mignolet.

The France global has returned to pre-season training after winning the World Cup in Russian Federation last month.

The 29-year-old could come into contention for Liverpool's final pre-season fixture against Torino on Tuesday, with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez the only senior centre-backs now fit and available.

"He's quite positive because he's not been given a mirror yet", said Reds boss Jurgen Klopp. "Klavan, shouldn't be too serious, but if Tuesday is too early, I don't know yet", mused the German manager, hinting at a tactical reshuffle. "I am very happy here", Fekir told Lyon's in-house TV station after returning to training following a post-World Cup break. "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". "He probably won't play Tuesday and Sunday will be very hard as well", continued the German, who is known to stick to a very rigorous training strategy.

The friendly in Dublin comes one week ahead of the opening Premier League weekend of the 2018/19 season.

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Liverpool next play Torino on Tuesday night, but it is unlikely that Alisson will feature again as Loris Karius is primed to get the nod in the Reds' final pre-season fixture of the summer.

Liverpool finished fourth last season and reached the final of the Champions League, where they were beaten by Real Madrid.

"He was for a long time in his youth an outfield player [and] he must have been a very good outfield player as well because he's really good in that".

"We have another game on Tuesday and we need to make sure we use that game as well".

  • Angelo Rivera