Alisson likely to make Liverpool debut in friendly against Napoli

Alisson likely to make Liverpool debut in friendly against Napoli

first_imgLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp has revealed that new signing Alisson is “desperatte” to play for the Merseyside club but he asked him to go on a holiday because of the busy summer he has had with Brazil.Klopp hinted that Alisson will make his debut for Liverpool against Serie A side Napoli in a pre-season friendly on August 4.Allison, who was Brazil’s No.1 goalkeeper in the World Cup, signed from Liverpool in a world-record fee for a goalkeeper earlier this month. His 72.5 million Euros deal from AS Roma eclipsed the fees Manchester City paid for Ederson and Juventus (51.9 million Euros) paid for Gianluigi Buffon over 15 years ago.”He is desperate to play. He could have joined us here in America but it made absolutely no sense,” Klopp told a news conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, where they lost a pre-season clash 3-1 against Borussia Dortmund on Sunday.”He had a long year and as Brazil’s number one, it was quite an intense year, so I sent him on holiday again…I would say he plays in Dublin (against Napoli).”Medical, signing, sightseeing and more.Inside @Alissonbecker’s first day at #LFC…Full @LFCTV video: https://t.co/xDgSdK5hr7 pic.twitter.com/FPvFDPrZNkLiverpool FC (@LFC) July 21, 2018Alisson, 25, is likely to replace Loris Karius as the first-choice goalkeeper with the German continuing to make mistakes. Simon mignolet is set to go further down the pecking order.Klopp defended Germany’s Karius, who was blamed for two of Real Madrid’s goals when the Spanish side beat Liverpool 3-1 in the Champions league final in May.advertisement”We need a stronger squad and Loris is an outstanding goalkeeper. That is the truth. Nothing else,” Klopp added.”My job is together with Michael Edwards (sporting director) and Mike Gordon (president) to bring the best players who are available for Liverpool if they fit in. That is what we have tried to do.”Liverpool next face league champions Manchester City in New York on Wednesday before taking on Manchester United in Michigan at the weekend.They then play Napoli in Dublin and Torino at Anfield. Klopp’s side meet West Ham United in their first match of the season on August 12.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img

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