Klopp Defends Liverpool Spending: "Nobody Forgets What You Say"

For the record, Liverpool have already got Fabinho from Monaco, Naby Keita from RB Leipzig and Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City, after signing reliable defender Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton during the last winter window.

How will Alisson fare for the Reds next season?

"You can not be sure in the goalkeeper position", he said. It's not cool. Things like this can happen, but you don't want them to.

Origim who was signed by Liverpool in 2014, returned to Anfield a few days ago for pre-season after holidaying in Kenya for several weeks.

Liverpool have contested three finals since Klopp arrived in 2015 and lost them all.

"It is not a case of he said this or he said that - there is nothing to say in public". We have been great friends since that time.

Adapting to the physicality of English football should not be an issue for Keita who, despite his admiration for players such as Iniesta and Deco, readily admits to revelling in the aggressive side of the game. We don't know the situation. I know he is not known for his aggression but that is something I have added to my game, even if it is not one of his traits.

"He is the No 1 for Brazil and then there is the fee". Our new players will make us stronger, 100 per cent. When Alisson is ready, he will be in our goal. "We had good conversations". We need to be ready for that. That is the truth.

"I see him as an "8", he can play "10" as well, maybe in the future he can play '6" as well. That is what we have tried to do. "It is the same for all positions".

So, too, do Manchester City and Manchester United, who Liverpool will face in the final games of their USA tour.

"My responsibility is for this club to be as successful as possible". Klopp said. "I like Christian, I've known him since he was a kid and he's still not really old". He is desperate to play.

He said: "I don't think that physical aspect is going to have a negative effect on me at all".

"He's had a long year".

He recovered to play two games at the World Cup for his country, who lost all three of their group games in Russian Federation.

Liverpool start their new Premier League season at home to West Ham on August 12 before a trip to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace on August 20.

  • Rosalie Stanley