Allison to make Liverpool debut against Napoli, says Juergen Klopp

first_imgLiverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker will make his debut in Saturday’s friendly against Napoli, manager Juergen Klopp has said.New Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker is set to make his debut for the club in Saturday’s friendly against Napoli at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, manager Juergen Klopp said.Liverpool signed Alisson from Italian side AS Roma for a world-record fee for a goalkeeper in a deal worth up to 72.5 million Euros. Before this, Gianluigi Buffon was the most expensive goalkeeper in history after joining Juventus from Parma for 53 million Euros in 2001.Alisson, who played all of Brazil’s matches in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, joined the rest of the Liverpool squad after completing his holiday and has been training for the last couple of days.”It’s pretty likely (he’ll make his debut). We should not waste time. Then it’ll be nearly a week, or six days in training, since he (started) and yes, he will play,” Klopp told Liverpool’s [email protected] https://t.co/BxfzKkm3b4 pic.twitter.com/yQFk95qBI4Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 31, 2018Alisson, who in all likelihood will replace Loris Karius in goal, is Liverpool’s third signing of the summer with central midfielders Fabinho and Naby Keita joining Liverpool this off-season for a reported combined cost of USD 120 million.Also read – Jurgen Klopp defends Liverpool’s transfer policy after Jose Mourinho’s digLiverpool have so far beaten Manchester United and Manchester City and lost to Borussia Dortmund in their pre-sesaon. They will next play Napoli followed by their final pre-season friendly against Italians Torino on August 7, five days before hosting West Ham United in their Premier League opener.advertisementlast_img

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