Jurgen Klopp had to force Alisson to leave Melwood

Jurgen Klopp had to force Alisson to leave Melwood

Javier Howell
July 24, 2018

They are the club most likely to challenge Manchester City, the club spending big, the club breaking transfer records - and the team making the biggest about-turn with a manager facing accusations of hypocrisy.

Liverpool continue their pre-season build-up against Borussia Dortmund on Sunday evening in Charlotte, North Carolina, with kick off at 12.05am UAE time.

"We've signed all we need, I don't think there'll be any more [signings]", the German coach said after the deal was confirmed.

"It's not about pushing through my thoughts or saying "No, I don't want to buy players, I don't want to pay big money" and then in the end Liverpool FC is not successful". Did I change my opinion?

"The first part of the season when we did the rotation and we were quite active with it, we did six or seven changes from one game or the other, we still had quality on the pitch that felt ideal".

Sheyi Ojo - 5: Showed off his blistering pace but is missing that close control to become a really deadly goal scorer, missed a guilt edge chance set up by Sturridge when he really should have done better to put Liverpool 2-0 up.

Klopp revealed that he had to order Alisson to return to his break from football after revealing that supporters can expect the 25-year-old to make his Reds debut against Napoli in a preseason friendly on August 4.

"When I saw him at Melwood, he looked fit".

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"He's a fantastic player and it's deserved that people think highly of him in America - in Germany it's the same".

"The new players will make us stronger 100 per cent. How?"

He knows critics will be lining up should Liverpool wobble at any stage and it is how they deal with the hard moments that will determine what they can achieve.

However, last season's European blitzkrieg certainly got a lot of heads to turn. It's very important at that age group that there's no rush because he still has 14 or 15 years to play in his career. For this, there's still space for development.

Jurgen Klopp confirmed after the game that the Cameroonian worldwide looks to have suffered a "little tear" but they should know more within the next 24 hours after Matip is assessed by the clubs medical team. But I like him and it's not like that could be the problem.

"Maybe tomorrow or the day after tomorrow we will know more, but in this moment we only know that it was too painful for him to carry on". "We did our business and Dortmund is doing their business, so all good".

Salah, who was granted an extended break following the World Cup, is with Liverpool in the USA after returning to Melwood on Friday. That's completely normal.' What is also normal is the rising pressure on Klopp.