Liverpool's Loris Karius thanks fans for warm reception in friendly

Liverpool's Loris Karius thanks fans for warm reception in friendly

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp then made seven changes at the break with Xherdan Shaqiri, Andy Robertson, Marko Grujic, Curtis Jones, Adam Lallana, Daniel Sturridge and Danny Ings all making an appearance with Shaqiri providing the assist on the final goal.

The addition of Fabinho from AS Monaco will help add some steel to the midfield while the cash splashed out to bring in highly rated shot-stopper Alisson Becker from AS Roma already looks to be money well spent, but a truly world class partner for Virgil van Dijk is still missing from the equation.

It should therefore give Clyne the opportunity to start the club's Premier League opener against West Ham United on Sunday and steal a march on his worldwide teammate, who he will be hopeful of dislodging from his role with the England team.

Dejan [Lovren] is in, he had not a very long holiday.

Alisson's arrival this summer has also seen Karius demoted from first-choice in the Reds' pecking order.

Alisson was not able to keep a clean sheet after being beaten by Andrea Belotti's close-range header but his departure late on saw Loris Karius warmly welcomed back to Anfield by fans after his two costly errors in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.

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But O'Connor says, unless there is a big surprise, he does not expect Pulisic to arrive either.

Klopp swapped seven of his starting lineup at half time and the intensity of Liverpool's second-half performance inevitably suffered.

"He said: "[I'm] not sure, don't know - we have to see how he reacts.

"I am not sure but it is Hendo".

Klopp noted that the skipper "looked like he trained for the whole three weeks" when he came back to Melwood at the weekend, which prompted the decision to give him minutes.

'For Raggy [Klavan] and Joel [Matip], probably they are not fit and can not play for the weekend, but we don't need 12 centre-halves, we only need two at least and one to change would be extremely cool'. You only need one or two bad seasons and it's all over.

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