Loris Karius Given Rousing Reception By Liverpool Fans On Anfield Return

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Liverpool had to make the record-breaking signing of Alisson, says Jamie Carragher, as sticking with Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet would have led to "no belief" in a title challenge.

Up front, the dynamic trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have support from new arrival Xherdan Shaqiri and if his goal in the pre-season friendly against Manchester United in America last week is a sign of what is to come, he will be a bargain at £13m.

"You don't really know the team, you don't really know the players, you don't know how they're going to perform from one week to the next".

Klopp revealed that Ragnar Klavan would be another absentee at Anfield while Joel Matip and Joe Gomez face late fitness tests.

In the biggest moment of his young career, two incredible errors from Karius proved to be the difference between the Reds and Real Madrid, with the goalkeeper tearfully apologising to traveling Liverpool fans after the final whistle.

Klopp has not ruled out captain Jordan Henderson featuring on Sunday despite only returning to training at the weekend.

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The most recent meeting was won 2-0 by Manchester United in 2017/18. "That's just not like this football club". Only against Norwich (5) has the Spaniard scored more Premier League goals than he has versus Leicester (4).

'We will see about the England boys and Dejan [Lovren].

The visitors rarely threatened but pulled a goal back through Andrea Belotti's powerful close-range header.

In the second half at Anfield, midfielders Fabinho - who missed an early penalty - and Marko Grujic both filled in as Van Dijk only played 45 minutes, but Klopp is not anxious ahead of Sunday's visit of West Ham. "It is a brilliantly run club in terms of getting money for players and also in the transfer market".

Jurgen Klopp has defended Liverpool's transfer policy this summer after they spent more than any of their Premier League rivals - £177million in total.

Liverpool finished 25 points adrift of champions Manchester City last season, but they have enjoyed a positive pre-season and will open the new campaign in buoyant mood at home to West Ham on Sunday.