Published: Sun, August 12, 2018
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Jurgen Klopp feels Alisson will settle into the Premier League quickly

Jurgen Klopp feels Alisson will settle into the Premier League quickly

"That is what Liverpool made me feel", he added, with Klopp's men beginning their campaign at home to West Ham on Sunday.

There is certainly an air of optimism at Anfield and fans will be expecting Liverpool to improve upon their fourth-placed finish in the Premier League from last season and no doubt they'll be desperate to go one better following their Champions League final heartache against Madrid. "Clubs go there and put 10 behind the ball and you need to break them down and Shaqiri has got that in the locker".

"However, I'm going to go with Naby Keita".

But the German on Friday insisted they were still underdogs in the battle for the league crown, saying: "We are still Rocky Balboa and not Ivan Drago".

I wrote last season I feared Liverpool may never win the league under Klopp due to the financial strength in Manchester.

And so Klopp and Liverpool have finally been able to build on something without losing a key player (ir changing manager) - and that could be invaluable.

Despite not owning the world's most expensive goalkeeper tag anymore, the Brazilian is desperate to make his transfer fee look like a bargain, just as former Roma team-mate Mohamed Salah did during his first season at Anfield.

'I can't remember a bad game off him in pre-season, which is good. "We are the ones who have to do more and fight more - that must be our attitude".

Liverpool had a few gaps in their squad that needed addressing this summer: a reliable goalkeeper, a defensive midfielder, drive in midfield, and more depth in their forward line.

The Egypt global had been involved in a tangle with Ramos a few minutes earlier, an incident which many accused the Madrid man of instigating, as Madrid went on to win 3-1.

An audacious and stunning overhead kick against Manchester United in the International Champions Cup has been the pick of his contributions so far, not to mention a perfectly-weighted cross to assist Daniel Sturridge against Torino. "That's why I am backing Jurgen Klopp's side to pip them to the title". More aggressive in the right moments. They didn't lose any player and they brought in (Riyad) Mahrez, so that doesn't make them weaker. We have to try to win every game because all of them are important. "That is the case and a fact".

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