Published: Tue, August 13, 2019
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Talking points from the Premier League weekend

Talking points from the Premier League weekend

"The situation was even more hard a few weeks ago because of injuries, but Caoimhin Kelleher is now in his final steps for being completely back", Klopp told Liverpool's official website.

Klopp went on to admit the injury to Alisson was a blow to his side's hopes, in a month when they will face crucial Premier League game against Southampton, Arsenal and Burnley, as well as the game against Chelsea in Turkey this week. I don't think he wanted to sit only on the bench for the next couple of years.

Joe Gomez has talked down suggestions that Liverpool will be "the team to beat" this season after their Champions League triumph.

With Alisson ruled out of Wednesday's UEFA Super Cup clash with Chelsea and facing a longer layoff, Van Dijk believes that former West Ham shot stopper Adrian has the quality to step up and perform for Juergen Klopp's team.

'So that's a very experienced solution but in the moment when Caoimhin is back then obviously Adrian is No.1, Caoimhin probably No.2 but we have to see how then he can have some games with the U23s or U21s [so] that he gets match practice as well'.

Alisson - who started all of last season's 38 Premier League matches - was instrumental in Liverpool's Champions League title run in May, as well as Brazil's Copa America victory this summer.

"Obviously it's a label that's given now that we achieved what we did last season. We're looking forward to it".

New acquisitions Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka made strong debuts and the back four looks a much more formidable unit than last season.

Just like in Madrid back in June, a fellow Premier League side stand in the way of Liverpool's European ambitions this week.

"I think the main thing is that our mindset is in the right place and whatever is said after that is not up to us". "You still don't want to have a situation where one goalie is fit, that's how it is but we have to see".

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