Published: Sat, August 04, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Alisson to make Liverpool debut in Napoli friendly, says Klopp

Alisson to make Liverpool debut in Napoli friendly, says Klopp

Roberto Firmino could feature for Liverpool this weekend after returning for pre-season training.

"The club will announce Alisson's permanent number in due course, and that of fellow summer signing Fabinho, who has provisionally been wearing No.3 in pre-season".

Alisson is set to make his Liverpool debut today against Napoli and the club has confirmed that the goalkeeper will provisionally wear the no.13 against the Calcio A outfit.

Grujic spent the second half of last season on loan at Cardiff in the Championship and Warnock was confident about re-signing the 22-year-old again on a temporary deal.

The Brazil global had always been linked with a move to Anfield before the deal was confirmed on July 19, with neither Simon Mignolet nor Loris Karius convincing last term - the latter at fault for two goals in the 3-1 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.

Likewise, Trent Alexander-Arnold, who Klopp has allowed to return to training a week earlier than expected.

Despite this, Goal understands Liverpool would be open to a permanent deal for the England U20 World Cup victor, with West Brom leading a host of interested clubs.

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"We should not waste time".

Liverpool are also holding out hope of shifting Divock Origi before the window closes with £27 the figure slapped on the Belgian's head following a poor showing in pre-season, with Jurgen Klopp clearly eager to trim the fat.

"Then it'll be almost a week, or six days in training, since he [began training] and yes, he will play".

"I think goalkeepers are important to any team".

His record of two European finals in less than three full seasons in charge has restored one important aspect of the club's sense of itself: As intrepid flag-bearers for the English game, the club whose five European Cups are more than any compatriot has accumulated.

Liverpool face West Ham United in their first league fixture on August 12.

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