Klopp heartened by warm Anfield reception for embattled Karius

Clyne made just five appearances last season

Clyne made just five appearances last season

The biggest issue Liverpool needed resolving this summer was sorted at a then world-record cost - one that could rise to £65million.

They finished fourth in last season's table though did reach the final of the Champions League.

Liverpool signed Brazilian goalkeeper, Allison, from Roma this summer and he is expected to take Karius' position as Liverpool starting goalkeeper.

There isn't much to change when it comes to a squad that reached a Champions League final, but there is only one real question on Reds fans' lips and that is the centre-half dilemma.

Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne is in manager Jurgen Klopp's plans for the new campaign after making a full recovering from the injury which ruined his World Cup dream.

Liverpool have spent heavily this summer, however, splashing out almost £180 million on four new players, and Jürgen Klopp now seems to have built a group of players who are more than capable of winning major honours.

"Klopp will know that too, but he would rather have spent that money - and have to handle the pressure that comes with it - than not". Granted, his rivals will know how the Reds play but it is nearly impossible to stop when they're on song.

"Today he looked at home, he looked comfortable and when he was called upon he made the saves he had to make, so long may that continue and that will give him more confidence than he has already got and hopefully that will stand us in good stead for the season ahead".

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri all made their Anfield debuts for Liverpool, with the latter impressing with an assist for Daniel Sturridge to score the third goal after Roberto Firmino and Georginio Wijnaldum had given the hosts a 2-0 lead.

"We will see what happens".

Former Manchester United midfielder, Paul Scholes has noted that Manchester City and Liverpool are favourites to win the Premier League title this season.

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