Liverpool impressed last season as they reached the final of the Champions League before losing to Real Madrid. Many felt that with a few reinforcements, the Reds can challenge for major silverware during the upcoming season as well as be strong contenders for the Premier League title.
Interestingly, though Manchester City eased their way to the League title last term, Klopp’s men beat the Citizens during three out of the four times that they played against each other (once in the League and twice during the Champions League).
One of the areas where the Reds looked vulnerable in last season was in their goalkeeping department. Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet never fully convinced the Kop that they are capable of holding down the first-choice keeping position at the club for the long-term.
Klopp responded this summer by bringing in Alisson Becker from Roma. The Brazilian is regarded as one of the best shot-stoppers in the World and has what it takes to play for a team that is worthy of winning the title.
Klopp is already impressed with what he has seen from the goalkeeper during this pre-season.
He said: “He obviously has a real presence, he’s smart, he’s very nice and it’s good to have him around. It’s only positive, even the performances in training – which is not too important in the beginning – are already exceptional, so all good.”