Chelsea To Swoop For Long Term Liverpool Target

Lynette Rowe
August 6, 2018

Alisson made his Liverpool debut against Napoli at the Aviva on Saturday night and impressed many with his confidence and distribution as the Anfield club picked up an excellent 5-0 victory over their Italian opponents.

'Joel (Matip), we'll have to see.

Fellow defenders Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan are struggling with hip and hamstring injuries respectively, while Croatia global Dejan Lovren only returned from his post-World Cup holiday on Monday. Klavan, should not be too serious, but if Tuesday is too early I don't know yet.

With attacking trio Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah fit and raring to go ahead of the league opener against West Ham, Klopp's pre-season plans are falling into place, with Jordan Henderson having returned after his World Cup heroics with England last month. "He probably won't play Tuesday and Sunday will be very hard as well", continued the German, who is known to stick to a very rigorous training strategy.

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Manchester United and Chelsea are likely to conduct some business in the next two and a half days as they are yet to sign the players they want while Liverpool are still tipped for late moves despite Klopp saying he won't be active as far as incomings are concerned.

"Maybe we will do some magic things with the formation on Tuesday".

The Reds finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last term and without a trophy after they reached the Champions League final and lost to Real Madrid. We involved him a lot in our build-up, but we need to get used to that a little bit more still - that's clear, [and] he needs to get used to it a little bit more, but there were a lot of good build-up situations, so that helps.

"I think everyone knew from his first interview he spoke very good English so the settling-in period is over for him and I think he is very much part of the squad".

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