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Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker: 'I want to justify price-tag'

12 August 2018

Liverpool have not won the title since 1990 and boss Jurgen Klopp is still waiting for his first trophy after three years on Merseyside.

The Egyptian joined Liverpool from the Italian giants last summer for a fee worth £37 million and instantly became a fans favourite, scoring 44 times in his debut season. You need to have the right personality for that very hard job.

Summer signing Naby Keita is a guaranteed starter in one of the three midfield slots for the Merseysiders.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes his players have to summon the spirit of Rocky Balboa if they are to close the gap to defending Premier League champions Manchester City. "We will see, we have no big issues but little things". It's Hendo though, you always think about him.

Alisson hopes he can prove to be a value-for-money purchase at Liverpool - just like superstar forward Mohamed Salah.

"I can not train at all because of stomach muscle issues", Lovren told Croatian outlet Sportske Novosti. "We try to help him all the time in training, he is a great boy, but I do not talk to him every day about how he can score more than last season". It looks like a few players are not involved but that's how it is.

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"I went to watch Kepa Arrizabalaga at Athletic Bilbao 18 months ago, and at half-time, I looked at my host and asked who on earth he was".

An audacious and stunning overhead kick against Manchester United in the International Champions Cup has been the pick of his contributions so far, not to mention a perfectly-weighted cross to assist Daniel Sturridge against Torino.

Klopp, however, is realistic about his side's chances.

They've also enjoyed feasting on West Ham's defence in recent games, winning this fixture 4-1 back in February and also sticking four past the Londoners in their last two trips south.

"I know a lot of people think that because we were active in the transfer window but that is part of the business, it doesn't decide anything", added the German ahead of Sunday's opener at home to West Ham. "That is the case and a fact".

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker: 'I want to justify price-tag'