Jurgen Klopp had to sign £67m keeper, says Jamie Carragher


Jurgen Klopp had to sign £67m keeper, says Jamie Carragher

Liverpool have looked impressive during their preparations for the new season, which they will begin by welcoming West Ham to Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

"Last season, they had one of the worst defences in the Premier League, so this year we will try and be balanced while always thinking that we want to score one goal more than the opposition".

While others have been frustrated, Liverpool have had a great transfer window, with Klopp addressing weak spots in his squad and spending big to try and plug the gaps.

Although new goalkeeper Alisson started the game in goal, he was replaced by Loris Karius in the closing stages. For Raggy (Klavan) and Joel (Matip), probably they are not fit and can not play for the weekend, but we don't need 12 centre-halves, we only need two at least and one to change would be extremely cool.

Summer signings Naby Keita, Alisson Becker and Xherdan Shaqiri will all be hoping to make their Premier League debuts against the Hammers on Sunday along with Fabinho if he's passed fit.

The Reds spent a club record fee on Netherlands global Virgil van Dijk in the January transfer window to reinforce their central defence but questions marks linger over Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip.

The decision to sign Alisson from Roma for a then world-record £65 million in July brought an end to the tenure of another No. 1 at Anfield. "Their Achilles heel for me will be against the lesser teams and if they can break them down but I'm all over Liverpool, I think they're the team who will come second".

The Champions League finalists will kick off as second favourites behind Manchester City, and they're seen as the Citizens' main rivals for a reason, as they dished out one of only two City defeats of the Premier League season previous year.

The Lyon midfielder would be the cherry on top of the cake of Liverpool's transfer window and has the potential to be one of the savviest bits of business the club has done all summer.