Liverpool keeper Karius grateful for Anfield reception

Clyne made just five appearances last season

The Reds will be aiming to be one of the main contenders for the Premier League title next season.

The "keeper made two costly blunders in the Champions League final as his side lost to Real Madrid, although it was later revealed he suffered a concussion moments prior to his first mistake after Sergio Ramos" knee collided with his head.

Klopp added that the emergence of youngster Nat Phillips helps his injuries concerns.

Such was his lack of opportunities last term it was expected he would seek alternative opportunities this summer but the Evening Standard understand he will remain on Merseyside, with Liverpool keen on retaining his services.

"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".

"Now we have to make the last step, we have to bring ourselves into the competition, in a championship mood, really being 100 percent focused in all the situations", he told reporters.

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.

But former England midfielder Paul Merson believes the Reds should target a centre-back today with the transfer window closing at 5pm.

"I think (Joe Gomez) is okay".

"Jurgen Klopp absolutely gets a player when he likes them".

"It's like Rangers and Celtic. Joel did yesterday parts of training like Joe did - we will see how they are today".

It should therefore give Clyne the opportunity to start the club's Premier League opener against West Ham United on Sunday and steal a march on his worldwide teammate, who he will be hopeful of dislodging from his role with the England team.

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