Naby Keita rejected Barcelona and Bayern for Liverpool

Arnold Nichols
July 24, 2018

The addition of Alisson Becker from Roma for 75 million euros is a record fee for a goalkeeper, which adds the finishing touches to the squad.

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp admitted he has changed his mind over spending big money on transfers and "doesn't care" about the criticism.

Two years ago, Jürgen Klopp was scathing of the transfer of Paul Pogba to Manchester United.

"We've signed all we need, I don't think there'll be any more [signings]", the German coach said after the deal was confirmed.

So, too, do Manchester City and Manchester United, who Liverpool will face in the final games of their USA tour. It's only an opinion in that moment, and did I change my opinion?

However, this season both Klopp and Liverpool have already made changes to the squad, as they prepare to challenge for the Premier League title for the first time since Luis Suarez left the club and with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Robert Firmino, and Sadio Mane, things look good for the Anfield side.


"I sit next to him in the changing room and we have a lot of banter; my French is awful but I try my best".

"I love that guy", he told the official Liverpool website. It's very important at that age group that there's no rush because he still has 14 or 15 years to play in his career.

"We have the players we want". And so manager Jurgen Klopp has brought in Alisson to ensure the same mistakes don't happen again. Klopp said. "I like Christian, I've known him since he was a kid and he's still not really old".

"There will still be two games to play before West Ham and then West Ham is only the first game of the season, not the last one".

The signing comes after Loris Karius' much-criticised pair of errors in last season's Champions League final loss to Real Madrid, as well as a recent mistake against Tranmere in a friendly.

'I don't want to prepare anyone for a bad start because I don't want to have one, but it is possible, ' Klopp warned. "So I sent him on holiday again". We don't know the situation. "We did our business and Dortmund is doing their business, so all good". We were constantly in contact (during the World Cup) and he was fine.

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