Liverpool v Napoli preview: Reds sign off pre-season in Dublin

Tanya Simon
August 4, 2018

Shaka Hislop believes Real Madrid target Thibaut Courtois is still better than Liverpool FC number one Alisson Becker.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed the news to Liverpool's official website: "It's pretty likely (he'll make his debut)".

Origi signed for Liverpool after an impressive World Cup four years ago and is still only 23, but with Liverpool's front three very much set in stone, and Xherdan Shaqiri and Daniel Sturridge ready to step in when called upon, Origi's opportunities would be very limited if he were to stay at Anfield this season.

"I really hope that the people use that to come and we have a first really nice coming together and start a very important season for us, and create from the first day again a very special atmosphere".

Klopp was full of praise for Shaqiri after his United goal last month, saying: "For Shaq, in the moment he signed he wanted to stay immediately at Liverpool and train with us". The high-class reinforcements to the spine of Liverpool's team - namely Alisson, who cost €75m from Roma; Naby Keita, €68m from RB Leipzig, and Fabinho, whose sale could, with add-ons, earn the sellers Monaco €50m - are unlike Salah and Van Dijk in one important respect.

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They are under no pressure to sell before the Premier League transfer window closes next week as other European countries did not follow in choosing to shorten their own windows in line with the same date.

Since the loss of new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, Napoli have acquired the services of elite manager Carlo Ancellotti who will be looking to enforce his fresh ideas in the upcoming friendlies.

Liverpool play their final pre-season friendly against Italians Torino on August 7, five days before hosting West Ham United in their Premier League opener.

"He's a big player, at times he did well for us", Adam told the BBC.

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