Klopp: Liverpool have to start winning trophies

The league table according to Football Manager. Image talkSPORT

The league table according to Football Manager. Image talkSPORT

On the signing of Alisson, the German said: "Of course that's not flawless for me, but I can not say much more about that".

"I'll do whatever it takes to make Liverpool successful", he said. Having allowed up and coming shot-stopper Danny Ward to join Leicester City last week, the club would have only veteran 'keeper Simon Mignolet on the books as cover and the Belgian is understandably looking elsewhere for a chance to play some first team football.

"I know about the expectations and that is completely normal", said the German.

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Alisson Becker will be his first-choice goalkeeper for the 2018-19 season but says Loris Karius will have another opportunity to prove his worth at Anfield.

A summer spending spree has also seen Alisson's fellow Brazilian Fabinho arrive from Monaco, midfielder Naby Keita move from RB Leipzig and Xherdan Shaqiri sign from Stoke.

The striker has not travelled to America with the rest of the Liverpool squad, highlighting that he will likely not be around come the start of the season.

Champions League loss to City. Image talkSPORT
Champions League loss to City. Image talkSPORT

"I'm excited to see what he does in the Premier League and the Champions League".

Such errors have only intensified the criticism and abuse that the 25-year-old, so much so that he felt compelled to take to Instagram after Sunday's tie with Borussia Dortmund to address the people out there "who take joy" in his misfortune.

"We have a really good team, a really good squad and to improve it is expensive".

Sturridge has always seemed to struggle to fit into the high intensity style that Klopp demands from his players, and after he was loaned out to West Brom last January, most observers expected his Reds career to finally come to an end this summer.

"I sit next to him in the changing room and we have a lot of banter; my French is bad but I try my best". Nobody is consistent with 11 players.

"My job is together with Michael Edwards (sporting director) and Mike Gordon (president) to bring the best players who are available for Liverpool - if they fit in". We will go again for the championship and each kind of cup but that does not mean I can sit here and say we will get it. I am fine with him, 100 per cent'.

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