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Jurgen Klopp under pressure after summer spending spree

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Frederick Owens | 10 August, 2018, 17:30

The Reds invested heavily in their squad with time to spare, bringing in Alisson, Xherdan Shaqiri, Fabinho and Naby Keita as quality additions all over the pitch.

Liverpool spent heavily in the transfer market this summer.

After signing goalkeeper Alisson for £65 million last month, Klopp had said he thought the Brazilian would be Liverpool's last signing of the summer.

Jamie Carragher told Sky Sports how Alisson's arrival will be a massive boost in confidence at the club after the drama of the Champions League final.

Like City, Liverpool's strength is in the final third and the trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, will strike fear into Premier League defences again.

Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne is in manager Jurgen Klopp's plans for the new campaign after making a full recovering from the injury which ruined his World Cup dream.

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"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".

"He can control the game and that's good, really good, and for us he is a very important option of course".

Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip will be assessed before a decision is made on whether they are fit to feature against West Ham United.

But former England midfielder Paul Merson believes the Reds should target a centre-back today with the transfer window closing at 5pm. Fabinho and Keita should offer Klopp the drive he craves in midfield but they can not replicate Coutinho's guile.

"It's like Rangers and Celtic".

However, Liverpool will definitely be without Dejan Lovren and Ragnar Klavan for Sunday's Premier League opener at Anfield. Rangers have to look up and think about closing the gap, and then see what happens the following year.

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