Liverpool's Loris Karius thanks fans for warm reception in friendly

  • Liverpool's Loris Karius thanks fans for warm reception in friendly

Liverpool's Loris Karius thanks fans for warm reception in friendly

Karius has lost his role as Liverpool No. 1 to new signing Alisson, but after coming on to the pitch in Tuesday's friendly against Torino, the home fans applauded his entrance.

The Reds have invested £67 million ($87m) worth of faith in the Brazil worldwide after losing trust in last season's goalkeeping options.

Liverpool will take on West Ham at Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. Alisson arrives from Roma where he faced the Reds in the Champions League semi-final last season.

As well as bringing in Alisson from Roma - a move which made the Brazilian the most expensive goalkeeper of all time - Liverpool have also brought in his countryman Fabinho from Monaco, Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke and Naby Keita from RB Leipzig.

It is a shame Ings didn't reach the heights he displayed at Burnley during his time at Anfield, nevertheless this is a move that needed to happen this summer. "I think everyone knew from his first interview he spoke very good English so the settling-in period is over for him and I think he is very much part of the squad", Robertson added.

How lovely. Hopefully, that will have done Karius the power of good.

"But if you asked them: "What does a goalkeeper do?' They couldn't say more than 'catch balls". It's a great price - a world-record price - and when you pay that type of money you are expecting a top goalkeeper, but he will be new to the Premier League so let's see how he adapts.

"So at this moment, on paper, Liverpool do look the strongest challengers".

Even though the Liverpool side that will begin their latest attempt to win a first English top flight title since 1990 against West Ham at Anfield can not be compared to the iconic teams in the club's past right now, I have rarely felt more confident in what lies ahead as a new season beckons for a Reds squad oozing with talent and depth.