EPL: Why Alisson refused to take Liverpool's No.1 shirt from Karius

EPL: Why Alisson refused to take Liverpool's No.1 shirt from Karius

Alisson is expected to make his first Liverpool start on Saturday evening and will wear the No. 13 for the preseason friendly against Napoli in Dublin.

Liverpool signed the 25-year-old Brazil global from AS Roma, smashing the world record for a goalkeeper in a deal worth up to €72.5 million (RM341.9 million).

Ings has played just 14 Premier League games for Liverpool in three injury-plagued years at the club, but the inflated transfer market ensures the Reds are still set to secure a windfall for the forward despite his lack of playing time during his time at Anfield.

"It's good to have him here, he looks in good shape", Klopp said as Firmino joined training in France.

"I think goalkeepers are important to any team".

However, Jurgen Klopp has already splashed out on Naby Keita and Fabinho this summer so it remains to be seen whether Liverpool would be prepared to spend big on the Welsh global or prefer to wait to secure a potential free transfer in 12 months time.

Nearly all of Liverpool's senior players are available for selection after the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with skipper Jordan Henderson the only one yet to return after his exertions for England in Russian Federation.

'Training for the outfield players is obviously different than for the goalies, but we want to see him as well against Napoli. Each player in the world needs training and time to adapt to his mates.

Liverpool's final pre-season friendly will also be against a Serie A side, Torino, on August 7.

"As good as Alisson was in his first season in Rome, Courtois we have seen over a longer period".

Having taken on Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Manchester United in the United States, the Reds now face two clubs from Italy's top flight before 2018-19 begins at home to West Ham United next Sunday.

"I hope I can help and bring something extra to the team".