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Published: Sun, August 05, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Alisson's super save and Shaqiri's training strike thrill Liverpool supporters

Alisson's super save and Shaqiri's training strike thrill Liverpool supporters

Liverpool will consider selling Sheyi Ojo before the transfer window closes, despite Jurgen Klopp's assertion the club only wanted to send him on loan.

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker was training with the Reds for the first time while Xherdan Shaqiri also gave the fans something to talk about after his overhead-kick goal against Manchester United.

Liverpool have secured Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino with new five-year contracts in recent months that have doubled their salaries and the club are in regular dialogue with Mané's representatives about the Senegal global following suit.

After helping Brazil reach the quarter finals of the World Cup, Alisson joined up with his new teammates at a training camp in Geneva ahead of Saturday's friendly against Napoli and immediately showed what he is capable of with a stunning save from Marko Grujic.

While the match's importance as Liverpool's final warm-up before the real Premier League action begins against the Hammers is obvious, its nature also provides a relaxed atmosphere in which to connect with supporters.

Klopp, however, believes the second half of last season confirmed Liverpool had moved on without the Brazil global and that a straight replacement for Coutinho does not exist.

The 25-year-old Brazil worldwide joined from AS Roma last month, smashing the world-record transfer fee for a goalkeeper in a deal worth up to £64 million.

"I'm very pleased [to work with Alisson], but first of all it's very important he can start now because the season starts in one and a half weeks". 'I've met some of my team-mates and had my first morning session.

"But in critical situations, I felt tracking back and what we needed for the team in a relegation battle just wasn't there".

'It's important I get to know them as quickly as possible. However, the opposite occurred, as Liverpool didn't miss a beat without Coutinho, and the team finished runners-up in UEFA Champions League.

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