Klopp admits Liverpool's defensive concerns ahead of league opener

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Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri have also been added to the Liverpool squad this summer, leading to a feeling on Merseyside that the Reds can challenge for major honours in 2018-19.

The Premier League season may only be a few days away from starting, but Jurgen Klopp wants to put his team through their paces once more before their opener against West Ham at the weekend.

"We will see what happens, he said".

Croatia global Dejan Lovren will rejoin the squad on Monday after an extended break following the World Cup but is a doubt for the next two games.

One thing we do know is that there will be further outgoings.

"He's quite a good footballer - probably as good as the goalie he is", Klopp told reporters after the match.

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Klopp had already addressed other shortcomings at the back by paying £75m for the dominant Van Dijk, with Dejan Lovren becoming better as a result and with Andrew Robertson's remarkable development into a high-class left-back.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hailed Cork goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher as an "outstanding talent" following his side's 5-0 win over Napoli at the Aviva Stadium. He is back Monday so probably won't play Tuesday and Sunday will be very hard as well.

Liverpool paid just over £60 million to bring the 23-year-old to Anfield from RB Leipzig this summer, and many are expecting him to take the Premier League by storm this season.

The Lyon captain scored 18 times in Ligue 1 last season, as well as providing eight assists, to help his side finish third and secure Champions League qualification.

"He was for a long time in his youth an outfield player [and] he must have been a very good outfield player as well because he's really good in that".

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