Jurgen Klopp says the opportunity to sign goalkeeper Alisson was too good to pass up, but insists his close bond with Loris Karius will not be impacted by the arrival of the Brazilian.
His spending spree has drawn criticism from some quarters, however, with some fans choosing to remind Klopp of his comments when Manchester United splashed a World Record £89 million to re-sign Paul Pogba.
Liverpool continue their pre-season build-up against Borussia Dortmund on Sunday evening in Charlotte, North Carolina, with kick off at 12.05am UAE time. "I watched the games, I lead the sessions and then I make a decision at a specific point but that's not today and it's not next week so we still have time", Klopp was quoted by Echo. Yes, that's true, but it's better to change your opinion than never to have one.
"My job is together with [sporting director] Michael Edwards and [co-owner] Mike Gordon to bring the best players who are available for Liverpool - if they fit in".
Is Alisson the final piece of the jigsaw that will facilitate a genuine title challenge from Liverpool this season?
Liverpool have undoubtedly made rapid progress under Klopp over the previous twelve months and the German has spent over £400 million since his appointment to build a team in his own image.
"He has a contract at Dortmund, no?"
Jurgen Klopp Dismisses Suggestions Of Hypocrisy Over Transfers
"I am a team player". But in this moment he's in a really good club for his development.
Matip missed the end of last season with a thigh injury and picked up a suspected muscle tear, ensuring the defender will be doubtful for the opening game at home to West Ham.
He knows critics will be lining up should Liverpool wobble at any stage and it is how they deal with the hard moments that will determine what they can achieve.
However, the Bundesliga giants levelled things up through a Christian Pulisic penalty before the American worldwide made it 2-1 in the 89th minute. But I like him and it's not like that could be the problem. And the 23-year-old has explained why he snubbed the rest in an interview.
"Everybody knows that Fabinho is a great midfielder, and from what I've seen of Naby in training, he's just incredible!" We expect more from ourselves.
"He was completely fine and is completely fine now", Klopp added.
Severe Thunderstorms In Forecast Tuesday
But as you can see from the forecast model above, strong storms are still possible SE of Richmond from 8-10 p.m. There was another 10-day heat wave in the summer of 2016 that lasted from July 21 through July 30.