Liverpool FC provide official update on Alisson's kit number

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While Alisson will be Liverpool's new first-choice goalkeeper heading into the new season, there are still question marks over whether Loris Karius or Simon Mignolet will remain.

But he also seems to breed a confidence amongst his teammates, and fans, that just wasn't there under either 'keeper, particularly Karius.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he is optimistic that both Roberto Firmino and Trent Alexander-Arnold will be ready to play in their opening Premier League fixture against West Ham on August 12.

The Reds took the lead through Milner's fourth-minute rasping shot before Wijnaldum's header made it 2-0 inside 10 minutes. The Swiss with the well-developed upper-body looks an appropriate back-up for either of the wider positions - Salah, or Sadio Mane - in Klopp's trusted front three.

It also looks like Liverpool have some much-needed strength in depth for the season ahead.

He was one of several players, including Roberto Firmino, who missed the United States of America pre-season tour due to World Cup commitments.

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England global Lallana is eager for the strengthened club to win silverware having come close on several occasions, as Liverpool have lost the Champions League, Europa League, and League Cup finals since Jürgen Klopp took charge in 2015. Liverpool's last was the League Cup triumph, way back in February 2012.

Whereas Firmino is fain to drop deep and leave space for Mane and Salah, Sturridge spends far longer facing the opposition goal.

And clinical second-half strikes from Mohamed Salah and substitute duo Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno ensured Jürgen Klopp's side's dominance of proceedings was reflected accurately on the scoreboard.

"The club will announce Alisson's permanent number in due course, and that of fellow summer signing Fabinho, who has provisionally been wearing no.3 in pre-season".

"For my club, I just want to take the next step now".