Klopp guides Alisson through Liverpool training in Evian
Jurgen Klopp was seen talking to Alisson as Liverpool trained in sunny Evian-les-Bains on Thursday.
Klopp had earlier confirmed that Alisson will make his Reds debut on Saturday when Liverpool play their penultimate pre-season friendly — against Napoli in Dublin.
‘We should not waste time,’ Klopp told Liverpool’s official website. ‘Then it’ll be nearly a week, or six days in training, since he (started) and yes, he will play.’
Liverpool had all of their star names except Dejan Lovren available as they worked out in the 30-degree heat at their French training camp. Lovren is back on Sunday.
Mo Salah looked sharp and appeared unhampered by the shoulder injury he suffered in May’s Champions League final.
Right back Trent Alexander-Arnold and striker Robert Firmino only recently returned to Liverpool after enjoying holidays following the World Cup, but Klopp suggested both could be ready to face West Ham on the opening day of the Premier League season.
Discussing Firmino, who was sporting a new hairstyle in training after ditching his bleached-blonde look, Klopp said: ‘He changed something with his hair, I am not 100 per cent sure what. I think now it’s black?
‘But that’s the only difference. All the rest is like it was when he left. It’s good to have him here, he looks in good shape, and if possible we will see (if he can play against Napoli).
‘Training for the outfield players is obviously different than for the goalies, but we want to see him as well against Napoli. We will see for how long.
‘When we start against West Ham, he will have had then two weeks after three weeks off, it should be possible but we will see until then.’
On Alexander-Arnold, who returned almost one week before his summer leave expired, Klopp added: ‘It was not [possible] to stop (him coming back).
‘Trent seems to be really relaxed and really desperate to be part of the team again, so good to have him and now we can start with him.’