Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp 'really pleased' with Alisson's debut in goal

Lawrence Kim
August 5, 2018

The 32-year-old, who captained the Reds before going off, collided with defender Mario Rui in the second half.

Milner then turned provider four minutes later as his cross from a short corner was nodded in by Wijnaldum.

Over the course of a season, he'll make too many errors and I think he makes them in big games.

Speaking to the club's official website, the Liverpool manager said: "I knew that he would get stitches because we saw it on the pitch".

And now Milner has revealed the extent of the injury himself, posting a picture on his Instagram account of the grisly gash.

The Reds rounded off their pre-season travels with a resounding victory over Carlo Ancelotti's side, ahead of Tuesday night's showcase clash with Torino at Anfield. Yet Salah was so devastating in combination with Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino that it felt a sign of things to come.

Chelsea, Bayern, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Manchester United are all interested in signing the American but it seems his £62million price tag is somewhat discouraging, with Dortmund yet to receive a bid close to that number.

He says that although they'd like to keep him for the 2018/19 season, they could be open to agreeing a deal similar to that which Liverpool agreed with RB Leipzig to ensure he was not poached by Bayern Munich or Barcelona. They already have a feared front three, but a side who went unbeaten at home last season need to turn more draws against lesser teams into wins. It's not about winning 5-0, it's about winning 1-0 five times much more.

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