Liverpool favourites to catch Man City in Premier League, says Dennis Wise

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First of all, we need to make sure that he can play his best football and then he will come in the situation to score and he's there he'll probably score again that's how it is if it's 40, 20, 30.

However, Liverpool are now ready to rebuff any interest from rival clubs and retain his services for the final year of his £120,000 per week contract.

Jurgen Klopp has defended Liverpool's transfer spending after signing goalkeeper Alisson for a world-record £67m. "He's now in for 5 days with us and, before that, one-week training program full training program at home, so it's all good".

"He's got the skills and the personality to become a world-class goalkeeper, and he is also young and in good shape".

Shaqiri is already in NY so will meet them there but tomorrow's match, their second of three in America, will come too soon for him to be involved. But there were no takers - despite assurances that the player's German ancestry made him eligible for a European Union passport.

Divock Origi and Danny Ings will top the exodus of players from Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp trims his squad in a potential £100million sell-off. All of them will fight for a place in the starting XI.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has warned they can not get carried away "celebrating signings" as the squad heads into the most important fortnight of pre-season.

Further mistakes in pre-season against Tranmere Rovers and Borussia Dortmund have been swiftly pounced upon by both casual observers and die-hard fans.

Liverpool has an abundance of quality and versatility in their midfield.

A year later, the Brazilian looks back on a season which saw him score 27 goals in all competitions including 10 in the Champions League - only Cristiano Ronaldo (15) scored more.

The signing of Fabinho will be a great addition to the squad as his height and experience can be vital for the Reds this season.

Naby Keita is more of an attacking midfielder who can run all day.

The revelation that the decision not to take a punt on Alisson three years ago has cost Liverpool a staggering £63million will shock the club and their fans. Adam Lallana will be a direct competitor for his place in the starting XI as the England worldwide makes a return after an injury-hit season.

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