Liverpool may have made their final signing of the transfer window almost four weeks ago but they can be very happy with their business this summer.
A deal was already agreed to sign Naby Keita 12 months ago and he was joined by Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson.
And it’s the signing of the Brazilian goalkeeper that has pleased fans the most.
Jurgen Klopp spent £67 million on Alisson – a world-record fee for a ‘keeper before it was broken by Chelsea and the signing of Kepa Arrizabalaga.
With Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet making too many mistakes to be trusted as a first-choice goalkeeper, Klopp didn’t hesitate when Roma lowered their asking price for Alisson.
And the 25-year-old will be looking to help maintain a title challenge this season.
However, he won’t be the club’s number one – not officially anyway.
LIVERPOOL CONFIRM SQUAD NUMBERS
Liverpool officially confirmed their squad numbers for the 2018/19 season and revealed that Alisson will keep the number 13 shirt he has worn in pre-season.
Our 18/19 squad numbers have been confirmed.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 10, 2018
That means Karius will be the club’s number one.
And it’s fair to say Liverpool fans aren’t particularly happy with that particular decision.
LIVERPOOL FANS AREN’T TOO HAPPY
Check out the reaction:
No #AB1 😔
— 🔴 (@gegenpressing3) August 10, 2018
Shaking with fume right now
— 💥 (@TikkaMohSalah) August 10, 2018
Wanted Alisson 1 😡😡😡
— MK (@Oxlade21i) August 10, 2018
Alisson number 13 pic.twitter.com/1zWlPwqF7d
— MonsterAmongMen (@uddin8989) August 10, 2018
why is he 13 WTF
— Rob (@EliteWoy) August 10, 2018
Whether or not Alisson allowed Karius to keep the number one jersey is unknown but the Brazilian has been using the hashtag #AB1 throughout pre-season.
He maybe didn’t want to come to the club and take the number one spot and the number one jersey from Karius. If that’s the case, that is a class gesture from Alisson.
Elsewhere, Fabinho has been confirmed as the club’s number three.
Fabinho wore number two throughout his time at Monaco but, with Nathaniel Clyne opposing that shirt, the midfielder had to settle for the number three.