Liverpool’s starting XI suddenly looks capable of seriously challenging for the Premier League title.
Although the Reds lost Emre Can to Juventus this summer, the arrivals of Naby Keita and Fabinho means the Anfield faithful are rather non-plussed about the German midfielder’s departure.
Both midfielders are class acts and will enhance Liverpool’s chances of finishing the 2018-19 season with silverware.
Jurgen Klopp has also brought in the mercurial Swiss attacking midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, who has set the club back £13 million.
However, arguably their most important acquisition is the £66.8 million arrival of Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker from AS Roma.
The 25-year-old was one of the standout keepers anywhere in Europe last season and is Brazil’s first-choice ahead of Manchester City’s Ederson.
Alisson represents a significant upgrade on Loris Karius, whose unconvincing pre-season performances suggest it will take him time to rediscover his form and confidence after his nightmare against Real Madrid in May’s Champions League final.
RIVALS FANS MOCK ALISSON FOR COMMENT ABOUT LIVERPOOL
Describing his move to Anfield as a “dream come true”, one particular comment made by Alisson about Liverpool is being laughed at by rival football fans on social media.
Here’s the quote which caught the attention of those supporters of rival clubs: ”It’s a dream come true to wear such a prestigious shirt for a club of this size that is used to always winning.”
Alisson: "It's a dream come true to wear such a prestigious shirt for a club of this size that is used to always winning."
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 19, 2018
Used to always winning? He's been misled hasn't he? They've won as much as Birmingham in the last 12 years https://t.co/67MLMCMHvz
— Nicholas Sutcliffe (@N8Sutcliffe) July 19, 2018
Alison: “I am delighted to join such a prestigious club who’s used to always winning”
They’ve won 2 trophies in 12 years. 😂 pic.twitter.com/rpB5hDDkvK
— Will Grigg's On Fire (@WillGriggFire) July 20, 2018
Alisson: "It's a dream come true to wear such a prestigious shirt for a club of this size that is used to always winning." pic.twitter.com/qeVjnylFbt
— Zabalaaron (@what_aaron_said) July 20, 2018
Liverpool's last trophy: 2012 League Cup. Before that, FA Cup in 2006. Two trophies in 12 years. But ok. https://t.co/exMLju6bjE
— Scott Patterson (@R_o_M) July 19, 2018
0 trophies won in the last 6 seasons
1 League Cup win in the last 12 seasons
Have never won the Premier League
— John (@John_Gooner_AFC) July 19, 2018