Jurgen Klopp urges Liverpool FC supporters to be patient with Alisson Becker
The Liverpool FC manager wants the Reds to be patient with new signing Alisson Becker
Jurgen Klopp has warned Liverpool FC supporters that world record signing Alisson Becker will need time to adjust to the Premier League.
The Reds completed a record deal for a goalkeeper on Thursday evening after Liverpool FC signing Alisson in a £67m switch from Serie A giants AS Roma.
The Brazil number one was the standout shot stopper in Serie A last season after Alisson replaced Wojciech Szczesny as AS Roma’s first-choice goalkeeper last term.
Alisson made more saves than any other goalkeeper in the Italian top flight to fuel speculation linking the 25-year-old with a move to the Premier League.
The new Liverpool FC signing kept three clean sheets at the World Cup to prompt rumours that Real Madrid could look to sign Alisson ahead of Chelsea FC star Thibaut Courtois.
However, Klopp believes Alisson will require some time to adapt to the Premier League following his world record move.
“The full package is just good,” Klopp told Liverpool FC’s website.
“How we all do, he needs to adapt to the English Premier League, that’s how it is. The league is different, the refs are different, the goalkeeper life is different in the Premier League.
“But that’s not important now because again, we got him here because of his existing strengths, which is in all goalkeeper departments the highest level.
“But of course he still has to adapt and age-wise he can improve, the best years are coming in the goalkeeper life, so it’s all good.”
Loris Karius made two mistakes in Liverpool FC’s 3-1 loss to La Liga giants Real Madrid in the Champions League final last term.
The Reds boss started with Karius ahead of Simon Mignolet in the second half of the Premier League season.
Liverpool FC finished in fourth spot in the Premier League last term.