August 2, 2018 / 7:24 AM / 13 days ago

Alisson to make Liverpool debut in Napoli friendly - Klopp

(Reuters) - Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker will make his debut in Saturday’s friendly against Napoli, manager Juergen Klopp has said.

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg - AS Roma vs FC Barcelona - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - April 10, 2018 Roma's Alisson Becker reacts REUTERS/Alberto Lingria/File Photo

Liverpool signed the 25-year-old Brazil international from AS Roma, smashing the world record for a goalkeeper in a deal worth up to 72.5 million euros (£64.23 million).

FILE PHOTO - Soccer Football - International Champions Cup - Manchester United v Liverpool - Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, USA - July 28, 2018 Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Alisson started training with Liverpool earlier this week following a break after Brazil’s World Cup campaign.

“It’s pretty likely (he’ll make his debut). We should not waste time,” Klopp told Liverpool’s website.

“Then it’ll be nearly a week, or six days in training, since he (started) and yes, he will play.”

Liverpool play their final pre-season friendly against Italians Torino on Aug. 7, five days before hosting West Ham United in their Premier League opener.

Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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