Liverpool's Loris Karius thanks fans for warm reception in friendly

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Liverpool face West Ham on Sunday at Anfield and might be without Fabinho who felt ill and was sent home.

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson is backing new signing Alisson to showcase his skills not only as a goalkeeper but as a playmaker at Anfield.

"I can understand that people are like this - if they haven't been happy with goalkeepers in the last few years that they think John is the reason for it", Klopp added.

After the clash, which saw Liverpool run out 3-1 winners, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised fans for their treatment of Karius.

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri all made their Anfield debuts for Liverpool, with the latter impressing with an assist for Daniel Sturridge to score the third goal after Roberto Firmino and Georginio Wijnaldum had given the hosts a 2-0 lead. For Raggy (Klavan) and Joel (Matip), probably they are not fit and can not play for the weekend, but we don't need 12 centre-halves, we only need two at least and one to change would be extremely cool.

His defence looks strong with Virgil van Dijk, Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan to pick from at centre-back, while he has selection issues in the full-back roles with Andrew Robertson, Nathaniel Clyne and Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez all pushing for starts.

Klopp has not ruled out captain Jordan Henderson featuring on Sunday despite only returning to training at the weekend.

The Lyon midfielder would be the cherry on top of the cake of Liverpool's transfer window and has the potential to be one of the savviest bits of business the club has done all summer.

The 47-year-old, who spent most of his professional career playing in goal for Tranmere Rovers, has been with Liverpool since hanging up his boots in 2009.

Many pundits see the Reds as the team most likely to challenge champions Manchester City for the Premier League title, and Klopp said: "My own expectations are always high".

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