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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has reasoned that the commitment of first team stars to long-term contracts with the club along with the summer reinforcements show how appealing the Reds are.

Alisson became the world's most expensive goalkeeper when he left Roma for Liverpool in a 70m deal last month, and Klopp confirmed the Brazilian would be given his first run-out in Dublin, facing his former Serie A rivals.

The German believes Liverpool's four new signings in the current transfer window are sufficient and said the club will not need to replace attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho, who moved to Barcelona in January.

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

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"It has been a great day which I had been looking forward to", he said after his first training session.

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"I really hope that the people use that to come and we have a first really nice coming together and start a very important season for us, and create from the first day again a very special atmosphere".

"Although these two weeks don't seem like a long time, it's enough for us to be ready for our first game against West Ham", he added.

"I'm very happy to have them alongside me and to be a part of this project that Liverpool have and the great work they have been doing over recent years".

"I think the biggest thing we did in the second half of last season was that we didn't need to speak too much about Phil".

"But in critical situations, I felt tracking back and what we needed for the team in a relegation battle just wasn't there". However, the opposite occurred, as Liverpool didn't miss a beat without Coutinho, and the team finished runners-up in UEFA Champions League.

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