Alisson has become the most expensive goalkeeper in history after Liverpool paid Roma £65million to land Brazil's No 1. This is a huge statement of intent from Liverpool and takes their spending for this window to £174.45million on the back of deals for Guinea midfielder Naby Keita, Brazil international Fabinho and Switzerland forward Xherdan Shaqiri. Alisson arrived on Merseyside on Wednesday and underwent a medical at Liverpool's Melwood training base.
Captain Sturridge grabs third pre-season goal after fine finish from outcast Markovic as Liverpool ease past Blackburn in friendly
BLACKBURN 0-2 LIVERPOOL - DOMINIC KING AT EWOOD PARK: Pre-season, in Jurgen Klopp’s world, is all about players taking chance and giving him decisions to make. This, Liverpool’s manager believes, is the point for his squad to make their point. With that in mind, Liverpool’s manager will have left Ewood Park digesting a positive problem. Daniel Sturridge’s future, as always, is the subject of great scrutiny, but he showed, perhaps, that he might yet have another 12 months left at Anfield.
'It's really cool to have you here': Klopp gatecrashes Alisson's first interview to greet £65m Liverpool new boy with a hug
NEW Jurgen Klopp shared a warm embrace with Liverpool's new goalkeeper Alisson as his record £65m move from Roma was rubber-stamped on Thursday. The Brazil No 1 was conducting his first interview with the club when the German burst into the room to interrupt proceedings. Alisson's eyes immediately lit up as he met his new boss for the first time, and the interview was postponed as the pair had a quick catch-up.
Be careful, Mo! Salah makes the most of his final day on holiday as he enjoys jet ski ride before returning to training
Mohamed Salah has been pictured making the most of his time away from football by jet skiing as it was announced that the Egyptian star will return to pre-season training with Liverpool on Friday morning. Salah, Sadio Mane and Marko Grujic will begin getting in shape for the new season at the club's Melwood training base on Friday morning. The trio, who were all knocked out of the World Cup in the group stage, were given extended time off following their participation in Russia.
New Chelsea boss Sarri leads Morata, Alonso and Co off plane as squad touch down in Australia for pre-season opener
Chelsea have arrived in Australia ahead of their first pre-season friendly against Perth Glory on July 23. New manager Maurizio Sarri was pictured disembarking with a number of his first team squad in tow. The Blues landed on Thursday night (local time) after their long and energy-sapping journey but were afforded a warm reception. A number of Chelsea fans had waited for the players to arrive and held out their hands to high-five each member of the travelling party as they made their way through the airport.
Tottenham reveal their new home and away kits for the 2018-19 season as they prepare for first campaign in their new stadium
Tottenham have unveiled the home and away kits for the 2018-19 season — their first season in their new stadium. Spurs have been using social media to update fans on the progress of the ground, and now another piece of the puzzle for this coming campaign, with supporters now knowing what the players will take to the field in. The launch of the two strips was marked by a 104-second video, that focused on the building project currently being finished at their old White Hart Lane site, with Nike adding the tagline 'Built to Rise' in a nod to the arena.
McIlroy's top bombing! Rory will keep unleashing his driver despite finding just four of 15 fairways on day one at Carnoustie
RIATH AL-SAMARRAI AT CARNOUSTIE: He said he will take his driver on another bomb run on Friday but maybe it would be a sensible idea if Rory McIlroy took it to a cobwebbed corner of the garage instead. He won’t, of course. He’s not that sort — too adventurous, too thrillingly bold, too committed to his plan. And which golf fan doesn’t love him for it? But after the challenges he made for himself on Thursday, you would understand if there was at least some temptation for an easier life. Pulls, hooks — call them what you want, the Northern Irishman went through the whole repertoire of misplaced tee shots in his first round. Repeatedly he found himself wading through the rough stuff down the left of the fairways, waist deep at times, far beyond the ropes at others.
Southgate still doing England proud (even without a waistcoat) as Matthew enjoys fine opening round of 69 at The Open
LAURIE WHITWELL AT CARNOUSTIE: The World Cup is done, but one Southgate is still in contention for a trophy this summer. It is Matthew rather than Gareth eyeing the prize, and while the England manager's bid for glory foundered in the uncharted territory of a World Cup semi-final, the golfer of the same name is on more familiar ground as he seeks to win the Open.
More nerve-racking than a penalty shootout! Pickford challenged to show off his golf skills live on TV as he enjoys The Open
After an emotionally draining World Cup, most England players are out for a bit of relaxation ahead of the new Premier League season. That wasn't quite the case for Jordan Pickford on Thursday however as he took on the stress of showing off his golfing technique live to the entire nation. Taking in the first day of The Open at Carnoustie, the Everton goalkeeper was enjoying the action in the Scottish sun before he was accosted by Sky Sports producers.
WOLVES 1-1 AJAX: Daley Blind donned the familiar colours of Ajax once again as he made his second debut during a 1-1 friendly draw with Wolves. The versatile Dutchman returned to the club with whom he rose through the academy ranks and claimed four Eredivisie titles in an £18million deal earlier this week having become surplus to requirements at Manchester United.
Rakitic goes horse riding with wife Raquel Mauri as Croatia star enjoys summer break after World Cup heroics
Ivan Rakitic was a key part of Croatia's brilliant World Cup campaign and the midfielder is now enjoying a well-earned break with his family. Having been on quite the ride with his country in Russia, making it all the way to the final of the World Cup, the 30-year-old went on a different kind of ride with his wife on Thursday.
'This one match changes everything': Watch inspirational team-talk Pogba gave France players before winning the World Cup final
Video footage has emerged of the inspirational team talk Paul Pogba gave to his France team-mates ahead of the World Cup final. With the expectations of a nation resting on their shoulders, they may have not needed any extra motivation for the final with Croatia - but that didn't stop Pogba stepping up and trying to provide it. The 25-year-old told his fellow Les Blues stars they were '90 minutes away from entering the history books' and becoming just the second France side to lift the prestigious prize.
Is this United's new PINK away kit? Shirt 'leaked' with Adidas nod to local newspaper's Football Pink pages
Manchester United's new home kit may be making headlines for its excessive cost, but their away strip looks set to cause an even bigger stir, albeit for very different reasons. Several pictures have emerged of a previously unseen Manchester United kit on sale in a Taiwanese adidas shop. T
Jesse Lingard has been dancing at the shops and showing off his luxury pool while on his post-World Cup holiday. Posting to Instagram, the Manchester United winger has been wearing his usual high-street labels whilst out shopping with friend Jamal Branker. Jose Mourinho has allowed World Cup players in his squad to have some extra time off.
Tottenham star Dele Alli is making the most of his short summer break by whisking himself and four of his friends away to Los Angeles in fine style. The midfielder is expected to spend several day in a Los Angeles penthouse before heading to the Spanish island of Ibiza to enjoy the nightlife with four of his closest companions.
Great haul of China: Ronaldo worshipped by the masses as superstar touches down for day one of lucrative Nike 'CR7 tour'
Cristiano Ronaldo has been soaking up the delights China has to offer on day one of his annual 'CR7 Tour' along with sponsors Nike. The Juventus new-boy jetted straight off to the Far East, while the ink was still drying on his incredible £100m transfer from Real Madrid. Ronaldo has touched down in Beijing where he was afforded a hero's welcome, as fans turned out in their thousands to get a glimpse of their idol.
Spain unveil new boss Enrique as he promises 'evolution, not revolution' and 'plenty of surprises' in first squad
New Spain manager Luis Enrique promised his tenure will be about 'evolution, not revolution' and the former Barcelona boss also promised plenty of surprises in his first squad. Famous for their possession-based passing game, Spain struggled at this summer's World Cup having been considered among the favourites. Their preparations were left in disarray when coach Julen Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the competition when it emerged he had agreed to join Real Madrid and Fernando Hierro took charge temporarily.
Lewis Hamilton and his Formula One rivals descended on Hockenheim Circuit ahead of the next few days of action. The championship has reached it's stop in Germany and the drivers looked relaxed as they familiarised themselves with the surroundings. Hamilton donned the shades and wore a bright blue sweatshirt with his Mercedes cap. Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen of Red Bull were also snapped upon arrival and were able to explore the circuit before the crowds fill the venue this weekend. Championship leader Sebastian Vettel strolled in and will be eager to boost his lead at the top of the standings in front of home support.
'I have to get past people like Povetkin to fulfil my legacy': Joshua claims he has 10 years to make mark on boxing
Anthony Joshua believes he has 10 years to cement his boxing legacy, and victory over Alexander Povetkin is part of his journey to greatness. For all the talk of a future unification bout against Deontay Wilder and the threat posed by his Russian opponent, AJ said he is only concerned by how far he can go. The heavyweight champion told Sky Sports: 'It is not just about Povetkin and Wilder, it's me and my legacy and what I can reach. I feel like I am back in a tournament like it was in the amateurs or the Olympics. I have to get past people like Povetkin to fulfil my legacy.'
It promises to be another big spending summer among the Premier League clubs, especially those wishing to haul in champions Manchester City over the course of the campaign. But of course there are bargains to be had too and also the opportunity to grab a star from the World Cup in Russia. Keep track of all the major transfers involving senior players in the Premier League (those making at least one club appearance), as Sportsmail brings you all the summer deals right the way through to transfer deadline day.
Will this be the year Liverpool FINALLY push for the title? Alisson signing completes spine of Van Dijk, Keita and Salah that could take Klopp to the top
Bright things could be on the horizon for Liverpool, who finally appear to have solved their goalkeeping dilemma with a world record £67million bid for Roma's Brazilian stopper Alisson. The Merseysiders have wasted no time in addressing their major issue within the squad, having been left reeling since Loris Karius' double blunder costed them Champions League glory in Kiev. Jurgen Klopp is entering his third full season as manager of Liverpool and has now assembled a squad entirely of his own desires. So, Sportsmail poses the question, are Liverpool now ready to challenge for and win the Premier League?