Liverpool's recruitment team have been criticised by fans for missing out on a 'bargain' transfer on deadline day.
The Reds had been linked with a move for Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland as possible back-up for the injured Alisson.
Adrian filled if for the Brazilian against Aston Villa, and drew wide-spread criticism for his shaky performance, as Liverpool conceded a staggering seven times.
But Butland, who had been valued at around £20million just 15 months ago, was sold to Crystal Palace for just £500,000.
The transfer was so cheap because Butland's contract at Stoke was set to expire next summer, meaning he'd have been able to leave the club on a free.
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Liverpool fans reacted to the bargain transfer on Friday afternoon, and many were disappointed the Reds didn't sign Butland instead.
"Can't believe Butland went to Palace and we have Adrian standing in for Alisson," tweeted one fan, while another added: "Should have been us."
A third wrote: "Jack Butland at 27 and for £500k transfer fee is a huge improvement on Adrian as number two keeper, can't help you if you can't see that."
Liverpool feared Alisson may be out for up to six weeks, but Klopp provided an encouraging update ahead of the Merseyside derby this weekend.
"Very positive with Ali," said Klopp. "He's made big steps, no time-frame, but he looks really good."
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