While fans were expecting to Alisson to be given Karius' number one jersey, they could be made to wait until the official start of the season as the future of Liverpool's goalkeeping ranks are sorted.
Shaka Hislop believes Real Madrid target Thibaut Courtois is still better than Liverpool FC number one Alisson Becker.
There is no doubt Karius was disappointed by the arrival of the Brazilian, but the wonderful gesture is sure to soften the blow for the now second-choice goalkeeper.
Liverpool are now training in south-eastern France ahead of their final pre-season friendlies and are expected to return to Melwood next week before the opening day of the Premier League.
Nathaniel Clyne is back in contention after returning to training following the birth of his child, with Naby Keita and Gini Wijnaldum recovering from minor injuries that forced them out of the last game.
Liverpool will have to make do without the services of Marko Grujic, Danny Ings, Adam Lallana and Joel Matip for their penultimate pre-season clash against Napoli on Saturday, the club confirmed.
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Liverpool play their final pre-season friendly against Torino on August 7, five days before hosting West Ham in their Premier League opener.
They haven't lost any stars either, but it's the old reliables of James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum who have put the Reds ahead in the early going at the Aviva. The Swiss with the well-developed upper-body looks an appropriate back-up for either of the wider positions - Salah, or Sadio Mane - in Klopp's trusted front three.
Liverpool look ready for the start of the season.
Summer signing Fabinho came off the bench to replace the former England global.
Whereas Firmino is fain to drop deep and leave space for Mane and Salah, Sturridge spends far longer facing the opposition goal.
"The club will announce Alisson's permanent number in due course, and that of fellow summer signing Fabinho, who has provisionally been wearing No.3 in pre-season".