It always seemed likely Klopp would seek a new goalkeeper following the Champions League final gaffes made by Loris Karius, who, tests later revealed, had suffered a concussion in the game.
In Liverpool's final pre-season hit out against Italian club Torino, the club's first pre-season appearance at Anfield, Karius made his own personal return to Anfield, and was given the kind of reception the Liverpool crowd has become famous for over the years.
It should therefore give Clyne the opportunity to start the club's Premier League opener against West Ham United on Sunday and steal a march on his worldwide teammate, who he will be hopeful of dislodging from his role with the England team.
They finished fourth in last season's table though did reach the final of the Champions League.
Alongside of a clip of his entrance to the match, he tweeted: "Thank you Anfield for this reception!".
And while Sturridge and Shaqiri may not start Sunday's game, they have the predatory instinct and creative ability to make a significant impact from the bench if required.
Liverpool come into the season full of confidence, backed by the big spend of Jurgen Klopp throughout the window.
Asked about Ings, Klopp told Liverpool's official website: "It's all open, what can I say?"
And Shearer believes Klopp is under pressure to deliver silverware this season with Liverpool's last trophy being the 2012 League Cup.
"I was not surprised, to be honest, but as a human being I was hoping for it and I loved it", he added. "I really liked his pre-season, it was really strong and proved a lot and that was cool".
"He was in really good shape so we thought a few minutes tonight would be possible".
"It helps not only Loris, it helps Alisson as well, that you can see this is a very special place".