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Liverpool wrap up impressive pre-season with win against Torino

08 August 2018
Liverpool wrap up impressive pre-season with win against Torino

With Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan all carrying injuries, Virgil van Dijk played alongside Under-23 defender Nathaniel Philips for the first 45 minutes.

Jurgen Klopp says he has "no idea" what will happen regarding potential Liverpool incomings or outgoings in the final few days of the transfer window. "It was nothing serious but for tonight it was not possible".

You saw tonight we don't really struggle with centre-halves, they are all in and only have little things.

Henderson played a crucial role in England's run to the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but his club manager asserted that he didn't need to see the midfielder's displays in Russian Federation to be convinced of his qualities.

It took them until the hour mark to make their next chance as Sturridge shot straight at Sirigu from a cute Xherdan Shaqiri pass, and Danny Ings was soon denied by a desperate clearance after bringing down a cross from the Swiss signing and squeezing a shot away.

Roberto Firmino and Georgino Wijnaldum both scored within eight minutes of Fabinho missing a first-half penalty before Andrea Belotti quickly replied for the Italians.

LIVERPOOL are gearing up for the start of the Premier League season at Melwood.

It was a moment which pleased Klopp as much as the performance.

And Klopp added: "I was not surprised to be honest but as a human being I was hoping for it and I loved it". It was a really big gesture'.

The Liverpool captain only returned to training on Sunday, but Klopp did not rule him out of contention to feature against West Ham on the weekend.

"Hendo for sure was involved in the first goal with a press ball that he didn't win".

"All goalkeepers are different so it takes a bit of time, but this result will help the defence and help him know how we play as well", Robertson said.

"Today he looked at home, he looked comfortable and when he was called upon he made the saves he had to make, so long may that continue and that will give him more confidence than he has already got and hopefully that will stand us in good stead for the season ahead".