Published: Wed, August 08, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

Liverpool complete impressive pre-season with Torino win

Liverpool complete impressive pre-season with Torino win

Alisson is expected to replace Loris Karius in goal for Liverpool's opening Premier League fixture against West Ham United and despite being drafted in to become the clubs new number one, Alisson will reportedly turn down the shirt out of respect to Karius.

Liverpool completed their preparations for the new Premier League campaign with a 3-1 win over Torino at Anfield this evening.

From there it looked like Torino could be in a night like the one that befell Napoli in the Aviva Stadium last weekend.

The Reds stormed to victory over the Italians thanks to goals from James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum, Salah, Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno.

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However, it was Fabinho who perhaps got off to the worst possible start. Salah's driving run across the box teed the striker up for a shot which found the top corner via a deflection.

Wijnaldum then doubled the hosts advantage three minutes later with a attractive move that saw the Dutch worldwide sneak in behind the visitors defence before pelting the ball into the back of the net.

After receiving the ball on the edge of the box, the Swiss worldwide leaves possession for Nathaniel Clyne before taking the ball back off the England defender and dinking the ball over the top of the Torino defence for Daniel Sturridge to head home unmarked from close range.

Klopp swapped seven of his starting lineup at half time and the intensity of Liverpool's second-half performance inevitably suffered.

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Sturridge headed in from close range after a delightful cross from summer signing Xherdan Shaqiri.

Ragnar Klavan and Joel Matip are both also struggling for fitness ahead of the season's curtain-raiser, meaning that Liverpool will be sweating over Gomez's fitness for the game.

Fekir posting his picture with Liverpool red background.

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