Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Liverpool finish pre-season by beating Torino

Liverpool finish pre-season by beating Torino

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 global teammate, who he will be hopeful of dislodging from his role with the England team.

With Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan all carrying injuries, Virgil van Dijk cruised through the first half alongside Under-23 defender Nathaniel Philips.

The Red Devils' legend told Express UK on Thursday that United lack quality, adding that, "When you look at Manchester City, possibly Liverpool, I don't think they [United] have the quality of those two teams at the minute". Dejan [Lovren] is in, he had not a very long holiday.

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.

This was the German's first appearance at Anfield since he was responsible for two costly errors in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid at the end of last season.

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

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"I loved it, to be honest".

"I'm happy about the game tonight and about what we did, the whole atmosphere. It was a really big gesture".

Klopp has not ruled out captain Jordan Henderson featuring on Sunday despite only returning to training at the weekend. Is it possible being different in a really hard world?

"But I'm happy we can start at the weekend because pre-season is good but the season is better still".

It has become an annual pre-season discussion: could this finally be Liverpool's year?

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