Liverpool beat Torino in final pre-season friendly


Jurgen Klopp has also brought in Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri to complement the January addition of Virgil van Dijk, with optimism building at Anfield on the back of serious spending spree.

Liverpool had to make the record-breaking signing of Alisson, says Jamie Carragher, as sticking with Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet would have led to "no belief" in a title challenge.

The Liverpool manager was speaking after he watched his side conclude their preseason schedule with a convincing 3-1 victory over Torino at Anfield on Tuesday evening.

Like City, Liverpool's strength is in the final third and the trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, will strike fear into Premier League defences again.

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Jordan Henderson came on as a second-half substitute against Torino to make his first appearance of the summer, having been granted extra time off following the World Cup.

"He said: "[I'm] not sure, don't know - we have to see how he reacts.

Even though the Liverpool side that will begin their latest attempt to win a first English top flight title since 1990 against West Ham at Anfield can not be compared to the iconic teams in the club's past right now, I have rarely felt more confident in what lies ahead as a new season beckons for a Reds squad oozing with talent and depth.

Chelsea are due to wrap up a World Record transfer for a goalkeeper in the next 24 hours with Athletic Bilbao's Kepa Arrizabalaga set to join the Blues in a £71 million deal, while the Blues are also expected to complete a loan move for Real Madrid's Croatia global midfielder Mateo Kovacic before the transfer window close in England at 5 pm tomorrow.

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