Liverpool beat Torino in final pre-season friendly


The Reds invested heavily in their squad with time to spare, bringing in Alisson, Xherdan Shaqiri, Fabinho and Naby Keita as quality additions all over the pitch.

Liverpool FC earned plenty of praise for their performances last season after they ended up in fourth place in the Premier League table and reached the Champions League final.

His bad record in cup finals - seven games, one victory - is well known but he does have experience of winning league titles, doing so twice with Borussia Dortmund.

Liverpool boss Klopp has not completely ruled out transfer activity tomorrow either.

While he has had very little to do so far since signing from AS Roma last month, Alisson has impressed in his first two pre-season fixtures with his official Liverpool debut just days away.

The biggest issue Liverpool needed resolving this summer was sorted at a then world-record cost - one that could rise to £65million.

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"Klopp will know that too, but he would rather have spent that money - and have to handle the pressure that comes with it - than not".

Some last-ditch defending prevented Liverpool from regaining their two-goal cushion on the stroke of half time, with Sirigu thwarting Wijnaldum after the midfielder had made another run beyond the Liverpool attack, and Alex Berenguer cleared Alexander-Arnold's follow-up off the line.

Karius had to wait all summer for a chance to get back to playing after that match and made more headlines during pre-season with errors as he struggled for confidence.

"They are going to be stronger everywhere but, if they had not signed Alisson, I would not be backing them to finish second".

"It's like Rangers and Celtic".

Jurgen Klopp discusses Liverpool's pre-season as they prepare for their first Premier League game against West Ham on Sunday.