Liverpool finish pre-season by beating Torino


Liverpool finished their pre-season on a high with a 3-1 win over Torino in the final friendly before their season opener against West Ham United on Sunday.

Liverpool FC will kick off their new Premier League campaign with a home clash against West Ham United at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

'Hendo needs a pre-season but not as much as the others as he has not had long off'.

Henderson had a hard start to life as a Liverpool player when he joined the club in 2011 from Sunderland, but for the past few seasons has transformed into a dependable option in the middle of the pitch.

The Reds were awarded a penalty in the 15th minute when Sadio Mane was fouled, although it did look rather harsh on the defender. They have also landed Monaco midfielder Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City, in addition to RB Leipzig and Guinea worldwide Naby Keita who was already secured in summer 2017.

Three minutes later, Wijnaldum rounded off a well-worked team move with a neat finish to double the hosts' lead.

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"Fabinho, Keita, Alisson are all good players and they give Liverpool strength in depth and competition for places, which does increase performance, but would any of those players get in City's team?"

Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson is backing Alisson to become a playmaker as well as a goalkeeper for Liverpool this season.

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.

Liverpool concluded their preparations for the new season with a victory over Italian side Torino at Anfield.

Appearing on Talksport, Murphy claimed that just two of Liverpool's players would make it into the Manchester City starting line-up. Brazil's number one, who impressed with his performances at the World Cup finals in Russian Federation, will take over the gloves from Loris Karius, who made two mistakes in the Reds' Champions League final defeat.