Published: Wed, August 08, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Klopp reminds Liverpool fans of Henderson importance

Klopp reminds Liverpool fans of Henderson importance

Liverpool complete their pre-season preparations with a 3-1 win over Torino at Anfield, where Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge were among the scorers.

Karius carried his poor form into pre-season, with Liverpool fans calling out for a replacement after mistakes in friendlies against Tranmere and Borussia Dortmund.

"He was very comfortable on the ball five minutes in and it meant we could show for it and he was starting most of our play, so it was a very good performance from him, but overall the squad performed very well today". Referee Michael Oliver pointed to the spot after Sadio Mane was adjudged to have been tripped up by Gleison Bremer.

"He can still play as the eight or we could play some games with a double six, Fabinho could play the eight or whatever, that's all possible". Salah's driving run across the box teed the striker up for a shot which found the top corner via a deflection.

The Champions League finalists will kick off as second favourites behind Manchester City, and they're seen as the Citizens' main rivals for a reason, as they dished out one of only two City defeats of the Premier League season a year ago.

Liverpool would score on two occasions moments later.


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

Goalkeeper Alisson was a spectator for much of the evening but he received applause from The Kop every time he was called into action including a safe pair of hands to deny Simone Edera.

It was Phillips' long pass out of defence that instigated Liverpool's second goal of the night.

The Reds did not finish with a single player who started the game and eight of Torino's own changes took the sting out of the game.

Shaqiri and Sturridge were the two Liverpool replacements to stand out and they combined for their third goal on 87 minutes, with the former Stoke City winger dinking a subtle cross over the Italian defence which Sturridge glanced inside the post.

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