Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Liverpool vs. Torino - Football Match Report

Liverpool vs. Torino - Football Match Report

Liverpool fans have given troubled goalkeeper Loris Karius a rousing reception on his return to Anfield following his calamitous display in the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final.

There was also another promising display from 21-year-old Nathaniel Phillips, who played nearly the full 90 minutes at centre-back, and a nice moment midway through the second half when Loris Karius, whose errors contributed to Liverpool's defeat in last season's Champions League final, replaced Alisson to huge cheers from the home crowd.

Jurgen Klopp's side have only been beaten once in their nine friendlies this summer and kick off their Premier League campaign at home to West Ham United on Sunday.

It was the Egyptian's pressing on the edge of the box which saw him dispossess Tomas Rincon in the build-up to Liverpool's 16th-minute penalty.

"The great thing about Chelsea under Roman Abramovich is whenever you think they have got problems, they are the one club in the top six who can fight back straight away and win a league".

The Brazilian's miss did not haunt his Anfield bow for long as compatriot Firmino put the Reds ahead soon after.


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

The visitors rarely threatened but pulled a goal back through Andrea Belotti's powerful close-range header.

Klopp swapped seven of his starting lineup at half time and the intensity of Liverpool's second-half performance inevitably suffered.

Xherdan Shaqiri brought down a raking ball and exchanged possession with Nathaniel Clyne before floating in a cross for Daniel Sturridge to nod in.

The Reds ended their pre-season last-night as Klopp's new look Liverpool beat Italian side Torino 3-1, with all four of the German's new signings featuring at Anfield in the victory.

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