Saturday, 20 October, 2018

Jurgen Klopp not ruling out Deadline Day business for Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the international friendly game between Liverpool and Napoli at Aviva Stadium Watch: Dejan Lovren partakes in 1st Liverpool session after World Cup heroics
Jeannette Daniel | 08 August, 2018, 17:30

Liverpool concluded an impressive pre-season by cruising to a 3-1 win over Torino on Tuesday.

From there it looked like Torino could be in a night like the one that befell Napoli in the Aviva Stadium last weekend.

But the No.14 is not taking anything for granted regarding the Premier League opener against West Ham United this Sunday.

It mattered little as Roberto Firmino opened the scoring with a deflected effort in the 21st minute after Mohamed Salah slalomed across the field.

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.

Liverpool were in complete control from the start and were awarded a penalty in the 16th minute. They should line up with the same back four as they fielded in Kiev, with youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold set to get the nod over compatriot Nathaniel Clyne, bolstered by his World Cup experience. Salah's driving run across the box teed the striker up for a shot which found the top corner via a deflection.


Liverpool FC signed Brazil global Fabinho in a £39m deal from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco at the start of the transfer window.

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

Liverpool have made significant strides in the market this summer as Klopp has moved to not only address their lack of strength in depth, but to also help beef things up at the back.

It didn't take too long for Liverpool to make amends however.

But while City begin the campaign as firm favourites after their record-breaking title campaign last season, they will be well aware of the threat posed by Juergen Klopp's improving Liverpool and the rest of the big six.

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