Liverpool vs. Torino - Football Match Report

Ruben Hill
August 8, 2018

Keita became the club's record buy when the Reds agreed to a €60 million transfer past year, but to the deal's unique structrue, the Guinean only arrived in the summer of 2018 to bolster their midfield. "Klavan, shouldn't be too serious, but if Tuesday is too early I don't know yet", Klopp told the Liverpool Echo.

Leicester City might have won the league title with a thin squad, but they more or less had their entire first team fit for the whole season and didn't have the headache of European football to worry about.

The Reds stormed to victory over the Italians thanks to goals from James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum, Salah, Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno.

"When he signed for the club, he wanted to start training with us straight away, even though he had not had a holiday after the World Cup".

"There are no doubts about Hendo".

"He had to learn kind of a new position for him".

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 previous year. "I am very happy with the squad we have and feel very comfortable".

The former Stoke winger has looked very impressive in the pre-season and scored a bicycle kick on debut against Manchester United with Klopp admitting that he has adapted to life at Liverpool better than he expected."That's not normal after four days in the club - adapting that well to the style of play", Klopp said last month after his club debut.

"I am not sure but it is Hendo".

"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".

Klopp is well aware that Liverpool need to eliminate some of the sloppy performances, which left them trailing City in the league last season, and while he is not promising silverware, he expects to see progress.

"If things were fixed with just one line-up and all the others were only needed when the rest are ill that would be the wrong way and we'd have no chance".

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