Liverpool vs Torino, friendly

Ruben Hill
August 10, 2018

Elsewhere, Brazil worldwide goalkeeper Alisson Becker was signed from AS Roma and the versatile Xherdan Shaqiri recruited to add depth to Jürgen Klopp's attacking options.

Naby Keita is an exciting signing from RB Leipzig and Fabinho gives additional options in a midfield that now looks to be loaded with options and back-up if injuries and suspensions kick in.

"We have to see how he reacts".

Liverpool FC were thought to be on the lookout for some reinforcements between the posts after Loris Karius' Champions League final nightmare against Real Madrid back in May.

After enduring a rough couple of months (exacerbated by a fairly error-strewn pre-season), the German goalkeeper was greeted like a returning hero by the Anfield crowd as he came bounding onto the pitch...

"Hopefully he will go on to be a great goalkeeper and be remembered for that but Liverpool had to make a change because I think there would be no belief in Liverpool actually, never mind winning a league but challenging for the league with the two goalkeepers they had".

Though Liverpool face Torino in their final summer friendly at Anfield on Tuesday, the teenager is not expected to be ready for the start of the campaign after his extended break following England's run to the World Cup semi-finals.

The Liverpool captain only returned to training on Sunday, but Klopp did not rule him out of contention to feature against West Ham on the weekend. "But I'm happy we can start at the weekend because preseason is good but the season is better still".

Here, we take a look at one potential arrival and departure Liverpool should prioritise on deadline day. Is it possible being different in a really hard world? "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".

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