Liverpool vs. Torino - Football Match Report

Lynette Rowe
August 10, 2018

It should therefore give Clyne the opportunity to start the club's Premier League opener against West Ham United on Sunday and steal a march on his worldwide teammate, who he will be hopeful of dislodging from his role with the England team.

Klopp's biggest issue ahead of the weekend arguably comes at the heart of defence, with Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan struggling with injury and Dejan Lovren only returning to training on Monday.

"Liverpool will give the title a go, they're the second best now, I think they've bought very well, very well", Merson told Sky Sports. "It was nothing serious but for tonight it was not possible".

United finished above them last season. It won't be though a lack of good buys, though, because they are really good buys.

New goalkeeper Alisson started for Liverpool, before Loris Karius was given a rousing reception when he replaced the Brazilian in the second half, just over two months after suffering concussion and making two terrible errors in the Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid.

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It was a moment which pleased Klopp as much as the performance. Is it possible being different in a really hard world? Obviously he was not feeling really well so we sent him home again and I didn't see him so far and I didn't ask anybody, so we will see. "Hendo needs a pre-season but not as much as the others as he has not had long off".

"At the end I'm pretty sure we will have a fantastic football team on the pitch and hopefully I have to make a few decisions".

The midfielder (23) is set to have a medical and then complete a transfer before today's 5pm deadline.

Trent Alexander-Arnold was the main beneficiary of Clyne's absence and after being installed as Liverpool's first choice right-back was selected in Gareth Southgate's England squad for the World Cup.

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