Liverpool beat Torino in final pre-season friendly

Liverpool beat Torino in final pre-season friendly

Liverpool beat Torino in final pre-season friendly

Liverpool played their final pre-season game of the summer against Torino on Tuesday night in what was Anfield's first chance to see their new signings up close.

Gomez, with Dejan Lovren having enjoyed an extended break after his exploits with Croatia at the World Cup, had been likely to play for Liverpool against Torino but will now be forced to concentrate on regaining his fitness ahead of the Premier League clash with West Ham on Sunday afternoon. Torino provided tougher opposition than Napoli and Manchester United in Liverpool's two previous outings but the range of options available to Klopp was again in evidence as Roberto Firmino, Georginio Wijnaldum and Daniel Sturridge all found a way past Salvatore Sirigu in the Italians' goal.

Croatia worldwide Dejan Lovren will rejoin the squad on Monday after an extended break following the World Cup but is a doubt for the next two games. But the 21-year-old missed the match with a tight muscle and is a doubt for the weekend.

Liverpool finished fourth last season and reached the final of the Champions League, where they were beaten by Real Madrid.

The signs were there at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, when the Brazilian began the move that led to the opening goal with this inch-perfect pass to Mo Salah.

The same three players were involved in the opener.

Firmino opened the scoring after just 20 minutes when his deflected shot took a looping deflection off wing-back Lorenzo Di Silvestri before finding its way into the back of the net.

Fabinho, who had scored 16 in a row from the spot for AS Monaco, sent the penalty several yards wide.

After receiving the ball on the edge of the box, the Swiss global leaves possession for Nathaniel Clyne before taking the ball back off the England defender and dinking the ball over the top of the Torino defence for Daniel Sturridge to head home unmarked from close range. The important business comes next.

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