Published: Sat, August 04, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Liverpool boss Klopp stresses importance of Torino friendly

Liverpool boss Klopp stresses importance of Torino friendly

But they are a club on the up.

One player who was on stand-by for the tournament in Russian Federation, but was not required in the end, is Adam Lallana.

The arrivals, last summer and in January, of Mohamed Salah and Virgil Van Dijk propelled Liverpool to their Champions League final in Kiev against Real Madrid.

The club have arranged to play their last two pre-season games against Napoli and Torino next week for the first time in their history in Anfield.

Alisson will be tasked with improving the Liverpool FC defence following the inconsistent performances of Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet.

Liverpool have since splashed £67 million on Alisson from AS Roma, who will inevitably become their number one ahead of the likes of Karius, so perhaps a move to build his confidence would be the best for both parties.

"It's also showed me that the team are very well adapted to it and everyone seems to be physically fit, not to say technically - they're all great players after all".

Liverpool are now training in south-eastern France ahead of their final pre-season friendlies and are expected to return to Melwood next week before the opening day of the Premier League.

He is quick on the counter-attack, and has an eye for the spectacular goal.

The Brazilian rejoined the Reds squad in France this week, after his involvement in this summer's World Cup.

Apart from the aforementioned quintet, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is the other big name to not be in contention for Saturday's game as the England midfielder is a long-term casualty with a serious knee injury.

Liverpool need to challenge Manchester City properly for the 2018/19 Premier League title if they are to justify their spending this transfer window, according to ESPN pundit Shaka Hislop. Comolli worked for Liverpool between 2010and 2012.

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