Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Liverpool 3 Torino 1: Firmino, Wijnaldum and Sturridge on target for Reds

Liverpool 3 Torino 1: Firmino, Wijnaldum and Sturridge on target for Reds

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.

But the No.14 is not taking anything for granted regarding the Premier League opener against West Ham United this Sunday.

Liverpool have added Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson to their ranks this summer as Klopp sought to improve the overall depth of his squad.

"Obviously in the offensive department we are able to do some nice things but that's only one part of the game".

"Today he looked at home, he looked comfortable and when he was called upon he made the saves he had to make, so long may that continue and that will give him more confidence than he has already got and hopefully that will stand us in good stead for the season ahead".

"But I have no idea what will happen in the next two days".

Klopp has not ruled out captain Jordan Henderson featuring on Sunday despite only returning to training at the weekend.

Carragher is among those feeling confident, with additions suggesting that Liverpool will be in the mix for the Premier League crown as positive foundations from 2017-18 are built upon.

Mourinho has spent his entire career buying success by signing the best players for the most money, so he is in no position to have a pop at a manager who broke even on his spending in the last two summer transfer windows and has not spent too much overall when you throw the £142m windfall from the sale of Philippe Coutinho into the mix.

I don't like the way the game has gone in terms of the mega-spending on average players, but Neymar's move to Paris Saint-Germain last summer inflated the market to ridiculous levels and it means that fourth choice left-backs are now worth £20m.

But while City begin the campaign as firm favourites after their record-breaking title campaign last season, they will be well aware of the threat posed by Juergen Klopp's improving Liverpool and the rest of the big six.

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