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Jurgen Klopp suffered his third defeat in a final with Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp suffered his third defeat in a final with Liverpool

Roberto Firmino starred as Liverpool rounded off an impressive pre-season with a comfortable 3-1 win over Italians Torino at Anfield on Tuesday.

Liverpool fans have been anxious that with Fabinho and Naby Keita's acquisitions, skipper Jordan Henderson may be warming the bench in the coming season but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has allayed those fears even as he revealed that the Englishman may have to adjust his game a fair bit.

Liverpool's first clash of the Premier League season is against West Ham on Sunday and Henderson says he'd understand if he didn't feature.

Yet their biggest deal was the arrival of Alisson Becker, who will shore up the defence from between the sticks and ruin Loris Karius' Liverpool career to even greater extent. But the 21-year-old missed the match with a tight muscle and is a doubt for the weekend.

It didn't take too long for Liverpool to make amends however. It is the type of exercise that the leading Premier League clubs...

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Firmino's deflected opener from inside the box came from the eagerness and awareness of Mohamed Salah, who harried and picked up the loose ball before supplying a neat pass to his fellow forward.

The performance seldom hit the emphatic heights of Saturday's 5-0 thrashing of Napoli and suffered something of a false start when new signing Fabinho swiped a penalty wide after Gleison Bremer tripped Sadio Mane. Salah's driving run across the box teed the striker up for a shot which found the top corner via a deflection.

Liverpool's weakness in the goalkeeper position has been addressed with the purchase of Brazilian Alisson from AS Roma and with Virgil van Dijk having settled in following his move in January, Klopp's side look a much more complete package.

Sturridge extended the lead with a glancing header from Xherdan Shaqiri's cross late on. The important business comes next.

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