Jurgen Klopp dismisses defensive worries and praises fans after Liverpool beat Torino

Jurgen Klopp dismisses defensive worries and praises fans after Liverpool beat Torino

Jurgen Klopp dismisses defensive worries and praises fans after Liverpool beat Torino

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

As well as the close-season signings, the arrival in January of Virgil van Dijk brought much-needed solidity and stability to the centre of defence and with Joe Gomez and Nathianel Clyne back to fitness, there are increased options at fullback.

"Dejan (Lovren) is in but he's not had a long holiday (after the World Cup final)".

In the second half at Anfield midfielders Fabinho - who missed an early penalty - and Marko Grujic both filled in as Van Dijk only played 45 minutes but Klopp is not anxious ahead of Sunday's visit of West Ham.

Klopp is well aware that Liverpool need to eliminate some of the sloppy performances, which left them trailing City in the league last season, and while he is not promising silverware, he expects to see progress.

On Ings' future specifically, he added: "It's all open, what can I say?"

"We showed tonight a really nice face and that helps, not only Loris but the others as well that they see this is a very special place".

In the biggest moment of his young career, two incredible errors from Karius proved to be the difference between the Reds and Real Madrid, with the goalkeeper tearfully apologising to traveling Liverpool fans after the final whistle.

"Even though I did a lot of training when I was away, and I feel good, it's totally down to the manager and what he feels is right for the team".

"I am not sure but it is Hendo. But it is Hendo, so to be honest in the first session it looked like he trained for the whole three weeks", Klopp told the club website. Is it possible being different in a really hard world? And I feel as though we have got a fantastic squad.

"Nat Phillips played an outstanding pre-season and now he played the game tonight, 70-80 minutes at Anfield for the first team".

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