Liverpool End Pre-Season With 3-1 Win Over Torino

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The 25-year-old will be a vital cog in the Liverpool machine as they attempt to push on and become real contenders for the Premier League title, and Robertson has been nothing but praiseworthy of the Brazilian. "Klavan, shouldn't be too serious, but if Tuesday is too early, I don't know yet", mused the German manager, hinting at a tactical reshuffle.

Along with the aforementioned signings, Liverpool have Henderson, James Milner, Adam Lallana and Georginio Wijnaldum competing for the three midfield spots in Klopp's favoured 4-3-3 system.

Liverpool's run to the Champions League final and their impressive three wins over Manchester City in the last campaign have raised hopes on Merseyside that they could be the closest challengers to Pep Guardiola's side this season.

"There are no doubts about Hendo". One of the main things I was asked about after the game was: 'Can he really play as the No 6?' I said: 'Yes, he can and he will.' He had to learn and he had to improve and that's exactly what he did. I don't know. I'm happy about the game tonight and about what we did, the whole atmosphere.

"He was very comfortable on the ball five minutes in and it meant we could show for it and he was starting most of our play, so it was a very good performance from him, but overall the squad performed very well today".

It has been clear to see that the World Cup victor has been a target all summer long and was close to signing in June, only for the deal to fall through, apparently due to pre-historic medical conditions concerning a knee ligament operation back in 2015.

Signs have been incredibly positive for Klopp who has seen the Reds on the losing side just once in eight pre-season outings this summer, the most recent of which came on Saturday, when they beat Napoli 5-0 away from home.

The Reds captain returned to club duty on Sunday with two new midfielders in the ranks following the arrivals of Fabinho and Naby Keita this summer.

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.

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