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Liverpool - Torino
Friendly match - 8 August 2018

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That was pretty impressive from Liverpool. Klopp picked a strong side with the start of the new Premier League season just days away and they had far too much for Torino. Wijnaldum was impressive, as was Jones off the bench. Liverpool look in very good shape. They're ready.

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FULL TIME: Liverpool 3-1 Torino

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You know it's a pre-season game when the referee only adds on two minutes of stoppage time when there has been about 20 changes over the course of the 90 minutes.

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Just two minutes of stoppage time to be played at the end of the match.

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Shaqiri is full of energy late on in this game. The Swiss midfielder will give Liverpool another dimension in the final third of the pitch. He could even be used through the middle.

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Camacho comes on to replace Jones. That was an impressive cameo from the youngster. Will he get a chance to show what he can do for the first team this season?

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What a wonderful ball that was from Shaqiri. He could prove to be one of the signings of the summer. Some Liverpool fans weren't so keen, but he is a bargain at just £14 million.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Liverpool 3 (85 mins - Daniel Sturridge) Torino 1. Sturridge's pre-season hot streak continues with another goal! This time the Liverpool striker glances in a header from a Shaqiri cross into the box. Sturridge has surely earned himself another chance at Liverpool this summer.

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STURRIDGE SHOULD SCORE! The Liverpool striker tried to be clever with his finish from eight yards out, but he puts his side-footed shot wide of the near post. He tried to place it.

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Of course, after this game it's West Ham at home in their Premier League opener for Liverpool. Klopp will know his team for that game. This is now about getting up to speed.

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The tempo and intensity has dropped out of this game in the last 10 minutes or so. This is what tends to happen in pre-season friendlies at this stage of the contest. So many subs.

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It's interesting that Karius is still at Liverpool. Many expected that the German would be sold this summer after his blunders, but it now seems that he will be kept as the number two.

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That's not Sturridge's best. The striker has been in excellent form this pre-season, but this time he scoops his effort well over the target when he should have at least tested Sirigu.

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Klopp has now changed every player he started the game with, with the exception of Phillips. Will the youngster get a full 90 minutes to get used to the experience of playing at this level?

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BIG RECEPTION! Karius comes on and gets an ovation from the Liverpool fans inside Anfield. The German has been replaced as the number one, but the supporters remain behind him.

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The reception from the home fans will be interesting here. Karius is coming on for the final 15 minutes of the match. Will he be given a good reception? We'll keep an ear out...

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Liverpool have so many options in the centre of midfield. The fact that Oxlade-Chamberlain is out for the season actually, in a way, is a good thing for Klopp! He still has a selection headache.

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This will be Henderson's first appearance of pre-season for Liverpool. Will he feature in the weekend opener against West Ham? Or will it be too early for him to play that game?

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Indeed, there's the change and Henderson comes on for Fabinho. And that means Grujic is playing centre back.

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It looks like Liverpool are about to make another change and it's Henderson who has been summoned to the touchline. That has roused the home crowd inside Anfield.

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BELOTTI SHOT! The Torino goalkeeper creates the chance for himself, dragging the ball on to his right foot from inside the box, but Alisson makes the save at his near post.

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Apologies for the break in bringing you updates from this game. Some technical problems on our end of things, but hopefully they have been resolved now. Yes, we turned it off and on again.

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OFF THE LINE! That was inches away from being a third goal for Liverpool. Ings squeezed the shot towards goal, beating the goalkeeper, but a defender was back to clear off the line.

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Belotti isn't happy. He believes that he should have been awarded a penalty kick for a barge by Philips, but the referee waves away his claims. It was the correct decision.

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Of course, it goes without saying that Firmino will be Liverpool's first choice centre forward this season, but Sturridge, if fully fit, can give them something different as an option.

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Sturridge has had an excellent pre-season for Liverpool. His Anfield career looked to be over at the end of last season, but he might have given himself one last opportunity.

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It will be interesting to see what happens with Ings in the final two days of the transfer window. He has been linked with a move away from Liverpool, with Newcastle interested.

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CHANCE FOR INGS! The Liverpool striker, who came on at the break, probably should have done better with that. Ings timed his run well to get on the end of the pass, but scuffs wide.

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Liverpool were very impressive in the final third in the opening 45 minutes of the first half, but Torino managed to get in behind them to grab one back. Klopp will want a better defence in this second period.

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TAKES AIM! Jones shifts the ball on to his right foot from the best of 25 yards and takes aim. However, he drags the shot wide of the target. Showed his confidence in taking that on.

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Liverpool's second half Xi is... Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Fabinho, Robertson, Grujic, Jones, Lallana, Shaqiri, Ings, Sturridge. They seem to be played in a 4-4-2 formation.

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So it's fair to say that there has been a lot of changes at the start of the second half. I'll try to catch you up, but Sturridge, Ings and Robertson are on for Liverpool. There are more.

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The second half is under way at Anfield! Liverpool are 2-1 up over Torino.

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HALF TIME: Liverpool 2-1 Torino. Klopp will be relatively pleased with what he has seen from his side in the opening 45 minutes, particularly in the final third of the pitch. Very dangerous.

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Torino have had to throw themselves at a number of shots from Liverpool so far this evening. The Italian side have had to defend rather a lot. Liverpool are back on top after the Torino goal.

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Wijnaldum has been excellent for Liverpool in this first half. The Dutchman faces a fight to keep hold of his position this season, but on this showing he will have plenty to offer.

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DOUBLE SAVE! Two good chances for Liverpool to add a third. First, it's Wijnaldum who draws the save from Sirigu and then the goalkeeper also makes the stop from Alexander-Arnold.

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TORINO PROTESTS! The Italian side believe that Phillips should have been shown a red card for dragging down Belotti. It was a long way out, but they think he was the last man.

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Just in case you missed the first goal...

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Liverpool are still missing Lovren, who is still recovering after making the World Cup final with Croatia. For now, Phillips is playing alongside Van Dijk at the heart of the Reds defence.

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It's easy to see the danger that Belotti poses. The Italian striker is always on the move, looking for a ball in behind. Against this Liverpool defence, he might have some joy.

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There is a very vocal group of Torino fans at Anfield for this game this evening. It might only be a pre-season game, but Torino aren't a club that gets many trips away from Italy.

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He's not celebrating after that Torino goal...

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Liverpool have lost their way a little bit since conceding that goal. Torino are seeing more of the ball and are playing with more confidence now. There has been a change in the tide.

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Alisson was beaten for the first time as Liverpool goalkeeper, but there was nothing he could have done about that goal from Belotti. It was so close to goal, he couldn't really miss.

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Well, Liverpool haven't changed much over the summer then. They have been excellent on the attack, they have caused problems, but they have also been found out at the back.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Liverpool 2 Torino 1 (31 mins - Andre Belotti). Torino have got a goal back! De Silvestri did really well to take down a long pass, Moreno allowed him too much space to get a ball into the box and Belotti powers home a header from close range.

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Liverpool just need to watch out at the back. They are playing with quite a high defensive line in this first half and that could spell problems for them, especially through Belotti.

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Of course, one player who won't feature for Liverpool this season is Oxlade-Chamberlain. That will be a big loss to them as he was excellent for them last term.

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Liverpool are attacking with so much pace and intent whenever they get the ball in the final third. They have so many options when they get to the edge of the Torino penalty box.

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This is a slight concern for Liverpool. Keita seems to be walking with a bit of a limp at the moment. The midfielder has been impressive early on here, but might a change be needed?

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How can you possibly stop that? There were so many Liverpool runners in the final third as Salah picked the pass. He had options on the left and the right. He could have shot himself!

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Liverpool 2 (23 mins - Giorgino Wijnaldum) Torino 0. It's a quickfire double for Liverpool! Wijnaldum gets his name on the scoresheet, slotting home the finish at the near post after a wonderful through ball from Salah. That was Liverpool at their best on the rapid attack!

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There was certainly an element of good fortune in the goal from Firmino, but his feet were very quick to get the ball on to his right foot for the shot. Good signs for the Brazilian.

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ALEXANDER-ARNOLD SHOT! The crowd inside Anfield urge the young full back to take the shot from the best part of 20 yards, he does, but Sirigu gets down to make the low save.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Liverpool 1 (20 mins - Roberto Firmino) Torino 0. It didn't take Liverpool long to make amends for the penalty miss. Salah feeds the ball into Firmino, who shifts the ball on to his right foot. The shot picks up a deflection and ends up in the back of the net.

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A pre-match shot...

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That was a surprise. Fabinho was so reliable from the penalty spot for Monaco, but he has missed his first spot kick for his new club Liverpool. Getting it out of the way before the season...

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PENALTY KICK... MISSED! Fabinho spurns the chance from the spot to give Liverpool the lead. The Brazilian steps up to the mark, but drags his shot wide of the goalkeeper's right hand post.

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PENALTY KICK TO LIVERPOOL! Mane is brought down inside the area and it's a spot kick to the home side.

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BELOTTI WAS OFFSIDE! Falque attempted to play through the Torino striker. Alisson makes the save from Belotti, but the flag was up for offside from the linesman on the near side.

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This is a good test for Liverpool. Torino have packed their defence in an attempt to soak up this pressure from the home side. They won't be the last side to play this way at Anfield this season.

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Salah was astonishing last season. However, many predict that he will struggle to reach the same sort of levels this season. Liverpool might have to find goals in other areas of the pitch.

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NICE PLAY! Very good passing play from Liverpool on the edge of the Torino penalty area. Salah had the chance to slot through Mane, but the pass from the Egyptian was too strong.

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This has been a good start to the game for Liverpool. They are in control of the match, with Torino camped inside their own half. Klopp's side are playing with a very high tempo.

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There's also a first Anfield start for Keita. Of course, the midfielder was signed from RB Leipzig last year, but he had to wait until this summer to finally move over to Liverpool.

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You get the feeling that Salah would have finished that off were he in the middle of the season and in top form. That was a fantastic opportunity for the winger to find the net.

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WHAT A CROSS! Alexander-Arnold whips a cross in behind the defensive line, but it was just a little too strong for Salah to get on the end of. Nice idea from the young full back.

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Liverpool have had a decent pre-season all things considered. They have beaten both Manchester City and Manchester United in the International Champions Cup in the States.

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There's also a start for Phillips. The youngster is playing alongside Van Dijk in the centre of defence for Liverpool. That's the one position where a youngster could break into the reckoning.

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Alisson has been handed his first start for Liverpool this evening. Goalkeeper was a big problem area for Klopp and the addition of the Brazilian from Roma has certainly addressed that.

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This is Liverpool's final pre-season game before the real stuff starts at the weekend. This is the last chance Klopp will get to fine tune things. A lot is expected of Liverpool this season.

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The match is under way at Anfield! It's Liverpool against Torino at Anfield.

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This is Liverpool's final pre-season game of the summer. Alisson has been handed his first start for his new club. There is a real anticipation around Anfield about the new season.

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TEAM NEWS: Liverpool - Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Phillips, Moreno, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Keita, Mane, Salah, Firmino. /// Torino - Sirigu - Bremer, Nkoulou, Izzo, De Silvestri, Baselli, Rincon, Meite, Berenguer, Falque, Belotti.

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I'm Graham Ruthven and you can catch me on Twitter ahead of the game to let me know your thoughts. Alisson will make his Liverpool debut tonight. How big a signing is he? Tweet me!

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Good evening and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of the friendly between Liverpool and Torino. We'll bring you all the action as it happens from Anfield. Kick off is at 7.30pm.