Liverpool's Loris Karius thanks fans for warm reception in friendly

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Liverpool complete their pre-season preparations with a 3-1 win over Torino at Anfield, where Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge were among the scorers.

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp spoke to reporters last night after his side's friendly clash with Torino, and hinted that Danny Ings might still have a role to play for his side this season, as quoted by the Express.

New goalkeeper Alisson started for Liverpool, before Loris Karius was given a rousing reception when he replaced the Brazilian in the second half, just over two months after suffering concussion and making two terrible errors in the Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid. His squad looks deep, sharp and impressive five days ahead of a league season carrying high expectation. With Joel Matip injured and Dejan Lovren starting pre-season training only on Monday following his World Cup final exploits, Joe Gomez was primed to line-up alongside Virgil van Dijk on Sunday.

The 18-time English champions haven't won the Premier League title and their last top-flight crown came in 1990.

It didn't take too long for Liverpool to make amends however.

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The same three players were involved in the opener. Salah's driving run across the box teed the striker up for a shot which found the top corner via a deflection.

Fabinho, who had scored 16 in a row from the spot for AS Monaco, sent the penalty several yards wide.

Torino did pull one back through Andrea Belotti shortly thereafter.

It was Sturridge who rounded off the scoring, steering in a header from Shaqiri's neat chipped cross late in the match.

Klopp will be happy with the desire that Grujic is showing to fight for his position but that may prove to be very hard, with the Reds having good quality already in midfield. The important business comes next.

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