Liverpool face fitness concerns in defence for West Ham opener - Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp led Liverpool to last season's Champions League final

Jurgen Klopp led Liverpool to last season's Champions League final

"He probably won't play Tuesday and Sunday will be very hard as well", continued the German, who is known to stick to a very rigorous training strategy.

The Liverpool manager was speaking after he watched his side conclude their preseason schedule with a convincing 3-1 victory over Torino at Anfield on Tuesday evening.

Liverpool begin their Premier League campaign at home to West Ham on 12 August.

Liverpool finished fourth last season and reached the final of the Champions League, where they were beaten by Real Madrid.

It was the Egyptian's pressing on the edge of the box which saw him dispossess Tomas Rincon in the build-up to Liverpool's 16th-minute penalty. Referee Michael Oliver pointed to the spot after Sadio Mane was adjudged to have been tripped up by Gleison Bremer.

Italy global Andrea Belotti pulled one back for the visitors with a powerful header, but after Klopp made a raft of substitutions, Daniel Sturridge nodded in a Xherdan Shaqiri cross to score for the third friendly in a row.

The Brazilian's miss did not haunt his Anfield bow for long as compatriot Firmino put the Reds ahead soon after.

Wijnaldum then doubled the hosts advantage three minutes later with a handsome move that saw the Dutch worldwide sneak in behind the visitors defence before pelting the ball into the back of the net.

Some last-ditch defending prevented Liverpool from regaining their two-goal cushion on the stroke of half time, with Sirigu thwarting Wijnaldum after the midfielder had made another run beyond the Liverpool attack, and Alex Berenguer cleared Alexander-Arnold's follow-up off the line.

It was a moment which pleased Klopp as much as the performance.

Xherdan Shaqiri brought down a raking ball and exchanged possession with Nathaniel Clyne before floating in a cross for Daniel Sturridge to nod in.

The Reds did not finish with a single player who started the game and eight of Torino's own changes took the sting out of the game. Within a matter of minutes Georginio Wijnaldum was in for Liverpool's second of the night.

"The first two league games at least are in the "pre-season" (for the World Cup players)".

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