Liverpool beat Torino in final pre-season friendly

Clyne made just five appearances last season

Clyne made just five appearances last season

There is no denying what Fekir would bring to Liverpool; a sense of creativity behind their phenomenal front three - a creativity which has been lacking since Phillippe Coutinho's departure to Barcelona last season - and the firepower needed to win trophies.

Jurgen Klopp says he has "no idea" what will happen regarding potential Liverpool incomings or outgoings in the final few days of the transfer window.

The goals came from Roberto Firmino, Georginio Wijnaldum and Daniel Sturridge, but the most heart-warming, rousing cheer of the night came in the 73rd minute when Alisson came off to be replaced by Loris Karius.

Jose Mourinho has only made the addition of one major signing in Fred to a squad that finished 19 points behind fierce rivals and champions Manchester City.

"You don't really know the team, you don't really know the players, you don't know how they're going to perform from one week to the next".

However, Fabinho is a serious doubt for Sunday's clash with West Ham after it was confirmed that the midfielder had picked up a separate illness.

Klopp has made a host of changes to Liverpool's backroom since his arrival in 2015, both alongside him in the dugout and behind the scenes, including medical staff and nutritionists.

His defence looks strong with Virgil van Dijk, Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan to pick from at centre-back, while he has selection issues in the full-back roles with Andrew Robertson, Nathaniel Clyne and Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez all pushing for starts.

Klopp has not ruled out captain Jordan Henderson featuring on Sunday despite only returning to training at the weekend. "Hendo needs a pre-season but not as much as the others as he has not had long off".

"It helps not only Loris, it helps Alisson as well, that you can see this is a very special place. It is a brilliantly run club in terms of getting money for players and also in the transfer market".

Liverpool had to spend big to give Klopp a chance to compete with Manchester City in the Premier League and to have another go at winning the Champions League and I applaud the club and the manager for showing real ambition ahead of this new season.

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