Liverpool boss Klopp hails Anfield fans for Karius reception

It is still unclear who will partner Virgil van Dijk in the opening game

There's still one more pre-season fixture to get out of the way before the campaign starts in earnest, but Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is already looking past the meeting with Italian side Torino FC at Anfield tomorrow to their Premier League curtain raiser against West Ham United next Sunday and the German isn't exactly chuffed with what he's seeing.

Match of the Day pundit Danny Murphy has upset some of the fans who once adored him, by highlighting what he believes is the gulf between Liverpool and last season's Premier League champions Manchester City.

'I think (Joe Gomez) is OK.

Croatia global Dejan Lovren will rejoin the squad on Monday after an extended break following the World Cup but is a doubt for the next two games.

'For Raggy (Klavan) and Joel it is probably not good enough as they are not fit for the weekend but we don't need 12 centre halves'.

Roberto Firmino, Georginio Wijnaldum and Daniel Sturridge scored the goals at Anfield, which hosted its first club friendly for four years.

There had been wholesale changes - including Loris Karius replacing Alisson on the latter's maiden Anfield appearance - and two substitutes combined to make sure of victory.

Liverpool's weakness in the goalkeeper position has been addressed with the purchase of Brazilian Alisson from AS Roma and with Virgil van Dijk having settled in following his move in January, Klopp's side look a much more complete package.

'I was not surprised to be honest but as a human being I was hoping for it and I loved it, ' he added. I don't know. I'm happy about the game tonight and about what we did, the whole atmosphere. "It is not about judging our situation and thinking 'Wow, really good.' We need to be ready each week - not only for a few games".

"I thought he looked very comfortable and I think we adapted to him quite easily".

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