Liverpool reached the conclusion of their pre-season friendlies this evening with a home tie against the Serie A club Torino.
With the club's first league game against West Ham United to come on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp nevertheless opted for a strong starting XI.
📋 Here's how we line-up in our last #LFCPreSeason game... pic.twitter.com/N3eTD0gOuQ
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 7, 2018
A first taste of the Anfield crowd for summer-signings likes Alisson, Fabinho and Naby Keita, fans will have been delighted to see the front three of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino link up again ahead of the new season.
However, it was Fabinho who perhaps got off to the worst possible start. Put on penalty-taking duty, the former Monaco man dragged his effort well wide of the post.
#Fabinho had a 95% penalty conversion rate with Monaco. Liverpool would be wise not to judge him on tonight's miss. #LFC
— Robin Bairner (@RBairner) August 7, 2018
It didn't take too long for Liverpool to make amends however. Some nice inter-play between Salah and Firmino allowed the Brazilian in for the opening goal of the game.
From there it looked like Torino could be in a night like the one that befell Napoli in the Aviva Stadium last weekend. Within a matter of minutes Georginio Wijnaldum was in for Liverpool's second of the night.
Torino did pull one back through Andrea Belotti shortly thereafter. The first goal conceded by Alisson at Anfield as a Liverpool 'keeper, there wasn't really a whole lot he could have done about this.
After such an early flurry of action, the goals dried up temporarily. With one eye fixed firmly on their Premier League opener in five days time, it was Daniel Sturridge who would enter the fray and leave his mark on yet another pre-season friendly.
In the end, that would be it for a game that would finish 3-1. Jurgen Klopp will undoubtedly be happy with what has been a very successful pre-season for Liverpool.