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3 reasons why Liverpool will be title contenders this season

3 reasons why Liverpool will be title contenders this season

Liverpool fans have been anxious that with Fabinho and Naby Keita's acquisitions, skipper Jordan Henderson may be warming the bench in the coming season but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has allayed those fears even as he revealed that the Englishman may have to adjust his game a fair bit.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp then made seven changes at the break with Xherdan Shaqiri, Andy Robertson, Marko Grujic, Curtis Jones, Adam Lallana, Daniel Sturridge and Danny Ings all making an appearance with Shaqiri providing the assist on the final goal.

Anfield gave Alisson a brilliant farewell, but the reception went up a level when Karius entered the fray.

The one concern for Klopp is in the middle of his defence with Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan injured, Dejan Lovren only just back in training after the World Cup and Joe Gomez absent on Tuesday night because of a minor knock.

The 25-year-old endured a nightmare outing in the Champions League final in May, and has since struggled throughout pre-season and seen his place as No. 1 usurped.

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Liverpool have had a pretty impressive summer transfer window and a lot of teams have taken notice of how early the Merseyside club have got their summer transfer done.

Firmino's deflected opener from inside the box came from the eagerness and awareness of Mohamed Salah, who harried and picked up the loose ball before supplying a neat pass to his fellow forward.

"He can still play as the eight or we could play some games with a double six, Fabinho could play the eight or whatever, that's all possible", Klopp stated as he hinted at a flexible formation for the 2018/19 season. Wijnaldum and Salah combined to set up Firmino for a shot that deflected into the top corner off Lorenzo De Silvestri.

Torino grabbed one back on the half-hour mark when Belotti nodded in from close range, leaving goalkeeper Alisson with no chance.

In the second half at Anfield midfielders Fabinho - who missed an early penalty - and Marko Grujic both filled in as Van Dijk only played 45 minutes but Klopp is not anxious ahead of Sunday's visit of West Ham. The important business comes next.