Liverpool finish pre-season by beating Torino

Ross Houston
August 10, 2018

Liverpool concluded an impressive pre-season by cruising to a 3-1 win over Torino on Tuesday.

The Reds stormed to victory over the Italians thanks to goals from James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum, Salah, Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno. We spent a little bit more than normal but you have to create a squad that is strong enough and wide enough to deal and cope with the Premier League and be as successful as possible.

The Champions League finalists will kick off as second favourites behind Manchester City, and they're seen as the Citizens' main rivals for a reason, as they dished out one of only two City defeats of the Premier League season a year ago.


He showed glimpses of quality last season but these were overshadowed by the headline-grabbing errors he made. Sadio Mane stayed on his feet to get a shot away but referee Michael Oliver called play back for a foul on the Senegalese winger by defender Bremner.

Many supporters have attributed this to the role of Achterberg, who joined Liverpool in 2009 and was promoted to first-team goalkeeper coach two years later.

Three minutes later, Wijnaldum rounded off a well-worked team move with a neat finish to double the hosts' lead.


After receiving the ball on the edge of the box, the Swiss worldwide leaves possession for Nathaniel Clyne before taking the ball back off the England defender and dinking the ball over the top of the Torino defence for Daniel Sturridge to head home unmarked from close range.

Sturridge was one of a number of substitutes brought on after half-time and went close on a number of occasions before converting Shaqiri's cross with a glancing header four minutes from time.

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. Predict the score for this match and the rest of this round's Premier League fixtures in our Predictor game.


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