Jurgen Klopp had to sign £67m keeper, says Jamie Carragher

Jurgen Klopp had to sign £67m keeper, says Jamie Carragher

In Liverpool's final pre-season hit out against Italian club Torino, the club's first pre-season appearance at Anfield, Karius made his own personal return to Anfield, and was given the kind of reception the Liverpool crowd has become famous for over the years.

Roberto Firmino and Georginio Wijnaldum were on target in the first half for a strong-starting Reds XI that featured three summer signings - goalkeeper Alisson and midfielders Naby Keita and Fabinho, the latter of whom missed the chance to open the scoring from the penalty spot after Sadio Mane had been fouled in the box.

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.

Granted, his rivals will know how the Reds play but it is nearly impossible to stop when they're on song.

That is what you need to challenge for the top honours now, as the days of winning the title using 14 or 15 players are gone for teams that also have the burdens of playing Champions League football.

'[Jordan] Henderson is full of power but hasn't been back long.

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Although they are in the market for a centre-back, the Red Devils now appear to have withdrawn from the race. Mourinho's blatant plea came amidst a groundswell of anger at the antics of the Man United board.

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool will face Manuel Pellegrini's West Ham United this weekend.

Ferdinand understandably doesn't have much faith heading into the new season and mirrors the frustrations of the club's fans.

"It helps not only Loris, it helps Alisson as well, that you can see this is a very special place".

I don't like the way the game has gone in terms of the mega-spending on average players, but Neymar's move to Paris Saint-Germain last summer inflated the market to ridiculous levels and it means that fourth choice left-backs are now worth £20m.

Former Manchester United midfielder, Paul Scholes has noted that Manchester City and Liverpool are favourites to win the Premier League title this season.

Liverpool fans have had all their dreams answered throughout this summer's transfer window, and it'll be interesting to see if the Merseyside club's boss Jurgen Klopp has anything up his sleeve on deadline day.

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