Liverpool 3 Torino 1: Firmino, Wijnaldum and Sturridge on target for Reds

Sheri SchwartzAug 08, 2018

Liverpool paid just over £60 million to bring the 23-year-old to Anfield from RB Leipzig this summer, and many are expecting him to take the Premier League by storm this season.

"What happened in the Champions League final with Loris Karius, yes it was disappointing for the Liverpool supporters on the night losing that game, but we've all been there as players where you have a poor game".

Liverpool kick off their new Premier League campaign on Sunday when they welcome West Ham United to Anfield, and Reds fans will be desperate to see Keita in action for the first time competitively.

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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.

Keita didn't seem to do an very bad lot wrong but perhaps Klopp saw something we didn't. "That's cool", said Klopp, discussing the optimism over the upcoming season. "Maybe we will do some magic things with the formation on Tuesday".

"But for tonight, the two available played".

Henderson, who helped England to a fourth-placed finish at the World Cup, impressed his manager with his fitness levels and played 20 minutes in Tuesday's 3-1 pre-season win over Torino.

As it stands, the gaffer has only two fit central defenders with both Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan sidelined with hip and hamstring problems respectively.

"That's the situation in the moment".

Keita is adept at tracking back and protecting the back four but also pushing forward using his pace, creativity and skill.

"I think everyone knew from his first interview he spoke very good English so the settling-in period is over for him and I think he is very much part of the squad".

"Improvement, development, using our football last season as a basis and make the next steps. But I'm happy we can start at the weekend because pre-season is good but the season is better still".

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