Mo Salah happy with Liverpool's transfer business

Mo Salah happy with Liverpool's transfer business

Three new signings make their first starts for Liverpool at Anfield as the Reds take on Torino in their final pre-season friendly tonight.

From there it looked like Torino could be in a night like the one that befell Napoli in the Aviva Stadium last weekend.

In the end, that would be it for a game that would finish 3-1.

Gomez, with Dejan Lovren having enjoyed an extended break after his exploits with Croatia at the World Cup, had been likely to play for Liverpool against Torino but will now be forced to concentrate on regaining his fitness ahead of the Premier League clash with West Ham on Sunday afternoon.

It was the Egyptian's pressing on the edge of the box which saw him dispossess Tomas Rincon in the build-up to Liverpool's 16th-minute penalty.

Wijnaldum then doubled the hosts advantage three minutes later with a handsome move that saw the Dutch global sneak in behind the visitors defence before pelting the ball into the back of the net.

Some last-ditch defending prevented Liverpool from regaining their two-goal cushion on the stroke of half time, with Sirigu thwarting Wijnaldum after the midfielder had made another run beyond the Liverpool attack, and Alex Berenguer cleared Alexander-Arnold's follow-up off the line.

It was Sturridge who rounded off the scoring, steering in a header from Shaqiri's neat chipped cross late in the match. 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.

However, the Frenchman is keeping the tabs open for Liverpool, as he went on to say: "But the transfer window is still long and everything goes very quickly in football".

Shaqiri and Sturridge were the two Liverpool replacements to stand out and they combined for their third goal on 87 minutes, with the former Stoke City winger dinking a subtle cross over the Italian defence which Sturridge glanced inside the post.