The best photos as Liverpool defeat Torino and reward Anfield faithful

7 August 2018

Liverpool put the finishing touches on their pre-season preparations with a 3-1 win over Torino in the first outing at Anfield in over 86 days.


Less than a week out from the season opener the Reds headed into the clash brimming with confidence as they looked to close the curtains on their summer with a seventh victory from nine games.

The encounter against the Serie A side offered the home faithful the opportunity to lay eyes on the team, who many believe will be title contenders, for the first time this season.

The Reds wasted little time asserting their dominance with the usual suspect in Roberto Firmino opening the scoring in his second 45-minute stint of the summer, with Gini Wijnaldum quickly doubling the lead in what was his second goal in as many games.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 7, 2018: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the first goal during the preseason friendly match between Liverpool FC and Torino FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 7, 2018: Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring the second goal during the preseason friendly match between Liverpool FC and Torino FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 7, 2018: Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring the second goal during the preseason friendly match between Liverpool FC and Torino FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The second half offered opportunities to a plethora of players to stake their claim for a spot in the matchday squad on Sunday, with Xherdan Shaqiri doing his chances no harm after setting up Daniel Sturridge for Liverpool’s third of the evening on his Anfield debut.

Loris Karius was afforded time in goal for the latter part of the half after replacing Alisson at the Anfield Road end, receiving mass applause on his way.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 7, 2018: Liverpool's new signing Xherdan Shaqiri sets-up the third goal during the preseason friendly match between Liverpool FC and Torino FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 7, 2018: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the third goal with team-mate Adam Lallana during the preseason friendly match between Liverpool FC and Torino FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 7, 2018: Liverpool's new signing goalkeeper Alisson Becker is replaced by substitute goalkeeper Loris Karius during the preseason friendly match between Liverpool FC and Torino FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jordan Henderson made a brief return to action after his extended break and joined in the festivities as the Reds, alongside Jurgen Klopp, made their way around the four corners of Anfield at the conclusion of the game to hand out scarves, sign autographs and take selfies.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 7, 2018: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson hands out balls and scarves top supporters after the preseason friendly match between Liverpool FC and Torino FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 7, 2018: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino signs autographs for supporters after the preseason friendly match between Liverpool FC and Torino FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 7, 2018: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson hands out balls and scarves top supporters after the preseason friendly match between Liverpool FC and Torino FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Reds kick off their season at home on Sunday, when West Ham arrive for their Premier League opener, with Klopp hoping his work over the summer pays off early.

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