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)

“This is the player I want to see”, “Bring on the season already” – Fans react to Liverpool 3-1 Torino

Liverpool concluded their pre-season preparations with a 3-1 victory over Torino at Anfield, with Gini Wijnaldum receiving plaudits for another classy display.

Liverpool 3-1 Torino

Pre-Season Friendly (9), Anfield
August 7, 2018

Goals: Firmino 21′, Wijnaldum 24′, Sturridge 87′; Belotti 31′

Liverpool brought an end to their pre-season preparations with a 3-1 over Torino in their first outing at Anfield for the season.

Jurgen Klopp’s men dominated the early proceedings, with Roberto Firmino’s first of the summer handing the Reds the lead before Wijnaldum scored in his second successive game to double the lead three minutes later—with Andrea Belotti pulling one back for the visitors before the interval.

Seven changes after half-time offered the final chance for a number of players to stake their claim for a place in squad to face West Ham, with the return of Jordan Henderson and a late goal from Daniel Sturridge the standout moments in a relatively uneventful second 45.

Here is how Liverpool supporters reacted to the victory on Twitter, Facebook and our forums.


Wijnaldum left Reds wanting more after breaking off the shackles…

“Gini on fire, love it.”

Scott Jones on the forums.

“I hope we can have this new Wijnaldum for keeps!”

Chrenyan on the forums.


Liverpool’s youngsters continue to make the most of their chances…


Attention quickly turned to the start of the new season on Sunday…

“We need a CB before the window closes. Even just a squad one. We’re an injury to VVD away from dipping in to the U15s!”

Ste Foston on Facebook.

“Not sure Shaqiri knows he here to just be a back up, lovely assist. Great pre-season, Great transfer business and now onto the real deal …exciting times!!”

LS12Red on the forums.

More from This Is Anfield

Fan Comments