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Jurgen Klopp was all smiles on Saturday despite being without Philippe Coutinho

Jurgen Klopp was all smiles on Saturday despite being without Philippe Coutinho

The Reds opened the scoring from the spot after Roberto Firmino had been hauled down in the box, with the Brazilian himself stepping up to net with a crisp shot into the bottom left-hand corner of the net. It's been a hard pre-season for him, he's still only 17, turns 18 in October, so we try to keep him out as much as possible because we have to treat him like a 17-year-old boy.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he will do everything possible till the end of the transfer window (31 August) to secure new signings who can strengthen his squad.

Liverpool fans may have even further cause for concern, as the Mirror have reported that club talisman Phillippe Coutinho will also miss tomorrow's match with a slight back problem. It's all about other clubs [too].

"I thought today and this pre-season brought us new players, if you want".

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'Alberto Moreno is 100 percent back, which is very nice after a really hard year. Robertson has been an excellent acquisition by Liverpool and Milner showed last season that he is more than capable of filling in on the left side of the back four when needed. That means Millie is free for midfield, so without being in the transfer market we have a new midfield player, which is nice.

Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana were also missing through injury, with the latter out for up to three months, but Klopp says he must now focus on next week's Premier League opener against Watford.

Yet Klopp was still able to pick two different teams for each 45 minutes against Athletic and has made it clear there are options for him within his squad. Phil had a back problem yesterday, so there was no reason for any risk.

"I think it's that little bit of creativity in central midfield", Thompson told Sky Sports.

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