Liverpool boss Klopp confirms no centre-back signing before deadline

It is still unclear who will partner Virgil van Dijk in the opening game

It is still unclear who will partner Virgil van Dijk in the opening game

Liverpool fans have been anxious that with Fabinho and Naby Keita's acquisitions, skipper Jordan Henderson may be warming the bench in the coming season but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has allayed those fears even as he revealed that the Englishman may have to adjust his game a fair bit.

Croatia worldwide Dejan Lovren will rejoin the squad on Monday after an extended break following the World Cup but is a doubt for the next two games.

Henderson had a hard start to life as a Liverpool player when he joined the club in 2011 from Sunderland, but for the past few seasons has transformed into a dependable option in the middle of the pitch.

"I think (Joe Gomez) is OK".

After receiving the ball on the edge of the box, the Swiss global leaves possession for Nathaniel Clyne before taking the ball back off the England defender and dinking the ball over the top of the Torino defence for Daniel Sturridge to head home unmarked from close range.

Firmino turned provider, sliding a pass through for Georginio Wijnaldum to slam home but Andrea Belotti headed the visitors back into the contest after the half hour.

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It was a moment which pleased Klopp as much as the performance. With one eye fixed firmly on their Premier League opener in five days time, it was Daniel Sturridge who would enter the fray and leave his mark on yet another pre-season friendly.

'I was not surprised to be honest but as a human being I was hoping for it and I loved it, ' he added.

"We showed tonight a really nice face and that helps, not only Loris but the others as well that they see this is a very special place".

The Liverpool captain only returned to training on Sunday, but Klopp did not rule him out of contention to feature against West Ham on the weekend.

'I am not sure but it is Hendo. "It is not about judging our situation and thinking 'Wow, really good.' We need to be ready each week - not only for a few games".

"All goalkeepers are different so it takes a bit of time, but this result will help the defence and help him know how we play as well", Robertson said.

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