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Jurgen Klopp will be leading Liverpool’s title challenge this season

Jurgen Klopp will be leading Liverpool’s title challenge this season

If he is able to play, then he is likely to be part of a midfield including Gini Wijnaldum and Naby Keita, with Klopp suggesting that summer signing Fabinho may need some more time to gain fitness and adapt to the team's style of play.

With West Ham visiting Anfield for the Premier League opener on Sunday, Klopp withdrew most of his first string, giving run-outs to the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana, Danny Ings and Marko Grujic, along with another off-season recruit, Xherdan Shaqiri.

Liverpool had to make the record-breaking signing of Alisson, says Jamie Carragher, as sticking with Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet would have led to "no belief" in a title challenge. I don't know. I'm happy about the game tonight and about what we did, the whole atmosphere.

Liverpool concluded an impressive pre-season by cruising to a 3-1 win over Torino on Tuesday.

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While others have been frustrated, Liverpool have had a great transfer window, with Klopp addressing weak spots in his squad and spending big to try and plug the gaps. Predict the score for this match and the rest of this round's Premier League fixtures in our Predictor game. "But I'm happy we can start at the weekend because preseason is good but the season is better still".

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.

Klopp was also quizzed on whether Jordan Henderson could be involved after coming on as a substitute for the latter stages of the second half again Torino. We've seen the impact he made after arriving in January. Is it possible being different in a really hard world?

"He's experienced enough not to bring himself in hard situations where he has to run two or three miles in two minutes". It won't be though a lack of good buys, though, because they are really good buys. The last few years I've had to sit here and defend our transfer behaviour, we sold more than we brought in.

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