Liverpool's centre back shortage not a problem for Jürgen Klopp

Liverpool were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in the Champions League final

There's still one more pre-season fixture to get out of the way before the campaign starts in earnest, but Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is already looking past the meeting with Italian side Torino FC at Anfield tomorrow to their Premier League curtain raiser against West Ham United next Sunday and the German isn't exactly chuffed with what he's seeing.

A flurry of changes after the break interrupted the flow of the match and a late third from one of the substitutes - Daniel Sturridge - closed out a victory for Liverpool which they can add to pre-season wins over both Manchester clubs and Napoli.

With attacking trio Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah fit and raring to go ahead of the league opener against West Ham, Klopp's pre-season plans are falling into place, with Jordan Henderson having returned after his World Cup heroics with England last month.

'I think (Joe Gomez) is OK.

"He can still play as the eight or we could play some games with a double six, Fabinho could play the eight or whatever, that's all possible", Klopp stated as he hinted at a flexible formation for the 2018/19 season.

Karius replaced new first-choice goalkeeper Alisson midway through the second half on Tuesday night, for his first outing at the Reds' stadium since the end of last season.

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Midfielders Fabinho and Marko Grujic both filled in after Van Dijk was replaced at the break, but Klopp insists that he is not anxious about that before Liverpool welcome West Ham United to Anfield on Sunday.

Klopp swapped seven of his starting lineup at half time and the intensity of Liverpool's second-half performance inevitably suffered.

He said: "I was not surprised to be honest".

"We have to see how he reacts".

"He was in a really good shape, so we thought a few minutes tonight should be possible".

In the biggest moment of his young career, two incredible errors from Karius proved to be the difference between the Reds and Real Madrid, with the goalkeeper tearfully apologising to traveling Liverpool fans after the final whistle. And I feel as though we have got a fantastic squad.

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