Liverpool's Loris Karius thanks fans for warm reception in friendly

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It always seemed likely Klopp would seek a new goalkeeper following the Champions League final gaffes made by Loris Karius, who, tests later revealed, had suffered a concussion in the game.

Jurgen Klopp is not concerned by his defensive options heading into the opening weekend of the season and won't enter the transfer market - despite being able to field only one senior centre-back in Liverpool's 3-1 friendly win over Torino.

Liverpool FC earned plenty of praise for their performances last season after they ended up in fourth place in the Premier League table and reached the Champions League final.

Liverpool begin their Premier League campaign with a home game against West Ham United on Sunday, and Reds fans will be eagerly anticipating seeing their new stars in action for the first time competitively.

He was clearly moved by this emotional gesture on the pitch and tweeted afterwards: "Thank you Anfield for this reception!".

Manager Jurgen Klopp added in quotes published on Liverpool's official website: "It helps everybody".

While he has had very little to do so far since signing from AS Roma last month, Alisson has impressed in his first two pre-season fixtures with his official Liverpool debut just days away.

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During Friday's pre-match press conference at Melwood, Jürgen Klopp said: "The [Fabinho's] scan was clear".

The former Reds defender told Sky Sports: "Everyone's talking about Liverpool and with good reason".

"I loved it, to be honest".

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

"I think (Joe Gomez) is okay". I really liked his pre-season.

There had been wholesale changes - including Loris Karius replacing Alisson on the latter's maiden Anfield appearance - and two substitutes combined to make sure of victory.

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