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|Jurgen Klopp happy with Liverpool's defensive options ahead of season opener against West Ham
| sbobet online Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is not concerned by his defensive options heading into the opening weekend of the season, despite being able to field only one senior centre-back in the 3-1 friendly win over Torino.With Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan all carrying injuries, Virgil van Dijk played the first half alongside U23 defender Nathaniel Philips.In the second half at Anfield midfielders Fabinho, who missed an early penalty, and Marko Grujic both filled in as Van Dijk only played 45 minutes but Klopp is not worried ahead of Sunday's visit of West Ham.
"I think (Joe Gomez) is OK. It is nothing serious but it was not possible tonight as he played on Saturday," said Klopp."Dejan (Lovren) is in but he's not had a long holiday [after the World Cup final]. sbobet online "For Raggy (Klavan) and Joel it is probably not good enough as they are not fit for the weekend but we don't need 12 centre-halves."Goalkeeper Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri all made their Anfield debuts for Liverpool with the latter impressing with an assist for Daniel Sturridge to score the third goal after Roberto Firmino and Georginio Wijnaldum had given the hosts a 2-0 lead.
Alisson was not able to keep a clean sheet after being beaten by Andrea Belotti's close-range header but his departure late on saw Loris Karius warmly welcomed back to Anfield by fans after his two costly errors in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid. sbobet online It was a moment which pleased Klopp as much as the performance."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. It was a really big gesture."