Torino vs Liverpool
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 7, 2018, 2:30 PM (EDT)|
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Liverpool will play one final preseason game before the start of the regular English Premier League season. This game will be against the Italian side, Torino. The Reds will be back at home at Anfield and it will be a great chance for the home fans to get a look at their side before the regular season starts.
Torino will see this as a great game to test their team. The Italian Serie A starts later this month which means this is still preseason for the side from Turin. Playing against Liverpool will be a great chance for the manager to test his best players and see how they are developing against the top teams. As far as the result is concerned, this will not be an easy game but I think the manager will not be interested in the result but rather about how the players are performing.
On the other side of the coin, Liverpool will see this as a great chance to get their best players some match practice before the regular season starts. The Reds have not played at Anfield since last season and the fans will be desperate to see their team play. This should ensure that we get a good turnout at this fixture. I am expecting the top names like Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Virgil Van Dijk and Jordan Henderson to all play but they most likely will only play one half as the manager will want to ensure they are fresh for the opening round of the Premier League. Liverpool are turning into a great team and this will be a chance for them to show that.
I am expecting Liverpool to win this match easily. The Reds are the better side and at Anfield, it is hard to see them lose. Expect plenty of goals and action since both teams will look to entertain the crowd with attacking football.