Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp says he is delighted the club ended their pre-season on a winning streak following their 3-1 win against Torino at Anfield on Tuesday night.
Goals from Roberto Firmino, Georginio Wijnaldum and a rejuvenated Daniel Sturridge earned the Reds their fourth successive win ahead of their season opener against West Ham United on Sunday.
The German in a post-match conference said the team will now focus on the West Ham game, “I’m happy about the game tonight and about what we did, the whole atmosphere. But I have no idea what will happen in the next two days.
“The players from last year are responsible for the excitement, and then we brought in a few new players as an icing on the cake. That’s cool. I’m happy that we came through the pre-season so far, so good.
“You saw tonight we don’t really struggle with centre-halves, they are all in and only have little things.
“Now we have to make the last step, we have to bring ourselves into the competition, in a championship mood, really being 100 per cent focused in all the situations.
“But I’m happy we can start at the weekend because pre-season is good but the season is even better.
The German said he was happy about the reception Loris Karius got at Anfield despite the criticism he had received following his awful performance during their pre-season game.
“It helps everybody. I haven’t spoken to him because I was immediately in the signing session, if you want. I was not surprised, to be honest, but as a human being I was hoping for it, that it would be like this.
While speaking on the transfer window which closes on Thursday, he said, “We will see. We will see what happens. I don’t know. I’m happy about the game and about what we did, the whole atmosphere. But I have no idea what will happen in the next two days.