Jurgen Klopp hopeful Roberto Firmino can be ready for Reds season opener

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Liverpool play their final pre-season friendly against Italians Torino on August 7, five days before hosting West Ham United in their Premier League opener.

You can keep up with the game live from the Aviva Stadium with our live blog from 5.00pm.

Many Reds fans pointed out that no matter where they were seeded, whether it was pot two or three, they would be comfortably at least the second best side in the group whatever it ended up looking like. However, the Italian outfit have since progressed to greater heights, pushing Juventus all the way domestically while playing some of the world's most attractive football.

Nathaniel Clyne is back in contention after returning to training following the birth of his child, with Naby Keita and Gini Wijnaldum recovering from minor injuries that forced them out of the last game.

Liverpool were hoping to recoup somewhere in the region of £26m for Divock Origi, who has been deemed surplus to requirements by Jurgen Klopp, but after a lack of interest from potential suitors, they have dropped that asking price.

"I can't wait for the season to get going now".

Alisson is set to make his debut following his £67m move from Roma.

Palace are clearly not on their own though with Southampton, Leicester and Newcastle also considering making a move according to this latest story.

Having taken on Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Manchester United in the United States, the Reds now face two clubs from Italy's top flight before 2018-19 begins at home to West Ham United next Sunday.

Following Saturday's tie against Napoli, Liverpool round off their pre-season with a Tuesday night fixture against Torino.

27-year-old full-back Faouzi Ghoulam had a knee operation last month and will also not be involved.

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