Kar­ius is Red’s No. 1, says Klopp

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

JUR­GEN KLOPP says that Loris Kar­ius is now his first-choice goal­keeper af­ter the young Ger­man re­placed Si­mon Mig­no­let dur­ing the Reds’ run up the Premier League ta­ble.

Mig­no­let was set to re­turn to ac­tion for this morn­ing’s EFL Cup tie against Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur but the com­pe­ti­tion has long been used by lead­ing clubs to rest key play­ers.

Kar­ius, who joined for £4.7 mil­lion (RM24m) dur­ing the sum­mer, played in pre-sea­son but then broke his hand and missed the start of the new Premier League cam­paign.

But the 23-year-old dis­placed Mig­no­let, an in­con­sis­tent per­former in his past three sea­sons at An­field, for Liver­pool’s third-round EFL Cup win over Derby County last month and has since kept his place.

“This mo­ment we have a num­ber one and that’s Loris Kar­ius,” said Klopp. “That’s the sit­u­a­tion and what the goal­keep­ers know. I can­not leave them in doubt.

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