Karius is Red’s No. 1, says Klopp
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.