Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has revealed that it was manager Jurgen Klopp who convinced of the move to the Premier League outfit.
The German was signed from Schalke in the summer for around £5 million. He needs no introduction to the Premier League after having been part of the Manchester City youth team for a couple of years before moving onto Germany. Fans would not have imaginedKarius being first-team player given his significantly lower transfer fee. However, he has been able to quietly replace Simon Mignolet from the starting line-up in the last few weeks.
Karius has certainly rewarded the faith shown by the manager and it may take a serious blunder in order to drop him right now. One of the reasons for Klopp showing a lot of faith in the goalkeeper was because he knew him from his time in German football with Borussia Dortmund. It is clear that Klopp has been tracking the 23-year-old for some time now.
Even thoughMignolet has been able to successfully replace Pepe Reina in the Liverpool first-team during the days of Brendan Rodgers, he has been culpable of some grave mistakes over the last few seasons. He has also lost his place in the Belgian national team as a result.
“He is a big personality everyone listens to. He briefly introduced himself on the phone, and then we had a long chat. I had a good feeling because he’s such pleasant guy. We talked about this and that, and I soon realised that we are talking the same language. It was immediately clear to me that I wanted to move to Liverpool,” said the German goalkeeper.Karius was not part of the Liverpool team that won against Tottenham in the EFL Cup. He was rested and shows that Klopp sees him as a first-team regular.