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. Continue reading Karius Speaks about How Klopp was Influential in Liverpool Move
Head coach of Liverpool FC has reiterated his stance that his team, despite the morale, can defeat his former team, Dortmund, in the advanced stages of the Europa League. The coach told reporters: “I wouldn’t say we have a 100 per cent plan to beat Borussia Dortmund, but we are absolutely serious about the face that we could beat Borussia Dortmund.”
The German managed Dortmund for seven years and would return to face the team for the first time. He said: “For that, we need a special day. When we are on our game, it’s not easy to play against Liverpool. It will be a very special game, I was the Borussia Dortmund manager for seven years. I was very lucky there. Since the beginning, it was a great time. I met fabulous people and most of them work for Borussia. Starting with the security – I know each of them.”
While trying to play down the possibility of losing the game, since Dortmund are favorites to lift the trophy after defeating Tottenham 5-1 on aggregate, he focused on just being happy to go back. He added on an endnote: “I met them for the games, training, press conferences – I think they will be happy to see me again.”
However, if The Reds find themselves in the Europa League qualifiers next season, due to the current expansion at Anfield, they would have to play home games at Championship clubs. This would be the first in history of the club. Continue reading KLOPP: LIVERPOOL CAN BEAT DORTMUND IN EUROPA LEAGUE