By Amir Mir
Bruce Grobbelaar has stated that he has been impressed with Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius despite the pressure and expectations of the Premier League giants.
German shot stopper Karius joined the Anfield club during the summer transfer window from Bundesliga outfit FC Mainz.
The 23-year-old has had a rocky start to life in Merseyside as he has kept one clean sheet in six league games and has conceded six goals along the way.
Anfield legend Grobbelaar, who made 255 appearances for the Reds, offered his thoughts on Karius’ first few months in England.
“Karius has impressed me,” Grobbelaar told the Liverpool Echo. “It’s not easy when you join a club like Liverpool with all the pressure and expectation.
“When I signed from Vancouver Whitecaps, I had never experienced anything like it. It was like chalk and cheese.
“But Karius seems to have adjusted to it well. The Premier League is that quick you need to be very decisive. It’s about decision making – which balls to come for and when to stay.
“He was voted the second best keeper in the Bundesliga behind Manuel Neuer so Karius is no rookie. He’s got very good feet.
“I hope he can go on and keep the No 1 spot for many, many years. He’s certainly got the potential to do that.”
Jurgen Klopp’s side have conceded 14 goals in 11 Premier League games this season with Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius in between the posts.
Nonetheless, this has not stopped the Reds from leading the table with 26 points as they have made a blistering start to the season by scoring 30 goals.
Karius has played six out of 11 games this term as he missed the first three games of the season due to a hand injury.
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