By Alex Stevens

Jurgen Klopp has backed Loris Karius to prove his doubters wrong and establish himself at Liverpool.

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville led the criticism of the summer signing on Monday night by describing him as “shaky” and claimed he is “going to have to do a lot to convince me”.

The German was selected as the Liverpool goalkeeper for the fourth consecutive match, and the third league game in succession, in Monday’s 0-0 draw against Manchester United.

Karius kept a clean sheet in what was a drab encounter but had a few nervous moments in what was an Anfield performance that was well below par from the home side.

Klopp backed the 23-year-old, who joined from his former club Mainz, and explained how he had proved himself for two years in the Bundesliga.

“It’s a very good start, that’s how it is,” said Klopp on Thursday afternoon, as quoted by Liverpool Echo reporter Neil Jones. “We watched him for a long time, last two years he was outstanding.

“It’s about collecting experience. It was not perfect [against United], there was one situation but you take that risk for a goalkeeper who plays.”

Manchester United legend Neville explained why was not entirely impressed by his first glimpse of the young German goalkeeper.

“It’s the first time I’ve seen Karius, this first 45 minutes and he’s going to have to do a lot to convince me,” Neville told Sky Sports’ live coverage of the Anfield clash.

“It’s very early in his Liverpool career but he does look a little bit shaky.”

It was Liverpool’s first clean sheet of the season in the Premier League although Karius had little to do against a United side that were set up primarily to stifle the home side.

Jurgen Klopp’s side, who take on West Brom at Anfield on Saturday, remain fourth in the table after blowing the opportunity to join leaders Manchester City at the summit.

In other Liverpool team news, a south American prospect Agustin Davila has flown in to start a two-week trial with the the Reds.