By Harvey Byrne
Loris Karius has posted a message on Twitter revealing he has undergone “successful surgery” on his broken hand.
The German goalkeeper suffered the injury after a collision with team-mate Dejan Lovren during the Reds pre-season defeat against Chelsea in the US last week.
The Liverpool Echo claimed that the shot-stopper will not be fit to face Arsenal in the club’s opening exchange of their 2016-17 season.
However, the goalkeeper provided fans with some hope that he will make a quick recovery and he took to Twitter to provide an update on his situation.
— Loris Karius (@LorisKarius) August 2, 2016
The 23-year-old joined Jurgen Klopp’s side this summer for £4.7million and was expected to start ahead of current number one Simon Mignolet in the Reds’ first game of the season.
The Belgium shot-stopper made four mistakes that led directly to Liverpool conceding last campaign, potentially costing Klopp’s side eight Premier League points.
Reds fans will remember a string of mistakes over the last few years including costly errors against Manchester City, Aston Villa and Stoke.
Klopp will be keen to ensure that Karius is back in the first team as soon as possible with 39-year-old Alex Manninger his only other alternative to Mignolet in the squad.
In other Liverpool team news, Galatasary manager Jan Olde Riekerink has revealed that he is chasing Reds midfielder Lucas Leiva.