24-year-old Liverpool ace unhappy with shared role under Klopp
Liverpool starting goal keeper Loris Karius has stated that he was not satisfied with sharing the shot stopping duties with the demoted Simon Mignolet, and insists he is relishing the chance to be the clubs number one.
Speaking to Welt, as quoted by The Liverpool Echo, the German claims that he was not happy with his limited role,
“I don’t want to call it being number 1A or number 1B but the situation wasn’t satisfying for me,
“Of course, I wanted to play every week. That’s my aspiration, but I knew that I’d get a new chance. Now I want to take this chance.”
Karius had been the Reds preferred choice for the Champions League, however the German under-21 international recently claimed the domestic games as well, becoming Klopp’s first choice keeper.
When asked about his rivalry with Mignolet, who has began to question his future at Anfield, Karius stated their relationship was always healthy,
“It’s a professional relationship, we train together and respect each other. I don’t have any problem with him,
“In general I think that, nowadays, there are no such hostile relations between goalkeepers anymore. That’s maybe different than in the past.”
Karius looked strong, yet inconsistent during the game versus Manchester City, but it is unfair to judge the young German on one game.
His next chance to impress is on monday night, as the Reds face bottom of the League Swansea City.
In other Liverpool news, Jurgen Klopp has identified a potential replacement for Karius should he fail to impress.