By Harvey Byrne
Liverpool have axed goalkeeper Loris Karius from their line-up that will face Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium on Wednesday evening.
The 23-year-old goalkeeper has been dropped by manager Jurgen Klopp after a string of questionable moments in his first 11 appearances for the club.
His most notable mistakes have come in his last two encounters, gifting Nathan Ake the match-winning goal in Bournemouth’s 4-3 win at the Vitality Stadium 10 days ago, and he was then at fault for both of West Ham’s goals in the 2-2 draw at Anfield on Sunday.
Karius’ displays have received much attention from the media and pundits and Jurgen Klopp has now decided to pull him out of the spotlight.
The team news was revealed on the official Liverpool Twitter account ahead of the Wednesday evening Premier League clash against Boro.
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The German manager has decided to bring Simon Mignolet back into the line-up in two changes to his team.
Centre-back Ragnar Klavan has also joined Mignolet in the starting eleven with Joel Matip dropping out of the squad.
Dejan Lovren has recovered after being taken off at half-time against West Ham with a cramp in the hamstring region.
A win by more than three goals will see the Reds leapfrog Arsenal in second place, while a shock defeat could see them move down to fourth.
In other Liverpool team news, why Klopp has made one of the biggest decisions of his Reds reign.