By Harry Sykes
Liverpool might have had their goalkeeping problems last season, but there could be another twist on the cards after manager Jurgen Klopp’s latest comments.
Loris Karius was brought in last summer to be Liverpool’s number one, but after sitting out the first few games with injury, he played 10 Premier League games and was promptly dropped for Simon Mignolet.
Karius didn’t make another appearance in the Premier League last season, but is set to battle for the number one spot again this season.
However, he might be battling it out with two other people, after Klopp praised young keeper Danny Ward, who spent last season out on loan at Huddersfield.
He impressed across 43 league appearances for Huddersfield last season, and then was the hero of the play-offs as Huddersfield made it to the Premier League for the first time ever.
Talking on the official Liverpool website, Klopp said, “That’s very comfortable for the manager, three really good goalkeepers.”
“It is like it is and nothing is decided, they can all show how good they are. I don’t want to bring doubt so that they start doubting.
“They are at a fantastic club and a fantastic football club needs fantastic goalkeepers. We had a really good goalkeeping season.
“Yes, it was a little bit difficult for Loris but I’m sure he had his part in the development of Simon, who played a really good season. And Danny played a fantastic season at Huddersfield with a big success at the end.
“We have three goalkeepers and they can all show what they are able to do, and then we will see who will start.”
Ward has made two Premier League appearances for Liverpool at the tail end of the 2015/16 campaign, in a 2-1 win at Bournemouth, and a 3-1 defeat to Swansea.
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