Date: 15th April 2018 at 7:29pm
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By Richard Parks

Liverpool are set to offer goalkeeper Loris Karius a new contract, according to a report.

The Sun claim that the 24-year-old is set for a pay-rise on his current £50,000-a-week deal as well as an extension as a reward for nailing down the number one spot.

It is said that manager Jurgen Klopp is still in the market for a new goalkeeper and is a fan of Stoke City’s Jack Butland and AS Roma’s Alisson.

But Liverpool want to tie down Karius, who has ousted Simon Mignolet as the number one after been seemingly headed for the scrapheap.

The German has made 26 appearances during this campaign, conceding 19 goals, while keeping 14 clean sheets in the process.

Football Insider verdict:

What a turnaround in the last few months for Karius. The summer 2016 signing from Mainz, Klopp’s old club, had looked a fish out of water in his first 18 months as he struggled to cope with the heightened spotlight of Anfield, as well as the increased physicality in the Premier League. But the 6ft 2in goalkeeper has looked an increasingly solid figure in recent months and is established as the number one. It is no coincidence that Karius has improved since Virgil van Dijk was recruited in January to offer a top-quality protective shield that had previously been absent since Jamie Carragher’s days. Nevertheless, Karius has not done enough to suggest he is the long-term answer to Liverpool’s keeping conundrum. He still has some way to go to do that.

In other Liverpool news, the club are to table a mega goal machine offer, he will certainly be at Anfield in 18/19.

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