Loris Karius will start against Hull City in Simon Mignolet’s stead, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Jurgen Klopp made a number of new additions to the side this summer, one of them being a new goalkeeper. Loris Karius, aged just 23, was bought, not to just put pressure on Mignolet, I feel he was signed to replace him.
Is this fair? In my opinion, this would be completely fair. Mignolet has been given countless chances to prove himself and he is just simply not good enough to wear a Liverpool shirt.
Mignolet can pull off some fantastic saves. He is a competent shot-stopper, however, for the good that he does in a game, it is heavily outweighed by the negatives.
Mignolet has poor distribution, both from his hands and when kicking – it’s awful to be quite blunt and is ball handling is also a big problem. Mignolet doesn’t come out and claim the ball enough. The most significant downfalls to his game are his inconsistency and stupid mistakes. Hence why Klopp has brought in Karius.
If Liverpool wants to compete with the top teams in England then having a steady keeper in which the back four can trust is a necessity; I am sure Karius can display consistent performances on a regular basis.
We saw good signs from Karius against Derby, he showed confidence and composure with the ball. He is expected to start in today’s match up against Hull City, so today will be another test for him to display his capabilities.
Although Karius is young and has plenty of time to improve, he is currently performing fantastically, getting in the Bundesliga team of the season last year would have boosted his confidence massively.
Klopp has a great bond with all the Liverpool players. Everyone loves a big hug from the manager and with Karius being German I can see him having a great relationship with Klopp. The boss has a reputation for developing young players, making certain they reach their potential – I hope he can do the same with Loris Karius.
All in all, I am happy with our signings and how we have performed so far this season, under Klopp’s guidance it’s visible that the future is bright.
The Liverpool Echo reports that Karius will be handed his first start of the season against Hull this afternoon. Hopefully, this is the start of a glittering future for the young German.
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