The German under-21 international joined Liverpool during the summer transfer window from Mainz – Jurgen Klopp’s former club – for a fee just shy of £5 million, and he was expected to be understudy to Simon Mignolet for this season at least.
But it appears Mignolet’s propensity to making high-profile errors has counted against him in Klopp’s eyes, with the Liverpool Echo claiming that Karius will start the Premier League match at home to Hull City on Saturday.
Karius looked like he could be a serious challenge to Mignolet during pre-season, but ended up breaking his hand in a friendly with Chelsea in July, and has been injured ever since.
And now he’s back fit, Klopp is wasting no time in throwing him in at the deep end, and he seems to have the backing of the supporters:
Karius hat-trick tomorrow.
— Funode (@Funode92) September 23, 2016
Karius to Mignolet right now… pic.twitter.com/Gv6QqSXGLu
— Nubaid Haroon (@RamboFYI) September 23, 2016
Loris Karius starts tomorrow aye ???
— zhaohoe (@Zhaohoe7) September 23, 2016
— Alex Brown (@SockedKiwi) September 23, 2016
Karius is starting tomorrow pic.twitter.com/hfae0dwFaV
— ️ (@GrantProud) September 23, 2016
@Carra23 no, mignolet is that bad that karius should have gone in first game against arsenal
— Dom (@lfcdommy) September 23, 2016
— Callum (@Callum_Kennedy) September 23, 2016
Karius was brought in to be number one.
Given the number one jersey.
Liverpool's number one.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) September 23, 2016
Feels like a new era when Karius makes his debut. Top GK's are worth 12pts + a season. Not had that since Reina at his best.
— kop in full voice (@LFC_Klopped) September 23, 2016
Personally dont think Karius was ever in doubt, if he is fit. He plays. #LFC
— Callum Wright® (@Mr_CallumWright) September 23, 2016
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) September 23, 2016
Finally, apparently karius is starting tomorrow thank god for that ??
— Craig Brown (@Craigbrown150) September 23, 2016
There seems to be little doubt between this lot – but who would you start in goals?
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