Loris Karius to Liverpool: fans rejoice as reports suggest Jurgen Klopp will replace Simon Mignolet with young German star
Jurgen Klopp is reportedly set to raid his former club Mainz for goalkeeper Loris Karius as a replacement for Simon Mignolet.
The team are about to play a crucial European final that will determine whether they play Champions League football next season but it looks like Jurgen Klopp still wants to change up his squad ahead of his first full campaign in charge.
The coming months will see the German get his first summer transfer window and his first pre-season in charge, and reports in his homeland say that he has his sights set on a highly regarded goalkeeper to replace Mignolet.
The Belgian has been a solid shot-stopper at Anfield but his propensity for making mistakes has seen his place come under pressure as Klopp looks to strengthen the team.
Kicker in Germany reports that Klopp will raid former club Mainz for Karius. The German has been capped at every underage level for his country and was part of a defence that tied for the fourth best record in the Bundesliga this season.
While talks are apparently at an early stage, Liverpool fans were more than happy to speculate about how good the Reds could be if they replaced the error-prone Mignolet with the 22-year-old.
Precisely 10 mins of research on Loris Karius instantly tells me he is vastly better than Mignolet. Tall, very agile, aggressive and kicks!— Benjamin (@stuarezinho) May 16, 2016
I think what excites me the most about Loris Karius is that he's not Mignolet— sam. (@_SamAlex) May 16, 2016
Don't know much about Loris karius, but from what I've read his distribution is good, so that's already an upgrade on Mignolet.
Hugely excited about #lfc move for Loris Karius. Big potential, and already better than Mignolet.— Kevin Hatchard (@kevinhatchard) May 16, 2016
Loris Karius is 22 and in all likelihood, an upgrade on Mignolet. That'd be nice. Crazy how much of a difference a good GK can make.— Tommy (@TomfooleryGuy) May 16, 2016