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Loris Karius has become Liverpool’s number one goalkeeper this season. The German moved to Anfield from Mainz at the start of the season or a fee of £4.7 million and the 23-year-old even kept the first clean sheet of the Premier League season against Manchester United.

The young keeper had made 91 appearances for Mainz before moving to the Premier League and he revealed that a call from Jurgen Klopp was all it to convince him to move to Liverpool. Karius was interviewed by Sport Bild and he spilled the beans about his move to the Reds.

“He is a big personality everyone listens to.

“He briefly introduced himself [on the phone], and then we had a long chat. I had a good feeling because he’s such pleasant guy.

“We talked about this and that, and I soon realised that we are talking the same language. It was immediately clear to me that I wanted to move to Liverpool.”

The keeper also stated that Klopp has geared his team up to win at the club.

“That’s the way he assembled our squad, with players who are all up for doing great things with Liverpool,” he said.

Not afraid of Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The former Mainz star was also asked what he was afraid of more, the dentist or Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. This was done since Karius’ name was featured in a Norwegian book to help children get used to brushing their teeth.

“It’s definitely the dentist,” Karius said. “Ibrahimovic is certainly a great player, but during a match I don’t waste any thoughts on who is opposing me, and you never have any fears on the pitch.”

Liverpool’s number one

Earlier in the week, Klopp had stated that Karius had replaced Simon Mignolet as the number one keeper at the club. The German keeper though has not looked extremely comfortable between the sticks and some of the same problems with Mignolet had stuck with Loris.

Liverpool have kept just one clean sheet all season in the league and that certainly needs to change. Karius is great when it comes to stopping shots but when he prefers to stay on the line, especially during free-kicks and corners.

The Merseyside club have dealt with this, somewhat, by applying a zonal marking system but even that has not worked always for the Reds. Karius will be hopeful of better performances as the season progresses, he still is young and could be another great signing from Jurgen Klopp.

The German manager’s signings such a Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum and Joel Matip have all done brilliantly and it is time for Karius to step up and be counted.

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“Deserved”, “All the best for the future” – Some Liverpool fans pleased with choice for September’s Player of the Month



Daniel Sturridge Liverpool

Daniel Sturridge had a great September for Liverpool. Even though the Reds were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Chelsea and lost to Napoli in the Champions League, Sturridge scored a couple of fantastic goals against his former employers.

His strike against the Blues at Stamford Bridge will be remembered for long. Liverpool looked to be out of the game but the Englishman came up with a majestic hit from outside the box in the final moments of the game.

The 29-year-old hasn’t started many games but is doing a great job off the bench. Sturridge was named as Liverpool’s player of the month for his performances in September.

The Englishman will have a huge role to play for us as the season progresses and several fans were pleased that the striker got his reward for some excellent games.

Read more: “Flick him to barca” – Some Liverpool fans believe new video will help the Reds offload flop star for better price

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“Special type of player” – Some Liverpool fans believe on-loan youngster is a future star after a fantastic free-kick



Harry Wilson Liverpool

Harry Wilson

Wales defeated the Republic of Ireland in a UEFA Nations League game and they have Harry Wilson to thank.

The Liverpool youngster stepped up to score a brilliant free-kick for the away side in the 58th minute.

The 21-year-old was in the news earlier in the season when he smashed in a free-kick at Old Trafford. Manchester United were the opposition for Derby County on that evening and the Welshman’s goal helped the Championship side knock the Red Devils out of the Carabao Cup.

The 21-year-old is on loan at Derby and is one of the brightest youngsters at Anfield. The Welshman certainly got a lot of people talking with his effort against the Republic of Ireland and some fans believed the attacking midfielder has a great future ahead of him.

Read more: Liverpool handed triple injury boost ahead of Huddersfield clash

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“Flick him to barca” – Some Liverpool fans believe new video will help the Reds offload flop star for better price



Alberto Moreno

Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno has just one start to his name this season and that came in the 2-1 loss against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup at Anfield.

The game will be remembered for an Eden Hazard wonder goal, where the Spaniard was taken to the cleaners by the Belgian.

Moreno has found it tough to reclaim his starting spot in the Liverpool team, with Andy Robertson putting in a number of great performances. The newly appointed Scottish captain is possibly the best left-back in the league and was with the national side during the international break.

The Spaniard was training with the other members of the squad at Melwood and a brilliant video of his was shared. Moreno can be seen doing a couple of quality flicks during training and that got a number of fans interested.

The left-back has been linked (h/t Mirror) with a move to Barcelona in the winter window, and some fans believed this video was a ploy to increase his value ahead of a possible sale.

Read more: Liverpool interested in signing 27-year-old superstar from Napoli

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