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Jurgen Klopp recently stated that new goalkeeper Loris Karius would be the number one at Liverpool, relegating Simon Mignolet to the bench. The Belgian keeper did play in the EFL Cup match against Tottenham but he stated that the number one position is what he wants to fight for.

“I don’t want to be a No 2, that’s clear. I want to play.

“I will never give up fighting because that’s not in my character to just give up.”

The Belgian was signed from Sunderland by the Reds but a number of high-profile errors saw Loris Karius being brought in from Mainz at the start of the season. Karius is only 23 years at the moment while Mignolet is 28 and that is another factor why the Belgian wants to play regular football for the Merseyside club.

“Secondly, because I am not in a situation where I can sit on the bench. I’m 28 years old and I want to play week-in, week-out.

“So I’ll work hard and I’ll never give up – giving up is not what I want to do. I see it as a challenge that I can overcome. So hopefully it will be a fair challenge based on performances put in on the pitch.”

The manager’s decision is final

While Karius has not impressed many with his performances, he still looks shaky when it comes to collecting crosses; he has been given the go-ahead by the manager. Mignolet, though, wants to prove his ability to Klopp and is willing to fight hard to reclaim what he believes is his rightful place in the first team.

“I don’t want to think about that. It’s not in my character.

“I will always support the team and the club.  Hopefully I can get my chance again to show what I can do. I am happy with my performance against Tottenham.

“I will keep fighting to get my place back…to be honest, the only thing I can do is work hard, keep my head down.”

The end is near for the Belgian

While Mignolet isn’t the greatest keeper in the world, his shot saving ability is great. The Reds might need someone who provides them with more stability and playing a younger keeper might not provide the results right from the start but even keepers like David de Gea needed time to settle in the Premier League.

As the Belgian stated, he is not looking to be a number two at the club and that could mean that Mignolet could leave the club in January for guaranteed first team football. The Reds also have Alex Manninger who can chip in with a few games this season and Danny Ward is out on loan, and should play a role next season.

Liverpool do not have many extra games for Mignolet to take part in this season and if this is the end of the road for the Belgian, it has been a pretty crazy ride with many ups and downs.

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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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