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Loris Karius has been fairly solid between the sticks in recent weeks and dished out another impressive performance in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Southampton on Sunday.

The German, who’s been our No.1 in recent games, played a big part in the team’s opening goal at the St.Mary’s. He made a quick distribution to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who released Mohamed Salah, who fantastically set up Roberto Firmino for the opener.

With Liverpool 1-0 up against the Saints, the German made two fine saves – first blocking a Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg shot before tipping a James Ward-Prowse header over the crossbar.

Our boys made the most of the keeper’s saves to double their lead through Mohamed Salah before half-time, which proved enough for Jurgen Klopp’s men to grab all three points and stay at 3rd place in the Premier League table, only two points below 2nd-placed Manchester United.

“That’s my job, to try to be there for the team when needed. The first half was a bit busier than the second – but that’s my job,” Karius told Liverpoolfc.com.

“It was a very important game. We saw the other results, we saw Tottenham win – but we did our job. We kept a clean sheet and scored a fantastic goal, that’s all we wanted.

“It’s good to go to the next away game with a positive result and to feel strong. We’ll recover and focus on Porto, which will be a big game for us.”

Klopp has rotated goalkeepers Karius and Simon Mignolet this season but last month, the manager declared the German as Liverpool’s No.1 goalkeeper. Karius feels that the stability has provided him with a good run of form lately.

“It’s good and I feel good. Getting weekly game time is very important,” he added.

“I’m still young; I had plenty of experience in the past but it’s different if you play week in, week out again and not just come in every other week for a midweek game.

“My confidence is coming and growing, I’m getting used to the game time again. It’s good for me.”

With his good show at Southampton, Karius has provided a strong case to start in Porto. The German is starting to impress the fans with his performances and let’s hope he continues his fine run of form.

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(Video) Watch Alisson and Roberto Firmino provide hilarious responses in latest “Bezzies”

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Liverpool have come up with another Bezzies video, this time focussing on Brazilian pair Alisson and Roberto Firmino.

We had seen a similar video of Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk a few weeks ago, and this one was just as brilliant between the Brazilians.

It started with Alisson answering about what Firmino would take along with him to an island, and the answer wasn’t really that surprising.

The forward answered his wife, which our keeper also guessed correctly. For Alisson’s options, the correct answer was barbecue, which Firmino got right too.

The pair were also asked what is their best body feature and which club they made their debuts for.

There were some great questions in between and Firmino confirmed that his favourite Brazilian player was Ronaldinho and not Ronaldo, while for Alisson it was goalkeeper Taffarel.

Our goalkeeper even predicted that Firmino would be a better keeper than his attacking partners Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

The pair seem to be in great form and in spirits ahead of our crucial tie against Manchester United on Sunday.

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Hopefully, we pull off a win and stay atop the Premier League table as the games keep coming thick and fast.

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Liverpool interested in signing £70m-rated Bundesliga powerhouse

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Liverpool face tough competition for the signing of Kai Havertz of Bayer Leverkusen, according to Sport Bild (h/t Mirror).

The 19-year-old has been on fire for the Bundesliga giants this season and has seven goals and five assists in all competitions.

The German also has a couple of international caps to his name and plays mostly as an attacking midfielder.

The report claims that Manchester City, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are all “actively” tracking the rising star.

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Havertz is rated at £70m (h/t Mirror), and he is the next big thing coming out from the Bundesliga. The 19-year-old was phenomenal last season with three goals and eight assists in the Bundesliga and seems set to break that his record in this campaign.

Liverpool have dipped into the German market several times under Jurgen Klopp, and if anyone would have the inside scoop on the 19-year-old, it has to be our manager due to his spell in the Bundesliga.

The Reds could do with an attacking midfielder in the team as we don’t have someone who can do this role. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain would be the ideal player for the position but it is unlikely we will see him play any minutes this season due to his injury.

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We lead the Premier League and made it into the knockout rounds of the Champions League, and with the right signings, there could be some silverware at Anfield this season.

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“It is going to be difficult” – Liverpool star believes Manchester United will be tough opposition

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Liverpool play Manchester United in the biggest fixture of the weekend, and the Reds have a sizeable lead over their rivals in the Premier League.

We are 16 points ahead of the Red Devils after just 16 games, and another win will keep us at the top of the table ahead of Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp has never defeated the Red Devils during his Premier League career, and Georginio Wijnaldum spoke about the tie.

Georginio Wijnaldum

The Dutch midfielder believed we would put up a quality performance, claiming United are a good team while having a bit of a dig claiming they go out not to lose games (h/t Mirror):

“It’s a nice game. We’ll try to put in the same performance that we did against Napoli.

“Things can happen, everyone can have a bad season, it does not mean they [United] are not a good team with good players. Last season, with the same players, they finished second.

“They have good players, a good manager, and they know how to manage games and win games – or not to lose games! It is going to be difficult.”

Jose Mourinho always seems to have a plan when playing against Liverpool, whether it was his Chelsea days or his United days.

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We long for a win over the Red Devils, and with our team in great spirits, a win at Anfield could be on the books.

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