New Liverpool signing Loris Karius hails Jurgen Klopp factor

New Liverpool signing Loris Karius

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New Liverpool signing Loris Karius has hailed boss Jurgen Klopp as one of the key factors in his decision to join the club.

The 22-year-old goalkeeper finalised his move to Merseyside from Bundesliga outfit Mainz last month and he is expected to challenge current first-choice stopper Simon Mignolet for a place in the starting line-up next season.

Karius admits that he is looking forward to representing such a well renowned club, but the German under-21 international has hailed the influence of Klopp as the main reason for joining the Anfield outfit.

He told Sport Bild: “He was a big factor because he is one of the best coaches in the world and has shown how well he brings young players forward.

There is also the tradition of the club, the atmosphere, which is not so common in the world.”

The youngster admits that his main priority is to make an immediate impact with the Reds, but he admits that he also has long-term ambitions to force his way into Joachim Low’s Germany side over the coming years.

He added: “I just have to cause a stir and do my job very well in Liverpool. If I succeed, I certainly hope that at some point the call from Low comes.”

Liverpool finished eighth in the Premier League standings during the 2015-16 campaign, a full 21 points behind eventual champions Leicester, but they are available at 9.00 to finish top of the division next season.

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