Emre Can has been singing the praises of our injured new keeper, Loris Karius.
Karius was a £4.7 million signing from Mainz in the summer. He looked certain to start the new season between the sticks, but his hopes were scuppered after he suffered a broken hand in the pre-season game against Chelsea.
Originally ruled out for up to ten weeks, he is now expected to return in time to face Chelsea in two weeks. Whether or not Klopp chooses to throw him in at the deep end for that tie at Stamford Bridge remains to be seen. (Echo)
Can, however, believes the early disappointment of being injured won’t hold the youngster back, saying he has made “big steps” in the last couple of years of his career.
“He is a very good goalkeeper. The standard in Germany is very high and in the last two or three years he made very big steps in his career,” he said.
“He has been a little bit unlucky with the injury, of course, but he will come back and do very well.” (Echo)
Can is away on international duty with Germany. They face a trip to Norway tomorrow as they kick-off their World Cup qualifying campaign for Russia.