Loris Karius has revealed what eventually convinced him to make up his mind and join Liverpool last summer.
The young German keeper was a £4.7 million recruit from Mainz, with the transfer marking his second spell in England after previously spending time on Man City’s books.
“[Klopp] is a big personality everyone listens to,” Karius told Sport Bild (cited on Echo). “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.”
Karius has been a fixture in the starting XI in the last few weeks after his debut was initially delayed by a broken hand he sustained in the loss against Chelsea during the pre-season tour of the United States.
He was rested for the League Cup win over Spurs on Tuesday night at Anfield, but it is widely expected that he’ll return to the side for the trip to Palace next weekend.
Since coming into the side he has only kept one clean sheet – in the 0-0 draw with Man United. That remains our only clean sheet in all competition after Mignolet conceded a late penalty during the cup game.