- Loris Karius wants to keep his spot between Liverpool’s sticks
- Reds face Bournemouth on Sunday, where he made mistakes last season
- Simon Mignolet should be fit and in contention
- SEE MORE: Klopp: Why Mignolet is starting ahead of Karius today
Loris Karius has discussed his performance against West Brom, in which he kept a clean-sheet for the second time in two Premier League appearances this term.
Jurgen Klopp also called him in for the 4-0 win v Arsenal, but unfortunately against the Baggies, the attack couldn’t break through and we played out a stale 0-0 draw.
Karius though was one of the more impressive performers, making a few good saves from West Brom corners and tipping a wind-assisted cross over the bar.
The young German hopes he’s staked his claim for a more regular role, with Simon Mignolet expected to be fit for Sunday’s tie with Bournemouth.
“It had been quite a while,” he told Goal.
“Obviously I’ve had the Champions League games but there are not that many so I was happy to get a start here. I wasn’t really expecting it but it was nice to play.
“It is always a battle, it doesn’t matter in which club or which position. If you don’t perform well, even when you start, you might lose your spot in any position so you have to perform and the rest is up to the manager.
“I was happy I got a start and I’ll just try to keep the standard high in training. That’s all I can do. The decision who plays is the manager’s job.
“I want to play every game and my favourite option would be to play again on Sunday. But I have to take it as it comes and perform well when I am in the squad.
“I think I did a decent job against West Brom. The manager has trust in me otherwise he wouldn’t have thrown me in.
“I have to show him in training I am ready for the upcoming games and then he is the one who picks. I would prefer to play every single game now so we will just have to wait and see.”
We think there isn’t much between Karius and Mignolet. Neither fill us with endless confidence, though, and ideally, we’d buy an elite stopper at some point.
This isn’t something on Jurgen Klopp’s radar though, so we expect the pair to continue rotating throughout the campaign.