Published: Thu, July 26, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Jurgen Klopp pledges to stop bringing up Karius' past mistakes

Jurgen Klopp pledges to stop bringing up Karius' past mistakes

Klopp believes boasting more options will be of the greatest benefit to Liverpool in 2018-19, with the club having relied heavily on a favoured starting XI last season led by 44-goal frontman Mohamed Salah. "He's now in for 5 days with us and, before that, one-week training program full training program at home, so it's all good". I don't care, of course, but in the moment all is fine and of course he is what we saw a year ago.

"All the other teams have quality as well so we need to be ready for fights, not celebrating signings and stuff".

Liverpool paid a world record fee for a goalkeeper when signing Alisson from Roma earlier this month.

Speaking in an interview with ESPN FC, Nicol said: "I would prefer if we didn't win anything if we were second but pushed Man City all the way".

Liverpool and several other Premier League and Championship clubs were sent a detailed scouting dossier, urging the signature of the youngster.

Klopp hopes that he now boasts the squad depth required to land tangible reward for his efforts, telling reporters while on International Champions Cup duty: "We expect more from ourselves". Through the process of the pre-season friendlies, hopefully I'll be up to speed with it. Most people, whether they root for Barcelona, River Plate, Notts County or anyone in between, understand this.

Naby Keita has spoken of his "huge desire to win" as he begins life as Liverpool's first number eight since Steven Gerrard - a player he used to pretend to be as a child.

"City brought in Mahrez".

"I don't want to make him the most physically strongest player in the squad or whatever. We have the highest ambitions, 100 percent", he added.

"The ones who are very young, we don't think about it; they are in absolutely the right place now and if they can play with us or the U23s, it is flawless".

Karius admits that the 25-year-old's arrival at Anfield means that his position as first-choice goalkeeper may be in jeopardy.

Further mistakes in pre-season against Tranmere Rovers and Borussia Dortmund have been swiftly pounced upon by both casual observers and die-hard fans. That's a nice plan as well. "That's how it is and he has already a lot of ups and few downs as well, so that's good for development and for the level he is now". We don't just go in there and think "we will see what happens".

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