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      Re: Loris Karius Player Thread
      Reply #30: May 24, 2016 06:30:53 pm
      I've only watched 1 highlight video of his.  So don't know much about him.  But he was getting a onslaught of shots against him vs bayern and dortmund.  Also made some pretty impressive saves in those games. 

      By what I've seen, I don't expect it to be long till his our #1. 
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      Re: Loris Karius Player Thread
      Reply #31: May 24, 2016 06:35:06 pm
      Style of play

      Karius shows a calmness under pressure when on the ball and possesses good composure with his feet, an area where current No 1 Mignolet has often fallen short at Anfield.

      He may be two inches shorter than Mignolet, standing at 6'2'', but is more than adept at dealing with crosses and shows a good command of his area thanks to his aggressive starting position - much like fellow German Manuel Neuer.

      He is also a superb shot stopper and his long-range kicking, which was previously an area of weakness in his game, has improved greatly over the last year.


      What they say

      Mainz captain Julian Baumgartlinger - "He does not have any flaws. He has become better and better with either foot. He is on the right track."

      Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann - "He's a very talented keeper. I've seen him a few times working for German Sky and I think he will be a good 'keeper."

      http://www.skysports.com/football/news/15117/10292363/who-is-loris-karius-we-profile-the-goalkeeper-set-to-join-liverpool

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      Re: Loris Karius Player Thread
      Reply #32: May 24, 2016 06:49:39 pm
      Anfield HQ ‏@AnfieldHQ  5m5 minutes ago
      Karius: "I wouldn't have made the move to Liverpool if I thought I was going to sit on the bench." #lfc

      I'm actually surprised so many are still saying the words competition etc, he's coming in to start, not a question about it.
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      Re: Loris Karius Player Thread
      Reply #33: May 24, 2016 06:50:01 pm
      No pressure Loris.

      No, honestly.

      (This is still my favourite of the numerous)

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q1cD5-oCXs
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      Re: Loris Karius Player Thread
      Reply #34: May 24, 2016 06:56:38 pm
      Welcome Loris  xxxxx:action-smiley-065:

      We expect big things of you lad but I'm sure you'll deliver if people give you a chance  ;D

      Bit of cutie and looks even hotter in Liverpool Red  :D

      Behave Debs  behave .


      See our Jürgen means business wrapping this one up.




      (I must tell Princess when I see him. He can retell me all about Mig's contract again. ;D)
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      Re: Loris Karius Player Thread
      Reply #35: May 24, 2016 06:59:15 pm
      First interview.

      Loris Karius: How Klopp chat inspired me to make Liverpool move

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      Moments after agreeing his long-term deal to join the Reds, Loris Karius sat down with Liverpoolfc.com at Melwood to discuss the move from FSV Mainz 05 to Anfield.

      The 22-year-old goalkeeper became the second summer signing made by Jürgen Klopp on Tuesday afternoon following a successfully completed medical at the club’s training complex.

      And Karius immediately explained why an inspiring chat with the boss left him in no doubt that a move to Liverpool was the right one to make.

      The German U21 international, who will take the No.1 jersey, also spoke of his excitement at the prospect of playing in front of Liverpool supporters having watched his television in awe at the sights and sounds they created at Anfield en route to the Europa League final this year.

      If you’re an LFCTV GO subscriber you can watch our interview with Karius in full now by clicking play on the embedded video below. You can also tune in to it via the club’s official television channel, LFCTV. Click here for scheduling details. Want details on how to sign up for either service? Visit this link.

      Alternatively, read on for a full transcript...

      First of all, welcome to Liverpool Football Club. What does it feel like to be officially a Liverpool player?

      Thank you. It’s a very good feeling and it’s an honour to play for a club like this. They have a special history and the fans are amazing here, so I look forward to playing at Anfield.

      Tell us about the move, when did you first hear of Liverpool’s interest?

      At the end of the season, but obviously I was focused on playing for my club and finishing the season well. We finalised everything after the last game, but of course I was really happy when I heard about it. Now it’s moved really fast.

      Who was the first person you told [about the move]?

      I talked to my parents all of the time, of course, so they were the first ones to know. That’s how it was.

      What was their reaction?

      They were happy for me. They support me and so they said whatever I want to do, they’ll support me and give me advice – but they were really happy about my decision.

      How much do you know about Liverpool Football Club?

      A lot from watching them on TV. The history, everybody who plays football knows. Anfield is a special atmosphere, so [I know] a lot of stuff. I still remember the Champions League final against Milan. There a lot of things in my head when I think of this club.

      I’m sure you must have seen Liverpool’s run in the Europa League this season and some of the amazing nights at Anfield. What kind of impression did that leave on you?

      Just that the fans are 100 per cent behind the team and they support them even if they’re 3-1 down and there’s not long to go, so they can still turn around the game. That’s what you need – strong fans behind you. That’s definitely what they have here. There are no excuses for the players, they know the fans are the 12th man.

      We have to talk about the manager, Jürgen Klopp. How much of a key factor was he in you making the decision to join Liverpool?

      Of course he was a factor – a big factor. I spoke to him and I had a good feeling afterwards because he told me what he wants to do with the club and with the players. It was a good talk with him and after that I was convinced this was the right decision. He’s a big coach.

      What did he say to you about this football club?

      He told me he knew Liverpool was a big club, but he actually realised how big it was when he came here. He didn’t realise until then, and even though he knew it was a big club, still when he came [here] he was surprised at how much bigger it is with all the fans supporting it and the special [feeling] this club has. He was really excited telling me all the stories.

      How excited are you to be working with him here?

      Of course, I am very excited. I know him a bit from playing against him in Germany. As a young player like me, he’s the right coach to do the next steps [in my career], to develop well and bring my game on. I’m sure he will help me, but it’s also on me.

      How much do you think your time at Manchester City will help you here and help you settle in?

      I know the area and I can speak English from that time, so I understand everything and so I think I can talk to my teammates in defence straight away and give them the right instructions. It will help me, of course.

      It’s ideal for you, I guess, that the deal has been done early on so you’ll get a full pre-season with your teammates and manager…

      Yes, I wanted to have the situation clear as soon as possible. It helps me, as you said, I get to start with the team and I can work with them the whole pre-season. It’s the first time for the coach as well to have the full pre-season [at Liverpool] so it will be good work and I think he can develop the team a lot in this period.

      You must feel you know more than enough about English football from that time at Manchester City, so it’s maybe an easier settling in period for you than maybe another foreign player…

      Maybe. I think I know exactly what to expect. If it’s a big factor, I don’t know, but I feel really comfortable making this step otherwise I wouldn’t have made it. I am 100 per cent sure this is the right thing, so I don’t have any worries about settling in or whatever. I’m sure that will be fine.

      Was a move back to England always in your plan?

      Of course it’s a great league to play in, but the Bundesliga is also very good. So I didn’t just say I wanted to go back to England, I said it had to be the right club where I am 100 per cent sure about my next step, that is the best for me. I just wanted the perfect package and I think that’s what I’ve got here.

      Tell us about you as a goalkeeper – what are your strengths?

      I think I’m a really confident goalkeeper. I like to play offensively, helping the defence out and playing with my feet, clearing situations early. If I’m far off my line and can clear a situation before it even comes to the goal, I’m confident doing that. I can block balls and I am a good shot-stopper. I try to be really offensive and help my team out a lot.

      What about the areas you can improve on or the manager and teammates here can help you develop?

      At 22, there’s nothing you’re perfect at. I want to develop in everything. If it’s my weak foot or crosses, which will be even harder in the Premier League because it’s tougher. So I want to improve on that. But I don’t feel like I’m not confident with anything in my game, so I just want to improve on everything.

      You’ll be working with Simon Mignolet, who is 28 now and has a great deal of experience. How much are you looking forward to learning from him?

      You can learn from every goalkeeper and every goalkeeping coach, because everyone brings new stuff. I’m looking forward to working with the whole goalkeeping team. It’s a new experience.

      Are there goalkeepers that you particularly study?

      Of course I try to learn from the best, so I look at every good goalkeeper and what they are doing well. But I don’t try to make my game just how they are playing, I go my own way. But of course you look at stuff and see how he is doing this better there or there. But there’s nothing I try to copy 100 per cent, I do my own thing.

      You were first-choice at your previous club. Is that something you want to achieve here?

      Of course, otherwise I wouldn’t make the move, if I thought I was just going to sit on the bench. I want to play and I feel like I will be able to do that if I do well in training and pre-season and the pre-season games. I’m confident. I’ve played almost 100 league games in Germany, so I’m young but I’m experienced. I’m not afraid of anything.

      What are your goals and ambitions here?

      I want to be in goal and play for Liverpool every week. And then win a trophy with the club, that’s what everyone wants. I want to do my part and help.
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      Re: Loris Karius Player Thread
      Reply #36: May 24, 2016 07:01:07 pm
      He's a smooth character, that's for sure.

      https://twitter.com/D10_LFC/status/735155551756255234
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      Reply #37: May 24, 2016 07:15:22 pm
      Welcome Loris! Be good to see him in action during the summer, hope he can get the nod for the position.
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      Re: Loris Karius Player Thread
      Reply #38: May 24, 2016 07:16:48 pm
      Can't have too many German's in the squad IMO...different mind-set entirely, mix it up with some English tenacity and some Brazilian flair and BOOM!
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      Reply #39: May 24, 2016 07:19:11 pm
      Can't have too many German's in the squad IMO...different mind-set entirely, mix it up with some English tenacity and some Brazilian flair and BOOM!

      Talking of BOOM!  Anyone noticed the tattoo on his right wrist? 

      https://40.media.tumblr.com/33c0947734f9b054531391931759da72/tumblr_o0i2lm5LGD1ulwz1oo1_1280.jpg
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      Reply #40: May 24, 2016 07:24:31 pm
      Anyone know how much he would have cost without the release clause?
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      Reply #41: May 24, 2016 07:27:52 pm

      Now HOW did you find that photo?! :D
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      Re: Loris Karius Player Thread
      Reply #42: May 24, 2016 07:28:45 pm
      Was voted 2nd best gk in Germany by the Players Association.

      Did fantastically well with an overachieving Mainz, finished 6th with them.

      Goodbye Mings.
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      Re: Loris Karius Player Thread
      Reply #43: May 24, 2016 07:31:03 pm
      Style of play

      Karius shows a calmness under pressure when on the ball and possesses good composure with his feet, an area where current No 1 Mignolet has often fallen short at Anfield.

      He may be two inches shorter than Mignolet, standing at 6'2'', but is more than adept at dealing with crosses and shows a good command of his area thanks to his aggressive starting position - much like fellow German Manuel Neuer.

      He is also a superb shot stopper and his long-range kicking, which was previously an area of weakness in his game, has improved greatly over the last year.


      What they say

      Mainz captain Julian Baumgartlinger - "He does not have any flaws. He has become better and better with either foot. He is on the right track."

      Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann - "He's a very talented keeper. I've seen him a few times working for German Sky and I think he will be a good 'keeper."

      http://www.skysports.com/football/news/15117/10292363/who-is-loris-karius-we-profile-the-goalkeeper-set-to-join-liverpool


      We need to sign their captain for his surname alone. Baumgartlinger :D
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      Re: Loris Karius Player Thread
      Reply #44: May 24, 2016 07:32:07 pm

      Surprised you even noticed his wrist :D
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      Re: Loris Karius Player Thread
      Reply #45: May 24, 2016 07:34:18 pm
      Anyone know how much he would have cost without the release clause?

      All I know is there was an awful lot of interest that we had to fend off (according to rumours of course). I wouldn't be at all surprised if he would have cost £15m - £20m, 2nd best gk in Germany at his age with a play style being likened to Neuer... did I mention I'm hyped for this one? :lmao:
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      Reply #46: May 24, 2016 07:38:33 pm
      All I know is there was an awful lot of interest that we had to fend off (according to rumours of course). I wouldn't be at all surprised if he would have cost £15m - £20m, 2nd best gk in Germany at his age with a play style being likened to Neuer... did I mention I'm hyped for this one? :lmao:

      Jeeze, that's quite a discount if you're right.
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      Reply #47: May 24, 2016 07:46:49 pm

      I'd like to say from my personal collection mate but thankfully someone posted it on rawk so I can at least add it my collection  ;D

      Surprised you even noticed his wrist :D

      It did take me a while Luke but I got there eventually  ;)
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      Reply #48: May 24, 2016 07:48:18 pm
      I'd like to say from my personal collection mate but thankfully someone posted it on rawk so I can at least add it my collection  ;D

      It did take me a while Luke but I got there eventually  ;)


      Was going to say whether you took the photo!
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      Re: Loris Karius Player Thread
      Reply #49: May 24, 2016 07:48:38 pm
      All I know is there was an awful lot of interest that we had to fend off (according to rumours of course). I wouldn't be at all surprised if he would have cost £15m - £20m, 2nd best gk in Germany at his age with a play style being likened to Neuer... did I mention I'm hyped for this one? :lmao:

      I'd go along with that Luke and it would probably be more if he'd stayed in the PL when he was at City.
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      Reply #50: May 24, 2016 07:50:18 pm
      Was going to say whether you took the photo!

      It's been a mighty long time since I was that up close and personal to a body like that mate.

      Sorry Paul  ;)
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      Re: Loris Karius Player Thread
      Reply #51: May 24, 2016 08:05:59 pm
      Excellent news, welcome Loris.

      Pleasing how quickly this has been tied up. Clearly Klopp has identified the areas to target this summer and is already making movements in the market.

      Can't wait to see what's next!
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      Reply #52: May 24, 2016 08:13:22 pm
      Excellent news, welcome Loris.

      Pleasing how quickly this has been tied up. Clearly Klopp has identified the areas to target this summer and is already making movements in the market.

      Can't wait to see what's next!

      I predict Ben Chilwell next followed quickly by this young Croatian lad Coric.

      I reckon another CB after that likely Sule.

      We might sign Long as cover in the striker area if we can get for under £10 million but I think we can do a lot better tbh.

      After than it will be either Dahoud or Zielinski.

      That should be all our Summer business concluded with every key identified position strengthened.

      Thanks all for your attention :)
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      Re: Loris Karius Player Thread
      Reply #53: May 24, 2016 09:11:06 pm
      Sorry but don't know the lad but I wish him well and lots of clean sheets.
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      Re: Loris Karius Player Thread
      Reply #54: May 24, 2016 09:19:25 pm
      Cracking start to the summer.

      Hopefully this means we've seen the last of Mignolet!
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      Reply #55: May 24, 2016 09:23:43 pm
      Probably THE main position were we need to strengthen / add quality. To often looking at Migs wondering why we had no better option. Assume Karius will be first choice, and if so, would be surprised if Migs stays, but maybe he will.

      Wilcommen Loris!!!!!!! :)
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      Re: Loris Karius Player Thread
      Reply #56: May 24, 2016 09:23:57 pm
      Karius stated that he went to Mainz - a step down from his previous club - to get first team football. He said he'd only ever leave for it.

      No doubt that Karius is Klopp's number one (obviously seeing the picture!).  I'm optimistic about his signing - and the fee for him is excellent, but I can't say too much as I have never watched him play. Anyone seen him play and if so, what's the lowdown on him?

      The first example of German backbone that Klopp will want (similar to the French flair Wenger brought to Arsenal?)?
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      Reply #57: May 24, 2016 09:25:08 pm
      Surprised you even noticed his wrist :D

      Same. I was looking at his nipples straight away.
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      Reply #58: May 24, 2016 09:34:25 pm
      Karius stated that he went to Mainz - a step down from his previous club - to get first team football. He said he'd only ever leave for it.

      No doubt that Karius is Klopp's number one (obviously seeing the picture!).  I'm optimistic about his signing - and the fee for him is excellent, but I can't say too much as I have never watched him play. Anyone seen him play and if so, what's the lowdown on him?

      The first example of German backbone that Klopp will want (similar to the French flair Wenger brought to Arsenal?)?

      As I said the other day, I've never seen him but he is definitely better than Mignolet. The only other goalkeeper on planet earth that Mignolet IS better than is, unfortunately for us, Adam Bogdan.

      We deserve a beast of a goalie. It's been a while.

      Fingers crossed.
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      Re: Loris Karius Player Thread
      Reply #59: May 24, 2016 09:45:34 pm
      Holy sh*t check out his bird

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