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DONE DEAL: Liverpool complete signing of Loris Karius

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Liverpool have today completed the signing of Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius for £4.7m.

The stopper, 22, will be registered as a Liverpool player on 1 July, and the Reds have allocated him the number one jersey, meaning Simon Mignolet will keep his current squad number of 22.

Karius told Liverpoolfc.com: “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.

“I know a lot about the club from watching them on TV. The history, everybody who plays football knows. There a lot of things in my head when I think of this club.

“I spoke to the manager 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.”

Karius comes highly regarded by his fellow players in the Bundesliga, who voted him the second-best goalkeeper in the division.

He has a little experience in English football, having featured for Manchester City’s Under-18 and Under-21 sides, but he did not make a first-team appearance.

 

By Steve Osborne                    @BlizzardSteve75

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