CONFIRMED: Liverpool sign goalkeeper Loris Karius

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Liverpool have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Loris Karius from Bundesliga side Mainz.

The 22-year-old German arrives for a reported fee of £4.7million and returns to England having previously been at Man City‘s academy prior to 2011.

Having established himself as one of Germany’s finest goalkeeping talents, Karius has made the move to Liverpool, where he will compete with Simon Mignolet for the role of Jurgen Klopp‘s No. 1.

Liverpool have confirmed that Karius – who will wear the No.1 jersey – has signed a long-term contract after the Reds triggered a release clause in his contract with Mainz.

Karius told the official LFC website: “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.”

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Karius’ arrival is the first of many goalkeeping moves this summer, with Adam Bogdan to depart after just one season on Merseyside.

Danny Ward, Liverpool’s 22-year-old Welsh shot-stopper, is poised for another season on loan, likely with Huddersfield Town to link up with Klopp’s close friend David Wagner.

Karius join Joel Matip and Marko Grujic in bolstering Klopp’s squad this summer and will be officially registered on July 1st.

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