“He is one of the best coaches in the world” – Loris Karius heaps praise on Jurgen Klopp

New Liverpool signing Loris Karius says Jurgen Klopp was a key reason for him moving to Anfield, as well as the history of the club.

The 22-year-old goalkeeper officially became a Reds players last week, sealing a £4.7 million move from Bundesliga side Mainz.

In the eyes of many, Karius has a great chance of becoming Liverpool’s first-choice ‘keeper in place of Simon Mignolet next season, with only Manuel Neuer rated higher than him in the Bundesliga in 2015/16.

The German admits that Klopp was pivotal in his decision to move to Merseyside, and says he hopes for an international call-up to Germany’s senior team in the near future.

“He was a big factor, because he is one of the best coaches in the world and has shown how well he brings young players forward,” Karius told Bild.

“But there is also the tradition of the club, the atmosphere, which is not so common in the world.

“And of course, such a transfer leaves you financially improved. So all in all, it was the perfect total package.

“I just have to cause a stir and make my job very well in Liverpool,” he added on his international prospects.

“If I succeed, I certainly hope that at some point the call from [Joachim] Low comes.”

Karius was Liverpool’s first signing of the summer, and the hope is that it is the first of many to come in the coming months.

The youngster has enormous potential in all aspects of his play, but much like Pepe Reina when he joined the Reds at the same age in 2005, he is ready to become a key player straight away.

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