Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has backed his new number one Loris Karius ahead of Monday night's huge derby clash with Manchester United.
The German keeper came under scrutiny after a slightly nervous showing in his side's 2-1 win at Swansea,but Jurgen Klopp has defended his new signing ahead of Monday night's game.
Quoted in theLiverpool Echo, Klopp said:It was only once (when he didn't come off his line at Swansea) actually.
We have analysed that. It was only the last situation really.Whichever goalkeeper I choose unfortunately he will not be totally free of mistakes and that's the way it is. That's the game and that's no problem.
But it's about giving the boys the best feeling and the biggest support to perform at their best and that's what we do.
My job is to create an atmosphere where single mistakes are not really important. That's how it is in this case and we will see on Monday how my decision was.�
Klopp had previously said that Simon Mignolet would be considered after the international break, but it seems Karius has established himself as first choice for at least the near future.
The Liverpool coach did add however that he has to decide between "two very strong goalkeepers.
It's difficult but from my point of view it's a luxury problem,� Klopp added.
It's a decision between two very strong goalkeepers. I can't handle the goalkeeping position like I handle all the other positions. I can't say: ˜Today you, tomorrow you', like I may with a defender or full-back or striker. It's not possible. I respect this so I will make my decision.�