Liverpool star ready to impress in Champions League

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has revealed that he is relishing the chance to turn out for the Reds in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

The 24-year-old has only made one first-team appearance for his English club this season, with Simon Mignolet starting five of the team’s six Premier League matches.

Third-choice stopper Danny Ward was selected in the EFL Cup last week, meanwhile, meaning that Karius has been forced to bide his time at the start of the 2017-18 campaign.

The German has been given the nod for Tuesday’s Champions League group match against Spartak Moscow, however, and has insisted that he will take the chance to impress.

Karius told Liverpool’s official website:

“Of course I’m very excited to play in this competition, the Champions League.

“It’s my first season in the Champions League, so on top of that I see it as a big chance to perform well and show myself to the manager, tell him I’m ready for whatever; if you need me in the Premier League I’ll be there, so it’s a chance for me.”

Karius joined Liverpool from Mainz 05 in the summer of 2016, but struggled to secure a regular spot in Jurgen Klopp’s first XI during his first season in English football.

Liverpool, who beat Leicester City 3-2 in the Premier League on Saturday, opened their Group E campaign with a 2-2 draw against Sevilla last time out.