According to various reports on Twitter, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp looks set to start Loris Karius ahead of Simon Mignolet in goal in the clash against runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday, and Reds fans have been quick to have their say on the rumour.
Loris Karius is set to start ahead of Mignolet today.
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) January 14, 2018
The Germany international has largely played second fiddle to Simon Mignolet in the top flight this season, but after being named in the XI in the 2-1 win against Everton in the third round of the FA Cup last Friday, he could be set for just his third start in the league this term.
The Merseyside outfit know that a win – which would bring an end to the Citizens’ unbeaten campaign – would take them above Chelsea and into third in the standings, although new boy Virgil van Dijk is also rumoured to be missing out with a hamstring strain.
Liverpool supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the early team news, and while one said it would be a “huge call from Klopp”, another described the potential decision as “unbelievable” in what is a big game.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Loris Karius in, Mignolet dropped.
Virgil van Dijk out injured.
Huge call from Klopp.
— Oliver Bond (@Oliver__Bond) January 14, 2018
No VVD is a bummer but not played a lot of football & probably came in a bit short, hopefully just a precaution & the 1 game. Karius in though 😳 #LFC
— David O Keeffe (@davidwok80) January 14, 2018
Karius starting over Mignolet, I don’t know who’s better or worse! Both good shot stoppers, both lack commanding presence and confidence! #LFC
— Darren Gahan (@dargahan) January 14, 2018
Unbelievable from Klopp to make a change of GK on such a huge game. But we all wanted Karius to get a run for a while even though i am not that impressed. Just a thought but maybe with City's high pressing, Karius playing with his feet could be very useful. #LFC
— Mohamed Ndiaye (@KloppRomantic) January 14, 2018
Loris Karius starts. Not sure that’s the correct decision. Time will tell. #LFC
— Zac (@ZAC_AE) January 14, 2018
— Akash (@Akash_LFC) January 13, 2018
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