The German shot-stopper has just come to the end of a strong campaign between the sticks at the Coface Arena, notching up 86 saves and nine assists in 34 Bundesliga appearances.
The Reds have been linked with the 22-year-old frequently in recent weeks and with talks progressing between Liverpool and the German outfit, The Guardian claim a £4.7million transfer to Anfield is now on the horizon.
Karius will be brought in as competition for Belgium international Simon Mignolet. Despite the 28-year-old remaining uncontested as Liverpool’s No.1 for the last three seasons, proneness to individual errors has lead to consistent criticism of his role in the starting Xi.
But that is unlikely to be the end of Liverpool’s summer spending, with manager Jurgen Klopp reportedly ‘vowing’ to make changes to his first team squad following their 3-1 defeat to Sevilla in the Europa League final.