Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Karius credits consistent game time for Liverpool resurgence

Karius credits consistent game time for Liverpool resurgence

The Belgium global started the 2017-18 season as Liverpool FC's first-choice goalkeeper.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has refused to dismiss the possibility of Simon Mignolet leaving in the summer but does not see the Belgium international's future as something that should concern him for the time being.

Summer signing Loris Karius has since filled his boots, starting the last five Premier League games and is expected to keep his place against Porto tomorrow (7.45pm).

Given Mignolet's lack of playing time in recent months, speculation has been rife that the Belgium global could be set to leave Anfield at the end of the season.

"Nobody knows about his (Mignolet) future". I know Klopp changed and put Lovren against Porto.

"It says nothing about it". "I had a chat with him and said 'Enjoy yourself, because I don't think you'll be here long, ' " Lennon said. "In the last few games I have had more stuff to do and I have been able to make some saves, which gives you more confidence".

Karius, 24, has started seven of Liverpool's past nine games in all competitions, having played just eight of the first 27 matches of the season - though he was an ever-present in the Champions League.

Clyne was included in Liverpool's 25-man squad for Wednesday's trip to Portugal, but Klopp admits the tie against Porto has come too soon for the England global.

"On a good day we are really strong, but we need to be outstandingly strong to get a result against Porto", he added.

"That's all we are focused on".

"They are very experienced, very physical, hard, good footballers, good plan, it's quite a job to do".

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