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Published: 22:00 | 24/5/16

Karius agrees Liverpool move


Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign goalkeeper Loris Karius from FSV Mainz 05.

The 22-year-old underwent a medical at Melwood on Tuesday before putting pen to paper on a long-term deal to move to Merseryside, he will officially become a Liverpool player on July 1.

An Germany Under-21 international, Karius made 34 Bundesliga appearances last season as Mainz finished sixth and he is looking forward to proving himself in the Premier League.

"It’s a very good feeling and it’s an honour to play for a club like this," Karius told the club's official website.

"They have a special history and the fans are amazing here, so I look forward to playing at Anfield.

"I know a lot about the club from watching them on TV. The history, everybody who plays football knows. There a lot of things in my head when I think of this club.

"I spoke to the manager and I had a good feeling afterwards because he told me what he wants to do with the club and with the players.

"It was a good talk with him and after that I was convinced this was the right decision."

Karius will wear the number one jersey for Liverpool and manager Jurgen Klopp believes he will add quality to the goalkeeping division.

"I am delighted we have signed Loris, he has had a fantastic season with Mainz and has developed into a very good goalkeeper since his return to Germany," Klopp said.

"I am really pleased that we were able to move so quickly to get him and that Loris has shown such a desire to come to Liverpool with a lot of other clubs interested in him.

"I know he will add to the quality we have in this position and I look forward to working with him and all our players when we return for pre-season."


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