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Published: 12:03 | 22/9/16

Klopp undecided on goalkeeper


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has yet to decide which of his two goalkeepers will start against Hull on Saturday.

Loris Karius joined Liverpool in a £4.7million deal from Mainz in the summer but he was forced to miss the start of the season as a result of the hand injury he sustained during the club's ore-season friendly against Chelsea.

His arrival prompted speculation that Simon Mignolet would lose the number one jersey, but the Belgium international has played every minute in the Premier League so far, stepping aside as Karius made his competitive debut in the 3-0 EFL Cup win.

Klopp is undecided on whether to keep Karius in goal for the visit of Hull on Saturday but is happy to have two goalkeepers to choose between.

“Simgnolet? I did something similar in Dortmund, ‘please be aware of the quality of Pizarazu,’ a combination of Pizarro and Lizarazu," Klopp told his pre-match press conference.

“It’s not a place to announce line-ups. We have to think about it in a very positive way.

“I was not a goalkeeper, my father was one, so I have a bit of experience. It’s different to changing a midfielder. Nobody asks then. I know about this.

“It’s a decision when I will do it. I’m not sure I will do it in the next game, but that doesn’t mean I won’t do it in the next five years.

“I’m really happy with both of them. Nothing to say about this here.”

Liverpoolhave already beaten Arsenal, Leicester and Chelsea this season but they suffered a shock defeat at newly-promoted Burnley earlier in the campaign.

It has been suggested that the Reds struggle to break down the weaker teams in the division and Klopp has urged his players to prove the doubters wrong when they face the Tigers.

"Yes we need to be angry against Hull. They want our points. We have to think about why people think we have problems against bus parking," he said.

"Hull are ready for the Premier League. They have a very experienced coach and a squad with a great attitude.

"I think we can all improve - the team, the manager, the staff and the fans."

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