Premier League is nothing to be ‘scared’ of – Karius

Date published: Sunday 4th September 2016 3:39

Loris Karius

Liverpool new boy Loris Karius has declared himself “good to go” as he eyes his Premier League debut.

Karius joined Liverpool in a £4.7million deal from Mainz this summer, but the goalkeeper broke his hand in a friendly defeat to Chelsea in July.

The 23-year-old is ahead of schedule in his rehab and will return to full training next week as he looks to usurp Simon Mignolet as the Reds’ no.1 stopper.

When asked whether it would take time to adapt, he said: “I don’t think so because I have always tried to see where I can help the teams I’ve played at before and where I can make the play quicker when it’s needed or when to calm it down.

“Probably the reason I am here is because the manager thinks I’ll fit into the style of play. Of course, he tells me his ideas and I don’t think we’re far off, so I think I’m good!

“I’ve also seen a lot of the Premier League before – it’s a high level, but I think it’s the same in Germany so I don’t think I am going to be surprised about anything.

“I am well prepared and looking forward to it, so there’s nothing I am scared of or unsure of. I think I am good to go.”

On his battle with Mignolet, Karius added: “Competition is always good for the team.

“The manager needs to find 11 players and we have great players in every position – probably two for each position. That’s how it is.

“Goalkeeper-wise, the three of us get on really well. In training, of course we know we are in competition, but we have a good relationship and there’s a good harmony between us.”

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