Jurgen Klopp has thanked Liverpool fans for the support shown to Loris Karius.
Karius has endured a difficult couple of months after his two costly mistakes in the Champions League final.
Liverpool have since signed Alisson for a world-record fee for a goalkeeper, thereby demoting the German.
But fans greeted Karius with rapturous applause when he took to the field for Tuesday’s friendly win over Torino at Anfield.
— Loris Karius (@LorisKarius) August 8, 2018
“It helps everybody,” Klopp said of the warm reception. “I haven’t spoken to him because I was immediately in the signing session, if you want.
“I was not surprised, to be honest, but as a human being I was hoping for it, that it would be like this. I loved it, to be honest.
“Is it possible being different in a really hard world? Yes, I think it is possible. We showed tonight a really nice face and I liked it.
“It helps not only Loris, it helps Alisson as well, that you can see this is a very special place. It was a really big gesture.”