Loris Karius, the genetically gifted goalkeeper that Liverpool acquired from Mainz over the summer, is expected to return to full training this week following the successful removal of a wire support in his hand Wednesday. Karius injured his right hand in the friendly against Chelsea in Pasadena in July and has been sidelined ever since, his return to training giving hope to possibly having the keeper appear on the bench for when the Reds return to Anfield against Leicester.
Despite having missed the start of the Premier League campaign, Karius remains unruffled by the challenge of the league and the task of adapting.
“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!” The German said in speaking with the club. “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.”
The keeper hasn’t been completely sat out of training, working with trainer John Achterburg throughout his rehabilitation, but looks forward to the chance to get a run out outside with the rest of the squad, not to mention a decent chance at challenging for the starting spot against current goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
“I’m looking forward, not really thinking about the challenge, but just being able to train with the team and go out every day, enjoy myself doing what I really like to do instead of just hitting the gym every day and watching the others play. It’s going to be a good feeling.”
The more optimism in the squad the better, as we all look forward to the return from the international break and hoping to see the stopper get a moment in the Premier League.