Loris Karius has yet to make a competitive appearance for Liverpool, but his ability to compliment the fans, the city of Liverpool, and toss in a few sports cliches is already on point.
We’re all anxiously awaiting our new number one to return to full fitness after fracturing his hand while punching Dejan Lovren in the face. And in the meantime, Karius is obviously impressed with the number of well-wishers he’s met.
“People have recognised me at the traffic lights, when I’m having lunch or things like that and it’s really nice to see because they’re all just wishing you the best and a good recovery,” he said. “It’s nice to hear from people and to know they care about you.
“It’s a very good feeling, especially as I am new to the club and haven’t been able to show them that much yet, but they are already supporting me like this. It helps a lot.”
Whether these Liverpool supporters are more concerned about Karius’s well-being or about Simon Mignolet starting another game in goal is an open question. Probably a little of column A and a lot of column B.
One place in Liverpool Karius has yet to visit is Anfield, but he is naturally excited to play at the legendary stadium, especially with the expansion of the Main Stand. Even without experiencing the famous Anfield atmosphere, he’s impressed with the commitment of the Liverpool faithful.
“It’s unbelievable how far they travel and how many of them to support us, but in the end it is down to the players to achieve good things.
“Hopefully then we can get on a good run, see where it goes and I hope we can do very well this season. We have the potential in our squad for sure, now it’s down to us.”
No Loris, it’s down to you. Get your hand fixed up and save us. No pressure!