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Loris Karius Earns Praise From Jürgen Klopp After Watford Performance

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Liverpool's goalkeeper "has all the skills" the club needs, according to the manager.

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Most of the talk following Liverpool's 6-1 demolition of Watford has been about the team's ruthless attack. With 30 goals in just 11 matches this Premier League campaign, that makes sense.

But on the defensive end, Loris Karius had one of his better performances with the Reds after being under a bit of fire over the past couple of weeks. Even though he let in a second half goal, the positive overall display solidified his place in the starting eleven.

Jürgen Klopp, who has skillfully managed the combination of Karius and Simon Mignolet in the squad this season, was impressed.

"Good, good," Klopp said about Karius' play against Watford (via the Echo). "I know everybody is expecting perfection from the first day when you come in as the new player. He can improve a lot, but he has all the skills we think we need for our goalkeeper."

"But of course being at Liverpool is quite impressive, playing in this stadium is quite impressive, we all expect at 22, 23, 24-year-old boys are ready for everything in the world," he added.

Klopp made sure to acknowledge his other goalkeeper, too.

"He's already in a good way and with Simon (Mignolet), it's a really wonderful goalkeeper couple," Klopp said.