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Loris Karius "Willing to Take Risks" to Become Number 1 Keeper at Liverpool

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Watch out, Simon Mignolet: Karius is coming for your job.

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Loris Karius has made a major splash during the single week in which he's been a Liverpool FC player. Correctly surmising that there was much more mileage they could get out of the new signing's arrival, the Liverpool interns quickly whipped up a Q&A video quizzing the new goalkeeper on a variety of subjects (favourite type of music: R&B).

Karius was mostly lobbed soft questions, but there were a few answers that offered the tiniest glimpse into window into what Jürgen Klopp might have been thinking when he targeted and ultimately secured Karius' services for the next few years.

"My goalkeeping style is very modern," Karius said when asked to describe his style of play. "(It's) offensive and also with a bit of risk, something that I'm willing to take. I wanted the no.1 shirt because I was wearing it at Mainz -€” and I want to be the no.1 here at Liverpool."

Take note, Simon Mignolet: der Panzerhandschuh has been thrown down. When Mignolet made errors last season while coming off his line in a way that showed very little poise, Klopp defended his keeper saying he'd asked him to play that way. Karius already sounds more confident in his ability to execute that particular instruction.

Whether that helps him achieve the goal pre-determined by his kit number remains to be seen, but regardless of the outcome Karius sounds ready to battle.