Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has insisted that he will not look to leave Anfield this summer and will instead fight to be the first-choice at Anfield.
The 23-year-old had been linked with a return to the Bundesliga this summer, but reports claiming offers have been made have been dismissed by his agent.
Jurgen Klopp has faith in the former Mainz man, who arrived last summer in a £4.5m deal, and he will now get his chance to prove himself in pre-season alongside fellow keepers Simon Mignolet and Danny Ward, who impressed on-loan at Huddersfield in their promotion-winning campaign last season.
“There is absolutely nothing to the rumours that Karius will leave,” his agent Florian Goll said to Goal.
“He did not sign at Liverpool for the short term – he believes in the vision of the manager and he wants to be fully fit and prepared to fight for the No.1 position from the first day back.
“He has already started his individual programme to keep fit during the summer, because he wants to be completely ready when pre-season starts. He is extremely motivated by the competition.”
Karius endured a miserable debut campaign, suffering a broken hand at the start of the season before coming under severe criticism for his errors in the 4-3 defeat at Bournemouth.
Nevertheless, Klopp remains adamant that the Reds will not lose faith with the German.
“We really want to improve the club, we know we have to be successful as soon as possible, but on the other hand we all feel comfortable in a situation with each other, the goalkeeper included, and I know how strong Loris Karius is,” he said.
“Loris is still very young, he’s a big goalkeeping talent and everything will be good in the end.”