JURGEN KLOPP has been urged to drop Loris Karius to the bench when Liverpool welcome Manchester United to Anfield after the international break.
Karius, who joined the Reds in a £4.7m deal from German outfit Mainz this summer, endured a tough start to life on Merseyside after suffering a broken hand in pre-season.
But since making his debut in last month’s EFL Cup triumph over Derby, the 23-year-old goalkeeper has kept his place in between the sticks for Liverpool’s Premier League clashes with Hull and Swansea.
However John Aldridge believes it’s time for Simon Mignolet to return to Klopp’s starting XI.
“Loris Karius has been given his chance in the last three games, but on the evidence so far could you say he is better than Simon Mignolet?
“Karius is only a young lad. He’s going to need time and he has looked a bit nervy from what I’ve seen.
“He’s conceded from two corners on the bounce and some of his distribution, which we’ve been led to believe is a strong point, has not exactly been fantastic.
“Klopp said he would assess the goalkeeping situation during the international break having given both players an opportunity.
“And for me, I’d say while Karius could come good one day, Mignolet should be between the sticks at this moment in time.”