Liverpool summer signing: Why I’m still getting to grips with this under Jurgen Klopp

LORIS KARIUS has conceded he’s still getting used to Liverpool’s style of play under Jurgen Klopp.

The goalkeeper clinched a £4.7m switch to Liverpool over the summer.

After missing the first two months of the season with a broken hand, Karius has since established himself as the club’s number one choice.

But despite keeping Simon Mignolet out of the first-team, Karius admits he’s not fully up to speed with Klopp’s system.

“Sometimes, especially in the beginning, maybe we would need to play short in a situation where I would never do it at Mainz,” Karius told Goal.

“I wouldn’t have played the ball because I knew we would struggle to get out of that space.

“At Liverpool, though, with all the quality and talent we have in the team, we can deal with really tight spaces so I have to remember in my head that it’s possible now, when before it wasn’t.

“I need to get used to these kind of changes and it will happen quickly, but that’s why I sometimes still make the wrong choice – I’ll maybe kick the ball long when we could have gone short and it won’t look too good, but as we all develop together, it will become automatic.

“For example, against Watford we had a really good mix of play. We had nice build-up from the back, but also went long and got success that way too.

“The more games I get, the more I understand each player and what it is they really want in each situation and how I can help them.”

Liverpool will hope to maintain their excellent form after the international break when they face Southampton.

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