Chelsea legend Wise unimpressed by Liverpool pair Karius, Lovren

Chelsea legend Wise unimpressed by Liverpool pair Karius, Lovren

Chelsea legend Wise unimpressed by Liverpool pair Karius, Lovren

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius believes his consistent presence in the starting line-up during recent Premier League games has spurred his resurgence.

Van Dijk became the most expensive defender in world football when Jurgen Klopp's side snapped him up for £75m from Southampton in January.

But off the back of a comfortable 2-0 weekend win over the Saints, and with their Champions League clash with Porto coming up on Wednesday, Karius believes that the 26-year-old Dutch global is starting to hit his stride.

Loris Karius punching the ball away during the match between Southampton and Liverpool

Simon Mignolet has at times stamped his authority on the No 1 jersey but is prone to errors and was dropped by Jurgen Klopp last month.

Karius has kept seven clean sheets in his 15 appearances so far this season, including three in the Champions League group stages.

"Virgil has played quite a bit now and with him in front we are getting more used to each other", Karius added.

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"Of course he has to adapt a bit because our style is so different".

Karius, 24, has started seven of Liverpool's past nine games in all competitions, having played just eight of the first 27 matches of the season - though he was an ever-present in the Champions League. We defend high and he needs to get used to Dejan (Lovren) and Joel (Matip).

"In the last few games I've had more stuff to do and I've been able to make some saves". It definitely helps when you play regularly instead of coming in and out of the team.

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"Nobody knows about the future, or I don't know about the future", said Klopp, when asked if the end of his rotation policy spelled the end for Mignolet at Anfield.

'It's good and I feel good - getting weekly game time is very important, ' said Karius.

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