Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool’s three goalkeepers will start pre-season with the same chance to make the No 1 spot their own.
Simon Mignolet and LorisKarius face a battle from Danny Ward, and Jurgen Klopp insists that’s all the competition they need.
“We have three goalkeepers and they can all show what they are able to do, and then we will see who will start.
“That’s very comfortable for the manager, three really good goalkeepers. It is like it is and nothing is decided, they can all show how good they are. I don’t want to bring doubt so that they start doubting.”
They are at a fantastic club and a fantastic football club needs fantastic goalkeepers. We had a really good goalkeeping season.
“Yes, it was a little bit difficult for Loris but I’m sure he had his part in the development of Simon, who played a really good season.
“And Danny played a fantastic season at Huddersfield with a big success at the end.
“We have three goalkeepers and they can all show what they are able to do, and then we will see who will start.”
It could be expected that Mignolet begins the season as No. 1, given his longevity in the role, but Karius was signed as Klopp’s new first choice last summer.
The 24-year-old made just 16 appearances last term, contending with a broken hand suffered during the last pre-season, as well as a clutch of high-profile errors.
After struggling on his move to Merseyside, however, Karius is determined to fight back this campaign.
“I didn’t have an easy first season with a bit of a struggle and injuries,” he toldLiverpoolFC.com.
“Now I want to prove myself, do better than last season and win the shirt back.
“It was a new experience for me, with a lot to learn. Even in the negative spell, I took positives out of it and learned a lot that was new to me.
“I feel strong mentally and also on the pitch. I want to prove myself.”