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Loris Karius given nod to start in goal for Sevilla tie

Loris Karius given nod for Sevilla tie
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Loris Karius will return to Liverpool's starting lineup for their Champions League opener against Sevilla, with Simon Mignolet dropping down to the bench.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he intends to start Loris Karius in Wednesday evening's Champions League tie against Sevilla.

The 24-year-old was surprisingly recalled for the 4-0 win over Arsenal prior to the international break, only to be overlooked last time out as the Reds went down 5-0 to Manchester City.

Klopp will put his faith back in Karius for Liverpool's opening European group-stage fixture, but has again reiterated that he does not have a specified first-choice goalkeeper as Simon Mignolet waits in the wings.

"If nothing happens overnight then Loris will start, yes, but no it doesn't mean that [Karius is now number one]," he told reporters on Tuesday afternoon. "Why do we think number one, two, three is fixed until the end of all days? I don't want to bring that in doubt but how can you ask if he's number one? By the way, it's not that he shouldn't be number one.

"If they train bad they don't deserve a game, but they both train really well, they keep the level really high. If we don't give them a game then every year we have to find a number two, 33 years old, who still can catch a few balls and doesn't want to play any more - that's really difficult, to find someone like that.

"I prefer having a group of good goalkeepers and that means you have to change things. That's the plan. Not to keep them happy, no, to use the quality of the goalkeepers and that's how it is, to keep them together and then they will decide with the performance who will play. Are all players happy with the decision? I don't know - it's nothing I can think about too much."

Karius featured in 10 successive Premier League games last season, before being dropped in favour of Mignolet.

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