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Jurgen Klopp makes a decision on whether to persist with Lorius Karius after the goalkeeper’s recent howlers

Jurgen Klopp is going to keep faith in goalkeeper Loris Karius despite recent poor performances, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The Liverpool Echo report that although Klopp was unwilling to discuss the issue during his press conference earlier today, he does plan on sticking with Karius opposed to giving Simon Mignolet a route back into the starting eleven.

The alarm bells began to ring about Karius’ form during Liverpool’s 4-3 defeat against Bournemouth two weeks ago. The 23-year-old should have done better with two of the Cherries’ four goals, and his mistakes ultimately proved costly for the Reds.

Fast forward a week and Liverpool hosted West Ham at Anfield. Karius’ starting position was questionable as Dimitri Payet fired in a free-kick. The German was then hesitant to claim a lofted ball over the Liverpool back-line and was subsequently punished as Michail Antonio found the back of the net.

Klopp’s side visit the Riverside tomorrow to face Middlesbrough, and if the Liverpool Echo are to be believed – Aitor Karanka’s side may well target Karius.

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